Links to Advanced Clinical Certificate Program

Application Forms and Fees

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

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

The following specialty certificate programs and degree programs require the Texas A&M College of Dentistry Application for Graduate Admissions to be submitted:

  • Dental Public Health
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Applications not submitted through online services are to be completed and returned to the College of Dentistry. Be sure to address them to the attention of the Program Director for your program of choice. You can only have one active application.

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 US bank. Applications are valid for one year only and a re-application fee must accompany subsequent applications.

Individuals requesting a combined clinical specialty certificate and MS program do so using a single application form.  If applying through PASS, please contact PASS (202-332-8795) directly for applications. If applying through PASS, 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 Office of Student Affairs at the College of Dentistry.) As you probably know, it is considered inappropriate 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 Office of Student Affairs at the College of Dentistry. As indicated in 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 Office of Student Affairs at the College of Dentistry.

NBDE I and II Scores

NBDE scores are required only if you received your dental degree from a CODA-accredited institution. CODA-accredited institutions are dental schools in the United States and Canada.

English Language Evaluation

An applicant whose native language is not English is required to submit proof of English proficiency, which may be satisfied by:

  • a minimum TOEFL score (less than two years old) of 550 for paper-based testing or 80 internet-based testing, or
  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band, or
  • a GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (subject to approval), or
  • completing all years of a Bachelor's degree or higher at a US accredited university (subject to approval), or
  • acquiring alternative verification from the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies via departmental request.

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. If you are selected for an interview, the Program Director will contact you with that information.

Application Deadlines

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

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Dental Public Health


Oral Biology Basic Science Track

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Pediatric Dentistry



September 1

November 1

August 1

December 15

October 1

October 1

October 1

August 15

October 1

October 1

August 1


Texas A&M University Graduate and Professional Catalog

Contact Advanced Education Programs

Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Dr. Amirali Zandinejad, Director 

Dental Public Health
Dr. Peggy Timothé, Director

Dr. Robert Augsburger, Interim Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Dr. Yi-Shing (Lisa) Cheng, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Dr. Madhu (Matt) Nair, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Likith Reddy, Director

Dr. Larry Tadlock, Director

Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Carolyn Kerins, Director

Dr. William Stenberg, Director

Dr. Seok Hwan (Aaron) Cho, Director

Oral Biology Basic Science Track
MS or PhD in Oral Biology
Kathy Svoboda, Director

Contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Larry L. Bellinger 
Regents Professor & Associate Dean

Kim Luttman
Graduate Studies Program Manager

Jill Newsom
Administrative Associate