IDEP D.D.S. Academics Details
IDEP is a two-year international dentist program for those who have already received a dental degree in another country and are seeking a D.D.S. degree in the United States. It begins with what we call a pre-matriculation (pre-clinical training sessions). You'll spend your first weeks in our interactive online training, followed by a brief, customized hands-on pre-matriculation to get you ready for clinic. After the pre-matriculation period is over, IDEP students spend their two years in our program side by side with traditional students in the third and fourth years of the D.D.S. program at the UT Health Science Center dental school. The program features classroom lectures and direct patient care in the student dentistry clinics, departmental rotation and community-based clinics.