Postdoctoral Externship for Foreign Trained Dentists (suspended until further notice)

COVID-19 Information

Externships will continue to be suspended for the 2021-2022 academic year. Information will be shared once we can resume externship opportunities.


Qualified dentists practicing and residing in countries outside of the US and Canada are offered the opportunity for guided study, attendance to lectures and seminars. Clinical training is limited to observation and supervised chairside assisting in the setting of the Postdoctoral Specialty Programs in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.

This program is for variable periods during the academic year, ranging in duration for three months, six months or twelve months. Each program is custom designed in response to individual interests and needs, but each program requires variable time committments from each candidate. Please inquire at for further details per program of interest.

These programs do not carry university credit nor do they substitute for equivalent time spent in the accredited certificate-granting postdoctoral programs. No official records of attendance are kept, and no transcript certifying attendance or work undertaken is provided by the registrar. A certificate of attendance will be issued at the conclusion of the program. This certificate is not recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation as qualification of completing a full-time degree granting postdoctoral program.

This postdoctoral continuing education opportunity does not qualify participants for an F1 Student Visa.

Application Information

To apply, please request an application by sending an email to

In addition to your application, you must submit the following:

  • Degree & transcripts from Dental School & ECE Evaluation Report
  • Official TOEFL Score report
  • CV or Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Photo
  • Financial Guarantee


Application deadline January 15
Program start July 1
Number of positions per program 1-2 externs
Length of program 3 mths, 6 mths or 12 mths

*Accepted candidates can expect notification during the month of February.


Externship fees are based on a prorated percentage of annual postdoctoral specialty training tuition.

Foreign Externship Tuition Schedule for 2021-2022

  • 3 Months $35,286
  • 6 Months $56,454
  • 12 Months $84,684


For questions about externships in Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, and Endodontics, or to submit applications and supporting materials, please contact:

Postdoctoral Admissions Office