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hi..
i am a bachelor of dentistry student from india. i wanted to know whether i can practice dentistry in US with The BDS degree that i will attain in india?? what are the procedures for attaining the dental license?? what are the steps if i want to do post graduation there?? any fellowships are available for international students?? and i wanted to know whther there is any diploma courses in dentistry that i can enrol into..if so what are the procedures for that??

hoping a fast reply,
thanking you.. dona


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    lucyinthesky
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    TiffanyWed, 10 Dec 2008 20:41:24 -0000

    Hey donaboban89!



    This is an excellent question. If you want to practice dentistry in the United States, I believe the U.S. department needs to recognize the program you received your degree from as an acceptable, registered school and program.

    Here's a link which talks about becoming licensed in the State of New York. It should give you an idea of what the States in general require. You should try contacting the Dental Board for which you wish to practice on.


    I believe you need to pass the NBDE - the National Board Dentistry Examination. Check out the American Dental Association's website for more detail.


    There are two parts in this examination. Part 1 is basic science - human anatomy, biochemistry and physiology, microbiology, dental anatomy and occlusion. It consists of 400 multiple choice questions. Part 2 deals with clinical dental topics.

    Starting in 2010, this exam will be graded on a pass / fail basis only.


    I believe post-graduate studies are similar to that of any other post-graduate studies for international students wishing to study in the U.S. For diplomas in dentistry, I would suggest the Medical College of Georgia.

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    May LWed, 10 Dec 2008 20:42:45 -0000

    Hi there Dona,

    I'm glad to hear that you're interested in pursuing Dentistry within the U.S.!

    In terms of obtaining a dental license, it's important to note that different States, have different requirements and admission procedures. For instance, Oregon State performs background checks on all their applicants as a preliminary step.

    In terms of finding a school that meets your match, I suggest you refer to LearnHub's School Finder tool to research schools.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

    Good Luck!

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    kritika sTue, 22 Jun 2010 06:35:44 -0000

    first should i do bds directly after school? then is there any course that could enhance my study in us..

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    anand prakashThu, 11 Dec 2008 16:57:45 -0000

    hiiii , i m b.tech student n my branch is e.c.e
    i want 2 know abt all d information regarding….universities,for my M.S ………..in d related branch

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    May LWed, 17 Dec 2008 14:40:20 -0000

    Hi there Anand Praskash,

    I'm glad to hear that you're interested in studying abroad! This must be an exciting time for you.

    Please be sure to join the GRE Prep community, as Chandra_Avinash has suggested above. There are a number of practice tests and an abundance of lessons available that will help your preparation.

    In terms of U.S. universities, the following schools might interest you.

    1. New England Institute of Technology offers an Electronics Engineering Technology program.

    2. University of Kentucky offer an Electrical Engineering program.

    3. Saint Mary's University offers an Engineering program.

    Please visit each school profile for more information pertaining to the campuses and a more detailed description of the programs that the schools are reputable for.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me.

    Thanks and Good Luck!

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    Avinash ChandraWed, 17 Dec 2008 06:40:33 -0000

    Hi Anand,

    For an MS abroad, you'll have to appear for the GRE. After getting your GRE score, you will have to apply to universities with recommendations, etc. Join the GRE Community - you'll find a lot of lessons and tests which will help you prepare for the test.

    I'll try and follow up with information on MS courses in ECE in Universities.

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    aThu, 10 Sep 2009 12:04:57 -0000

    WELL AM A B.D.S STUDENT AND I WANT TO KNOW APART FROM D.D.S WHAT I CAN OPT FOR AS A CAREER IN NEWYORK CITY

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    nehaseth_2001Sat, 01 May 2010 13:18:46 -0000

    is there MDS in US? do i need my gre scores for all courses in US ,after dentistry in india? and how long can you not apply for NBDE ,if you have failed once? wat subjects exactly the diploma courses are available.. pls reply on my email add. nehaseth_2001@yahoo.com thanks a lot

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    reshmaTue, 05 Jan 2010 23:54:22 -0000

    hi there!! i m reshma.Currently doin B.D.S internship from india.i hav done my schooling in abu dhabi ,UAE.I had initially planned to get my 2 years work experience in india and then come back to the gulF n give the ministry of health exam as a licensure exam for the working here.but i hav looked on this studyin abroad matter,particularly in USA,I just need some information regarding the whole procedure…any advice is welcome…thanx…my email id is docresh@yahoo.com

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    maddy_geetikaFri, 28 May 2010 14:26:29 -0000

    hi .

    iam madhuri.currently doing B.D.S internship from india..i have done my schooling in andhrapradesh.i am intrested in doing my postgrduation in USA,I just need details of whole procedure..kindly help me with this ..thanx alot .my email id is madhuri.nsg@gmail.com

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    bhawna guptaFri, 16 Dec 2011 14:35:25 -0000

    same question

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    Rubina SinghMon, 31 May 2010 12:18:39 -0000

    Hey Geetika,

    For admission to this course all the interested students must have completed a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or foreign equivalent. International students must fulfill English language requirements by obtaining TOEFL with a score of 550 or higher on the paper-based (PBT) version or 81 on the Internet-based test (IBT). Students should submit the completed and signed application form along with a non refundable application fee of $100 either by check drawn on a U.S. bank or money order. you need to pass the NBDE â€" the National Board Dentistry Examination. Check out the American Dental Association’s website for more detail. The colleges offering Masters in this field are:

    University of Iowa

    University of Southern California

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    University of Michigan â€" Ann Arbor

    University of Kentucky

    Boston University

    Ohio State University

    Nova Southeastern University

    New York University

    University of Washington

    University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Saint Louis University

    For more details on colleges please check with our Colleges Directory and you are always welcome to take any kind of assistance or advice from our expert counselors by writing to them at amit.wadhwa@learnhub.com or you can call us at: +91-9818566611.

    Good Luck!!

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    cara noahTue, 15 Jun 2010 04:34:48 -0000

    i am currently doing BDS but i want to know wat if i had only one supply in my whole graduation programme.. wil i be able to apply abroad for my practice or further studies????

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    comfusedmeTue, 15 Jun 2010 19:57:56 -0000

    hello,i hav dne my bds,n m pursuing my internship from india.wanted to know the diploma courses available after bds in india and abroad as well….thanks….

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    bds0581047Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:24:04 -0000

    can i know what r the courses offered after bds in abroad nd the complete details of that courses.plz help me by sending the details.

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    Charu MalikWed, 21 Jul 2010 10:18:53 -0000

    Hello,

    To be a dentist, the first thing you need to have is average scientific and logical reasoning skills and the ability to memorize and recall scientific facts. But above all, you need lot of patience and a cool temperament.

    After BDS you can either directly start working or prepare for PG Entrance Examination. MDS (Masters of Dental Surgery) is a 3 yrs. course, which obviously improves your carrier prospects manifolds.

    Apart from graduate and post graduate courses, some institutes also offer diploma courses of 2 years in dental hygiene and dental mechanics.

    The work of the dental hygienist is to assist the dentist during his clinical work and to cleanse the teeth and give oral hygiene instructions to the patients while work of the dental mechanic is to fabricate dentures and appliances etc. in laboratory.

    There are various branches of dentistry in developed nations. The prominent ones are â€" Orthodontics, Periodontics, Pedodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Forensic Dentistry, Oral Medicine, Crown & Bridge Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Community Dentistry.

    But in India one may specialize only in the following branches by doing MDS after BDS:

    Orthodontics, Periodontics, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral medicine, Community Dentistry

    Dentist can also be involved in researches like finding out the correlation between oral diseases and heart problems, diabetes, and respiratory ailments, causes of oral cancer, etc. Another area of research could be the synthesis and analysis of new dental materials for oral applications or electrical stimulation of the muscles of mastication.

    It is highly suggested as a dentist you read the latest journals, books, scientific updates etc. and attend CDE (Continuing Dental Education) programme, seminars, workshops and conferences through out your life.

    Job Opportunities in India

    Due to sudden outburst of private dental colleges in India especially in northern states like UP, a large no. of dentists are being produced every year. With that, the demand of MDS has shot up sharply. Till early 1990s, there was only one Faculty of Dental Sciences, K.G.M.C. in UP, which was producing around fifty BDS and twenty four MDS per year only.

    Also, for your information, the premier government dental institutes that offer both B.D.S. and M.D.S. courses are

    Govt. Dental College-Amritsar
    Dental College & Hospital- Patiala
    K.G.S Dental University-Lucknow
    Nair Dental College and Govt. Dental College- Mumbai
    Dental College-Goa
    Dental College-Ahmadabad
    Government Dental College-Bangalore
    Dental College- Kozhikode, Denta Wing
    Govt. Medical College-Thiruvananthapuram
    Dental College & Hospital Nagpur

    Some private colleges also offer both the courses. AIIMS, New Delhi, I.M.S., BHU and PGI, Chandigarh offer only M.D.S. course, while most colleges offer only B.D.S.courses. Diploma courses in dental mechanics and dental hygiene are also offered by some dental institutes.

    Dentistry is a highly respected profession in all countries of the world. In many developed countries, dentists are one of the richest professionals. In some places, patient waits up to 2-3 months for a dental appointment and pay as much as ten- hundred times the cost of the same treatment in India. However, most nations do not recognize the Indian degree i.e. BDS.

    All the best!

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    fezuTue, 06 Jul 2010 07:47:07 -0000

    im a third year student of B.D.S graduating in india.i guess its too early for me to be worried abt all dis bt neways i wanted details abt gud dental college in CANADA.I haf searched for it bt the details r too haphazard.Also our course of b.d.s dosent haf internship does it matter in neway fo pursuing P.G Degree or practising.coz it is evry thng abt expirience.What after passing the NBDE exam u still haf to study under there university or u r allowed to practise.

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    eddydawnThu, 23 Sep 2010 16:37:17 -0000

    hi, i'm a foreign dentist who would like to get a masters degree in a field in dentistry abroad in the united states of america. i would like to know the fields available in which one can do masters. secondly, i'll like to know the duration of the programs. also i'll like to know the requirements to do so. do i have to do GRE, if i do what does registering for the exam entail and is there any other exam i have to take? pls reply yo my email address, eddybabe1@yahoo.com or edesirionocha@yahoo.com. thank you. pls i'll need your response as soon as possible.

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    Dipika JainTue, 28 Sep 2010 04:50:03 -0000

    Hello,

    There are a number of fields one can consider while opting for a Masters in Dentistry. Some of them are listed below :

    • Master of Science Preventive Dentistry
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Endodontic
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Operative Dentistry
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Orthodontics
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Pediatric Dentistry
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Periodontics
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Preventive Dentistry
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Prosthodontic
    • Master of Science in Dentistry in Dental Public Health (for Dentists)
    • Master of Science in Dentistry in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
    • Master of Science in Dentistry in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Master of Science in Dentistry in Periodontology

    Usually the duration of a Masters in Dentistry last for about 24 months. Though the admission requirements are similar to that of other graduate programs, some dental schools consider Dental Admission Test (DAT) as criteria for admission to various fields. The general admission and eligibility requirements for a Masters in Dentistry is given below :

    • DDS or equivalent degree
    • GRE and TOEFL
    • Dental Admission Test
    • Transcripts
    • Resume`
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Admission interview

    However, please note the requirements are subject to change in the universities and can vary from university to university.

    I hope the above stated helps you with most of your queries with regard to a Masters degree in the Dentistry.

    Take care!

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    priyaFri, 08 Oct 2010 06:28:27 -0000

    hey…rite now i am in final year bds..would like to know wat am i supposed to do first to do mds abroad..i mean like wat are the tests to be givenis there any one particular examination to get seat in any of the colleges in us or uk or australiawats the procedure likei ve absolutely no clue?

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    Dipika JainMon, 11 Oct 2010 13:47:48 -0000

    Hello,

    The first thing you need o understand is that there is no worldwide test specifically for MDS. However, GRE is one test that is acceptable worldwide at the Masters level. Though majority of the US universities would consider GRE scores, there are few universities that would consider DAT (Dental admission Test). Most of the universities in UK and Australia would not require even a GRE.

    However, from the above said it should not be taken for granted that getting through a dentistry program at the Masters level is going to be easy. Here you would need to closely understand the required pre-requisites, understand the different titles of the degree offered and gradually decide what goes with your interest and the which university/destination suits your profile.

    I would strongly recommend you write to the professors within the department, understand the course structure and the plan the further.

    Since you are not particular about the destination, I would recommend you seek professional guidance by filling out our School Finder Form

    You may also contact our counselor Amit Wadhwa, +91-9818566611, or mail at amit.wadhwa@learhub.com for further guidance.

    Take care!

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    tabu_smily30Mon, 08 Nov 2010 19:04:43 -0000

    hi i finished my bds in india and want to do masters of science in dentistry[msd] in usa. can you lease give me information how to aply for masters , its eligibility, and how to aly nbde. any contact no. to know information abt nbde exam
    kindly plese mail to my idea with detailed information my id dr.tabassum30@yahoo.com
    thank you

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    mvk_passionFri, 12 Nov 2010 15:57:43 -0000

    i am doin bds internship…i need to continue my studies in usa…tel me the procedure about doin dds…wat abt the colleges…fees..?can i do post gradute degree ther after finishin bds?if yes tel me the procedure…pls help me….

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    drtahaSun, 14 Nov 2010 18:18:18 -0000

    Hi
    here is some basic information about me and my purpose for coming to USA:
    I am a bachlore of dentistry student from india.(BDS,bachlore dentistry of surgery),
    And I ve final exams on this july,and after that I can go to other countries to continue the study fr post graduation.Now among all countries my choice for achieving my goal is continue studies in usa
    what are the steps if i want to do post graduation there?? any fellowships are available for international students?? and i wanted to know whether there is any diploma courses in dentistry that i can enrol into..if so what are the procedures for that??
    can you lease give me information how to aply for masters , its eligibility,and how can I apply for getting visa,and what about the spending in studies especially regarding to board exams.
    kindly help me
    thanking you..
    farah

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    Dipika JainThu, 18 Nov 2010 14:05:16 -0000

    Hello,

    If you are aiming for a Masters degree in the US, a number of options are available for you. Please access the following link for a quick view on the options and application procedure (Dentistry)

    Dentistry-Options and Application Procedure

    However, as an international applicant it is important to understand that that financial aid in the US universities is completely based on your academic performance in the first semester in the university and need of the applicant.

    The most commonly availed options by the international applicants are the Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship and Graduate Assistantship. In comparison to the scholarships these are far less competitive and one can easily cover up the daily expenses and gain practical exposure also. The amount, and type of assistance offered varies, based on the university, department and level of study. It would hence be inappropriate on my end to confirm on universities that will offer scholarship. You would have to communicate the same individually with universities you decide to apply.

    However, outstanding scores, grades, and impressive facts of one’s profile cab benefit with some kind of financial assistance along with the acceptance letter. Again this being solely the perspective of the university, one really cannot rely on the same.

    Take care!

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    sathyapreeethy11Tue, 07 Dec 2010 11:22:39 -0000

    i like to take dental hygienst course abroad in usa is there any thing that they can waive my marks and reduce the course duration.help me

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    Dipika JainMon, 24 Jan 2011 09:13:26 -0000

    Hello,

    This should not disappoint you but the US universities though set up varying criteria for international applicants like the requirements of TOEFL scores, financial documents etc., they do no render to waive off one’s academic grade.

    With regard to the duration of the program, here again the universities do not intend to change the duration or program curriculum for an individual.

    However, it would be most appropriate if you communicate the same with the university and get to know of the flexibility criteria. Generally the US education systems is based on credit hours and the students take care to complete the credit hours as per the requirement of the program.

    Take care!

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    Anagha DatarFri, 31 Dec 2010 07:19:42 -0000

    Hi…i am Anagha…currently in the 3rd year of dentistry…i would really like to know what exams i can give after my graduation so i can do my post grad in the U.S. and ya i have no proper knowledge about the other exams so please fill me in on them too

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    kiranheartbeatTue, 04 Jan 2011 18:24:18 -0000

    .iam kirankumar.currently doing B.D.S from india..i have done my schooling in chidambaram.i am intrested in doing my post grduation in USA,I just need details of whole procedure..kindly help me with this and also tell wat are the master courses in u.s.a?..thanx alot .my email id is heartbrave1789@gmail.com

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    Dipika JainMon, 28 Feb 2011 03:08:27 -0000

    Hello Kiran,

    Higher education in US for Dentistry, seeks Dental Admissions Test (DAT) is a standardized test approved by the American Dental Association for use in assessing the probable success of bachelor's degree students applying for admission to first degree programs in dentistry. It consists of four parts: scientific knowledge, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and perceptual ability.

    Though majority of the US universities would consider GRE scores, there are few universities that would consider DAT (Dental admission Test). Most of the universities in UK and Australia would not require even a GRE.

    Usually the duration of a Masters in Dentistry last for about 4 years.

    • Applicant should have completed a bachelor's degree
    • Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores
    • TOEFL scores
    • GRE scores (Sometimes recommended/required)
    • Transcripts / Academic letters of evaluation
    • Resume`
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Admission interview

    There are a number of fields one can consider while opting for a Masters in Dentistry. Some of them are listed below :

    • Master of Science in Preventive Dentistry
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Endodontic
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Operative Dentistry
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Orthodontics
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Pediatric Dentistry
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Periodontics
    • Master of Science in Dentistry - Prosthodontic
    • Master of Science in Dentistry in Dental Public Health (for Dentists)
    • Master of Science in Dentistry in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
    • Master of Science in Dentistry in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

    Usually the duration of a Masters in Dentistry last for about 24 months. Though the admission requirements are similar to that of other graduate programs, some dental schools consider Dental Admission Test (DAT) as criteria for admission to various fields.

    I hope the above stated helps!

    Take care!

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    skabir2011Wed, 09 Feb 2011 03:19:31 -0000

    hy
    am kabir am doing my bds(bachelor of dental surgeon) from bangladesh and i wants to go to us for post graduation or graduation course what shuld i do and is there is any possibilities to go to us pls let me know someone…

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    Dipika JainFri, 11 Feb 2011 04:22:29 -0000

    Hello Kabir,

    Generally Dental Surgery is pursued at the Doctoral level or is often a combined degree at the Masters and Doctoral degree. However since you are pursuing Bachelors in Dental Surgery you should be able to make through the desired program.

    Also, if you intend to practice the profession then DDS is the best option. However, an appropriate list of universities can be provided only when you suffice with the test scores (GRE & TOEFL) or at least the projected scores and the academic records as well. It must also be remembered that many universities would require you to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) instead of the GRE.

    DAT is a standardized test approved by the American Dental Association for use in assessing the probable success of bachelor's degree students applying for admission to first degree programs in dentistry. It consists of four parts: scientific knowledge, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and perceptual ability.

    The American Dental Association (ADA) website has more information regarding the DAT's structure.

    The admission requirements can be very specific. For instance West Virginia University requires Students must have passed the National Dental Board Examination part 1and 2.

    As of now you may go through the course structure in the following universities and assess your interest :

    University of Southern California
    School of Dentistry

    Stony Brook University, State University Of New York
    School of Dental Medicine, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
    School of Dentistry

    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management

    Do feel free to get back to us in case of any query.

    Take care!

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    meetpsayaleeFri, 25 Feb 2011 05:21:30 -0000

    Hi…I have completed my B.D.S.from mumbai…….i want noe d options available other than DDS for the post graduation or other courses…….

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    jeetashThu, 21 Apr 2011 10:29:47 -0000

    i am the student of lumhs studing in 3rd year bds i want to know what are the steps to go usa after bds? and full knowalge to go ?

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    scorpion7Wed, 27 Apr 2011 02:56:15 -0000

    hye, the information provided here are very much to the point, though is there any chance that u cant get a transfer midway in the dental colleges in US???? currently i m in 3rd year BDS.
    please lemme know, mail the details to me.
    thank u.

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    lavasaWed, 27 Apr 2011 14:57:20 -0000

    In the application form for ORE test it says "Before i apply for ORE i am supposed to have 1600 hrs of clinical experience." Will my internship be counted or do i need a proper job experience of 1600hrs ?

    In the application form, I need to submit a character reference and a clinical experience reference. Can my institute professors be the referee for character and clinical experience.

    I would be thankful if I could get answers to these question

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    TannudeepWed, 11 May 2011 08:38:01 -0000

    Hello..im a student of final year bds from india…n i wanna pursue for MDS in UK or US…can u plz brief me on hw to apply for and what exams are requirred…n what are the percentages required fr eligiblity…..plz reply bck asap…ma email id is..tannu_2389@yahoo.com

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    Dipika JainTue, 17 May 2011 15:47:15 -0000

    Hello Tannu,

    The universities in US and UK do not offer a Master in Dental Surgery, but a general Masters degree in Dentistry with varying emphasis. Some of the degree title that you are likely to come
    across are listed below :

    UK

    1. Dental Public Health MSc
    2. Orthodontics MSc
    3. Oral and Dental Sciences (lab-based) MSc
    4. Dental Public Health MPH / MSc

    USA

    1. Master of Science in Dentistry - Endodontic
    2. Master of Science in Dentistry - Orthodontics
    3. Master of Science in Dentistry - Periodontics
    4. Master of Science in Dentistry - Preventive Dentistry

    The above stated are just few examples of what you can expect in your platter. Now with regard to the eligibility criteria, the following note should be of help :

    Academic qualification :

    As an international applicant the US universities expect you to have a have a dental degree either from an accredited US or Canadian dental school or from international dental schools with an equivalent educational background and standing with prior experience in an internship or residency program, or at least one year of general practice

    Similarly the universities in UK require that you provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognized institution

    Test Takes :

    Score on the standardized tests like the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) are required depending on the university considered. Some might suffice with a score on the GRE while some may specifically require / recommend scores on the DAT.

    UK universities do not consider such tests as mandatory and you will come across a good number of institutes that do not require GRE or DAT.

    However, irrespective of the location considered you need to consider either of the English Proficiency Test (TOEFL / IELTS), that helps to evaluate the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting.

    I hope the above stated helps you prepare for the intended location.

    Good luck!

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    TobeadentistASAPFri, 13 May 2011 08:02:28 -0000

    I'm a 12th grade student studying in India who is born in US. My aim is to become a prosthodontist, pediatric dentist or an orthodontist. I need to know 1)What each job requires(as in education) 2) How many years it would take 3) Weather it is more reasonable to begin my education in India and continue in the US. 4) The requirements to study in US collage after 12th or Indian Collage after 12th depending on what the reasonable study path would be. Thank you!

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    Dipika JainMon, 23 May 2011 12:52:10 -0000

    Hello,

    Before you opt for the specialized fields in dentistry, if you are aiming for US for higher education you need to decide if you intend to pursue a Bachelors and Masters degree from the US universities.

    Irrespective of the specialization considered, a Masters in the field is generally of 34-36 months duration. Now if you intend to pursue a Bachelors from US then you need to consider a Bachelors degree in Science for an entry to the dental school. The Dental school programs require four years of full-time study to complete, with two years of classroom work and two years of clinical internships comprising the curriculum.

    It is after this curriculum that you should consider a higher degree as per the specialization. Score on the standardized tests like the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) are required depending on the university considered. Some might suffice with a score on the GRE while some may specifically require / recommend scores on the DAT.

    Now if you are focused for a career in dentistry from US and if financial expenditure is not much of concern, I would recommend you consider US as the destination for education after Grade XII. From here you would be applying for an undergraduate degree in relevant disciplines like Bachelors in Science/Biology - Pre Dentistry and would hence suffice with the eligibility criteria defined for every international undergraduate applicant.

    Give a serious thought to the preparation and registration of the standardized test SAT, SAT II and the either of the English Proficiency Test (TOEFL / IELTS) seems the apt way to start to meet with the eligibility criteria for the Bachelors level.

    Since your profile will be evaluated on your profile will be evaluated based on other factors, like your high school record, essays, recommendations, interviews, and extracurricular activities etc. apart from the above stated test scores, I would recommend plan out a schedule since you are already in Grade XII.

    I hope the above stated takes care of all your queries.

    Take care!

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    aqua_girlFri, 20 May 2011 12:16:16 -0000

    hi…i am a fourth year bds student..i would like to know about any other alternative courses in us other than dds for a foreign trained dentist in us or canada?..and could anyone please tell me about pursuing research studies in us????…pls reply!!!…

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    docparulSat, 11 Jun 2011 07:43:51 -0000

    hi am currently doing my bds internship from india…..i gave nbde part1 n gt a low score….i will be applying in 2012 dec,,,,with new pass/fail only rule coming up..do i stand a chance….??? plz help my gpa is above 3.5

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    docparulSat, 11 Jun 2011 07:49:53 -0000

    hi am currently doing my bds internship from india…..i gave nbde part1 n gt a low score….i will be applying in 2012 dec,,,,with new pass/fail only rule coming up..do i stand a chance….??? plz help my gpa is above 3.5

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