The UIC Dental School: Gate to be a Dentist


Many people dreams to be a dentist since their childhood. To reach the dream to become a quality and competent dentist they have to study hard and also choose the right institution to train them such as the UIC Dental School. Many reasons for children or teenager wanting to be a dentist, from the silliest one like that dentist has to wear cool white coat like general practitioners, the ideal one like to help the community by improving the community oral health or even the realistic one, that a dentist is rewarded with lucrative salary and fee. All of the reasons are acceptable as long they can be a competent, well-trained and responsible dentist in the future. If you really want to be a quality dentist you must strive in your study and apply for the best institution such as the UIC Dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The college offers a variety of different dental programs:

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD),
  • International Dentist Degree Program (IDDP),
  • Ph.D. in Oral Sciences and
  • specialty certification in endodontics, orthodontics, dental surgery, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics

Requirements for admission and graduation for each program are different while all students have to be US legal resident or citizens.

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The UIC Dental School Programs Requirements

There are various programs offered by the UIC Dental School with different admission requirement:

  • DMD or Doctor of Dental Medicine

To apply for the DMD Program at the UIC Dental School you have to hold a bachelor degree with at least six hours credit of biology, fourteen hour of chemistry, six hours of physics an six hours of English, minimum grade for each subject is “C”. Along with application, the applicant must also submit three letters of recommendation, completed application forms, and Dental Admission Test scores.

  • IDDD or International Dental Degree Program

This program provides chances for student from abroad with a dental degree to acquire U.S licensing by studying in the UIC two years international program. The potential student has to submit their UIC application materials along with proof of residency status, two letters of recommendation, transcript, a copy of the foreign degree, TOEFL scores, National Board part I scores and the American Dental Education Association Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists.

  • Ph.D

To apply for PhD program the applicant have to submit a statement of personal interest and three letters of reference.

For further information about the UIC Dental School you can call student admission office at (312) 996-1020 or (312) 996-7555.

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