Admissions Deadlines

DMD Program

Candidates for the program beginning in July 2018 should submit their applications to the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) between June 1st, 2017 and January 1st, 2018. Interview sessions will be conducted between October 2017 and March 2018. Applicants selected for interview will be notified in writing beginning in late September 2017. Click here to view more information on the application process.

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Dental International Student Program

The 2018 application cycle runs from March 1, 2017 to August 1, 2017. Admitted students will begin in January 2018.

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PASS Applications Programs

Program PASS Application Deadline Requires Match? Requires ADAT?
Advanced Education in Esthetic and Operative Dentistry October 2, 2017 No No
Advanced Education in General Dentistry November 1, 2017 Yes No
Endodontics August 1, 2017 No No
General Practice Residency November 1, 2017 Yes No
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery September 1, 2017 Yes No
Oral Medicine December 1, 2017 No No
Orofacial Pain* February 1, 2018 No No
Orthodontics August 15, 2017 Yes Accepted
Pediatric Dentistry September 1, 2017 Yes No
Periodontology September 1, 2017 No No
Prosthodontics September 1, 2017 No No

* Applicants for the Orofacial Pain program may apply using the Tufts Direct Application process as well

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Tufts Direct Application Programs

Advanced Dental Technology and Research Program July 1, 2017 for January 2018 matriculation, January 1, 2018 for July 2018 matriculation
Orofacial Pain March 1, 2018
Dental Education Learning and Teaching Academy (D.E.L.T.A.) Fellowship March 1, 2018
Dental Sleep Medicine February 1, 2018
Implant Dentistry Fellowship March 1, 2018
Master of Science in Dental Research March 1, 2018
Oral Medicine December 1, 2017

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Combined Degree Programs

DMD/MS Program

First year students in good standing at TUSDM with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (or 85%) are welcome to apply. A mentor and a research project must be identified before applying. Two letters of recommendation, one from the student’s mentor, as well as a personal statement, are also required. The application deadline is April 15, 2018. For more information, visit the DMD/MS page.

DMD/MPH Program

Students can apply to the program during their second year of dental education. Admission to the DMD/MPH Program is a two-step process:

1. Students must submit a personal narrative to The prompt of the personal narrative is as follows: Describe your career objectives and why you are interested in dental public health training. The DMD/MPH Combined Program Admissions Committee will review the application. The Committee looks for academic achievement and demonstrated interest and activities in dental public health. Applicants with an interest in becoming board certified in dental public health will be given preference for admission.

2. If recommended by the Committee for admissions to the DMD/MPH Program, students must then complete a separate application to the MPH Program and be accepted by the Admissions Committee of the MPH Program.

For more details visit the DMD/MPH program page.