We look forward to receiving your application to one of our eight Advanced Clinical Training programs.

Requirements for Admission:

  • Degree from a dental school accredited by the local government jurisdiction

  • English language proficiency

  • Candidates interested in the Surgical Implant Dentistry ACT program, completion of specialty program in either periodontics or oral and maxillofacial surgery is also required.

Application Process

  • Download and complete the Application Form

  • Official dental education transcripts and an official Educational Credential Evaluators ECE Course-by-Course Report

  • Three (3) confidential reports from people with knowledge of the applicant’s skills and potential

  • Proof of English language proficiency for people with English as a second language (official TOEFL or IELTS score required, a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL, 250 on the computerized version, or 87 on the internet-based is required). Please note the TOEFL school code for the UCLA School of Dentistry is: 8354. 

  • $150 non-refundable application fee – PAY HERE

  • The application fee must be paid using the link above.[Applicants may also pay by a check drawn from a U.S. affiliated bank, cashier’s check or money order made payable to UC Regents.]

  • Only completed applications will be considered. Application deadline is January 15, 2023.

  • Electronic copies will be considered temporarily until hard copies of transcripts and test scores are received.

Program Dates



Applications Due

January 15, 2023

Acceptance Notification
(via email) *

March 1, 2023

Enrollment packet and initial deposit due
(50% of the annual program fee)

April 5, 2023

Program Start

July 1, 2023

* A letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will be issued upon acceptance.

If you wish to use a courier service, please use the following address: 

ACT -- [Name of program]
Postgraduate Programs Officer
UCLA School of Dentistry
Room 33-039 CHS
650 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1668

All application materials must be sent directly to:

ACT -- [Name of program]
Postgraduate Programs Officer
UCLA School of Dentistry
Box 951668, Room 33-039 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668 USA

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. Please do not mail in photocopies of transcripts and TOEFL/IELTS scores or any other documents. Only original documentation will be submitted for admission review. Applications must arrive by the application deadline. 

Contact Us

Susana Hidalgo, Postgraduate Programs Officer
Phone: (310) 825-7478