Requirements for Admissions

  • Proof of your status as a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident*

  • DDS or DMD degree from a CODA-accredited program

  • National Board Dental Examination, Part I (Official copies of scores must be emailed to: postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu)

Application Process

  • Submit ALL primary materials through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) website

PASS Application Deadline: November 1

Supplemental Application

Deadline: November 1

  • Supplemental Residency Application and other materials submitted directly to:

    UCLA School of Dentistry
    Orofacial Pain & Dysfunction ​Residency Program
    10833 Le Conte Ave, 33-039 CHS
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Personal statement

  • Official NBDE Part I scores

  • Official NDBE Part II must be submitted by June 1st prior to matriculation

  • INBDE scores (if taken instead of NBDE part I/II) must be submitted

  • Official undergraduate and dental school transcripts

  • 3 letters of recommendation

  • Recent passport-sized photograph (2" x 2")

  • $100 non-refundable application fee in check made payable to "U.C. Regents"

Incomplete files will not be considered.

Contact Us

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

*Verification of U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency must be received by June 1st of the admission year or acceptance into the program may be withdrawn. Failure to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency after the start of the program shall result in automatic suspension and may result in dismissal from the program. For questions, please contact our Postgraduate Programs Officer at (310) 825-7478 or postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu.