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Admission with Advanced Standing
Doctor of Dental Surgery Program (DDS)
Office of Admissions


The University of Maryland School of Dentistry does not have a specific program designed for candidates seeking admission to the DDS program with advanced standing. However, it may be possible for exceptionally talented dental students currently enrolled in US/Canadian dental schools or graduates of a non-US/non-Canadian dental schools, to gain admission to the University of Maryland’s Doctor of Dental Surgery program, with advanced standing.

Candidates should be aware that the application process is complex, given the nature of assessing candidates’ performance in different curricula at other institutions. Furthermore, all admissions considerations are contingent on space availability within the program.

This policy specifically addresses admissions requirements for two categories of candidates for admission with advanced standing:
                                                                            • Transfer Students 
                                                                            • Internationally Trained Dentists