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 paper application 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.

References

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.

Transcripts

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

The following specialty areas require NBDE scores from all applicants: AEGD, Dental Public Health, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.

The following specialty areas require NBDE scores only if you received your dental degree from a CODA-accredited institution: Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, and Orthodontics.

English Language Evaluation

Applicants whose native language is not English are 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.

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

Endodontics

Oral Biology Basic Science Track

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Periodontics

Prosthodontics

September 1

November 1

August 1

December 15

October 1

October 1

October 1

August 15

October 1

October 1

August 1

Catalog

Texas A&M University Graduate and Professional Catalog

Contact Advanced Education Programs

Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Dr. Amirali Zandinejad, Director
zandinejad@tamhsc.edu 

Dental Public Health
Dr. Peggy Timothé, Director
ptimothe@tamhsc.edu

Endodontics
Dr. Gerald Glickman, Director
gglickman@tamhsc.edu

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Dr. Yi-Shing Lisa Cheng, Director
ycheng@tamhsc.edu

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Dr. Diane Flint, Director
dflint@tamhsc.edu

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Likith Reddy, Director
lreddy@tamhsc.edu

Orthodontics
Dr. Larry Tadlock, Director
ltadlock@tamhsc.edu

Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Carolyn Kerins, Director
ckerins@tamhsc.edu

Periodontics
Dr. Garth Griffiths, Director
griffiths@tamhsc.edu

Prosthodontics
Dr. William Nagy, Director
wnagy@tamhsc.edu

Biomedical Sciences Track

MS or PhD in Oral Biology
Kathy Svoboda, Director
ksvoboda@tamhsc.edu

Contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Larry L. Bellinger, PhD
Regents Professor & Associate Dean

214-828-8322
lbellinger@tamhsc.edu

Kim Luttman
Graduate Studies Program Manager
214-828-8182
kluttman@tamhsc.edu

Jill Newsom
Administrative Associate
214-828-8213
newsom@tamhsc.edu