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Apply to Pediatric Dentistry

Applicants with a Dental Degree from an ADA accredited School of Dentistry (U.S./Canada)

Applications and credentials of those who are interested in Pediatric Dentistry must be received by the Post-doctoral Application Support Service (PASS) no later than October 3, 2017. The following items are required with the PASS application:

1. National Dental Board Examination Part 1 scores. NBDE Part 1 scores are required to apply to the program. We accept the NBDE scores reported on your Institutional Evaluation form.  

2. The Postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code. Applicants must participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. For more information about this, please visit

3. Professional Evaluations (PEF is a traditional letter of evaluation). You must submit 3 PEF evaluations in the PASS application.

4. Submit/Upload dental transcripts with your PASS application.

If you have questions about this process, please contact us at  We now have a paperless admissions process!  Please do not send paper copies of your documents to the School of Dentistry. 

Applicants with a Dental Degree from a non-ADA accredited dental school

To apply to this program for the Summer 2018 entering class, please follow the steps below to ensure your application is complete. Only complete applications are reviewed.

  1. Complete the Rackham Graduate School online application.

  2. The Pediatric Dentistry graduate program requires 3 letters of recommendation. Letters must be submitted online by your recommender – please review the Rackham guidelines.

  3. Submit/upload dental transcripts (and translation if not in English) online with the Rackham Graduate application.  For more information about submitting transcripts, please visit

  4. Foreign applicants whose native language is NOT English must submit IBT TOEFL scores ( electronically using institution code 1839. The minimum accepted IBT TOEFL is 84. Please do not send a paper copy of your IBT TOEFL score. Paper copies are not accepted.

The deadline for this program is October 1, 2017. All application materials should be submitted and received by the application deadline.

All application materials must be submitted with your Rackham application and all letters of recommendation must be submitted online by your recommender. See #2 above. You will not be able to add or edit documents after your Rackham Application is submitted to the University of Michigan. Questions, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How will I know when my application is made available to the Pediatric Dentistry program for review?

A: The School of Dentistry Office of Admissions will notify applicants via email when their materials have been received, processed, and sent to the Pediatric Dentistry program for review.

Q: Do you require a photo?

A: No. A photo is not required to apply to the program.

Q: When will I be contacted for an interview?

A: The Division of Pediatric Dentistry Department is responsible for all interview invitations. The division will contact you directly about interview offers.

Q: Do you require official Dental School transcripts to be sent to the University of Michigan?

A: Transcripts (and any translations) are submitted directly to Rackham Graduate School. See #3 above.

Q: I am an international student applying to the Pediatric Dentistry program. My recommenders gave me letters of recommendations in paper format, how can I submit those letters?

A: We have a paperless admissions process, which means that all of your letters of recommendation must be submitted online by your recommender. Please see item #2 above.

Q: What is the estimated cost of the Pediatric Dentistry Graduate program?

A: Tuition (subject to annual increase) is in the first year is $23,400 for in-state students, $39,900 for out-of-state students. No tuition is charged in the second year. Tuition in the third half-year is $11,700 for in-state students and $19,950 for out-of-state students. For the five graduate students selected via the MATCH, stipend level is $31,500 for the first year, $40,000 for the second year, and $20,000 for the third half-year. One position filled outside of the MATCH (open to dentists with degrees from non ADA-accredited dental schools) is tuition-based and is not eligible for stipend support.


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