Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) Program


Indiana University International Dentist Program

The Indiana University International Dentist Program (IU-IDP) offers qualified graduates of international dental programs the opportunity to earn a D.D.S. degree at IUSD. The IU-IDP is a unique program with one separate, flat-rate tuition that is charged regardless of Indiana residency status. [Approved by the IU Board of Trustees, 6-7-17]. Applications are submitted through the Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID), the centralized application service managed by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Applicants are required to pass Parts I and II of the National Board Dental Examination prior to submission of their CAAPID application. Selected applicants are interviewed and must complete and pass a bench test. The program is a minimum of 30 months. Accepted IU-IDP students matriculate in January of each year with the D2 class.

Full details about the IDP program and admissions are available on the IUSD International Dentist Program web page at:

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