International Dentist Education Program (IDEP) Academics Information
The IDEP offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Health Science Center. In the first term students participate in a pre-matriculation course that prepares students from diverse backgrounds, training and experience levels for success! This hybird course consists of an interactive online training geared to help you enhance your knowledge, and strengthen weaknesses while in the comfort of your home followed by a short customized hands-on training taught by specialists and content experts, geared to maximize your clinical skills and prepare you for integration into clinic. Qualified students are integrated with traditional D3 students to complete the heavily clinical final two years of the DDS curriculum. The training you will receive will allow you to take the state or regional board examination.
The academic path that students will follow during the course of this program includes online training, didactic and preclinical laboratory as well as clinical training. A plan of study overview for the International Dentist Education program from the 2015-17 catalog provides an overview of credit hour transfers and academic requirements necessary to complete this program
Primary objectives of this program include:
- Learning how to conduct patient care within General Practice Group clinics
- Customized, hands-on matriculation
- Become eligible for dental licensure and dental practice within the United States after taking state and regional board examinations