Residency Training Programs

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The UCLA School of Dentistry's Residency Training Programs are among the best in the nation. Postgraduate residents have the opportunity to enhance their education and pursue advanced training in a wide range of specialized fields as well as general dentistry. At any given time, we have more than 100 active trainees who are treating patients in the clinics alongside our world-class faculty. Our residents receive a stipend in addition to a benefits packet.

Learn more about the 13 CODA-accredited residency programs we offer.

We also offer seven (7) CODA-accredited residency programs for graduates of a non-CODA accredited dental school. International trainees must pay fees to participate. 

We offer two additional postgraduate training options:

Open to U.S. and foreign trained dentists with the same caliber of training, but with shorter time commitments.

Third Party Verification Request

Please Note: ALL third party education verifications must be submitted via fax 310-825-9808 with a signed release form to maintain compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA), along with a signature form to verify the request.

Any emailed verification request will not be processed. We do not provide phone or email verifications; all verifications are returned via fax.

Requests are generally processed within 5-7 business days once received by the Office of Student Services via fax request. During certain times of the year (orientation, commencement, interview time, etc.) processing times may increase to 10-15 business days. Repeatedly submitting the same request to different departments and/or not allowing enough processing time will only further delay the process.

We understand credentialing is a time-sensitive process and do our very best to expedite each request.

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Contact Us

Jasmine Vaca, Postgraduate Programs Officer
Phone: (310) 825-7478
postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu