Links to Advanced Clinical Certificate Program

Admission Procedures for Clinical Specialty Programs

Application Forms and Fees

The following specialty certificate programs accept applications through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS):

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)
Dental Public Health
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pediatric Dentistry

The following specialty certificate programs and degree programs require the Texas A&M College of Dentistry paper application to be submitted:

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (certificate/ M.S. or Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences)
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (certificate)
Periodontics (certificate/optional M.S. in Oral Biology)

Applications not submitted through online services are to be completed and returned to the

The Program to which you are applying
(Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, or Periodontics)
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75246. 

An application processing fee of $35 is non-refundable and must be included with your application. The application renewal fee is $25. International applicants must submit a money order drawn on an U.S. bank. Applications are valid for one year only and a re-application fee must accompany subsequent applications.

Individuals requesting a combined clinical specialty/M.S. or Ph.D. program may do so using a single application form.  If applying through PASS or Match programs, please contact PASS (202-332-8795) or Match (416-977-3431) directly for applications. If applying through the PASS Program, it is not necessary to send another application or an application fee to the College of Dentistry.


Distribute the reference forms to each person writing a recommendation, along with a stamped, addressed envelope. (Note that these go directly from the recommending person to the Director of Admissions.) As you probably know, it is considered discourteous to give a person's name as a reference unless you have first received permission to do so. A brief visit or telephone call will both obtain their permission and show your appreciation for the effort.


Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended be sent to the Director of Admissions. As indicated on side two of the application, these should be sent directly from the college or university to the College of Dentistry, and not included with this application. International applicants must have transcripts evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators. They can be reached at PO Box 514070, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470, by telephone at (414) 289-3400, or by fax at (414) 289-3411. You should request the "course-by-course" report.

If you have a dental degree, or expect to receive one, request that a letter from the Dean of the dental school, certifying your grade point average and class standing, be sent to the Director of Admissions.

National Board Scores

Except for international applicants, National Board scores for all clinical programs must be furnished.


International students from non-English-speaking countries must present an acceptable TOEFL score of 79-80 on the Internet-based test, 550 minimum paper based; 213 computer based and be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Include with your application a copy of your Curriculum Vitae, or resume and a narrative on your goals and objectives.

Personal Interviews

Personal interviews may be required at the discretion of the Department.

Application Deadlines

Applications should be submitted the year prior to the anticipated date of enrollment, by the following deadlines:

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

August 1♦

Biomedical Sciences

December 15¤

Dental Public Health

February 28


August 1♦

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

October 1

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

October 1

October 1♦‡


August 17♦‡

Pediatric Dentistry

October 1♦‡


June 15


August 1♦

 ♦Program participates in PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service). Contact PASS directly for an application.
‡Program participates in Match. Contact Match directly.
¤Program accepts applications via Apply Texas.

Contact Advanced Education Programs

Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Dr. Amirali Zandinejad, Director 

Dr. Gerald Glickman, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Dr. Harvey Kessler, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Dr. Diane Flint, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Likith Reddy, Director

Dr. Larry Tadlock, Director

Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Carolyn Kerins, Director

Dr. David Kerns, Director

Dr. William Nagy, Director

Biomedical Sciences Track
Kathy Svoboda, Ph.D., Director

Contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies

General Application Information

Kim Luttman
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Graduate Studies and International Liaison

Larry L. Bellinger, Ph.D. 
Regents Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Richard Cardenas
Program Manager