Advanced Standing FAQs
The most frequently asked questions and their answers regarding the Advanced Standing Placement.
- Who is eligible to apply?
- How do I apply?
- Is there a minimum English language proficiency requirement?
- Where do I send supplemental documents?
DMD Program Specifics
- When are interviews?
- What is involved in the interview process? Is there a bench test/clinical examination?
- What skills are examined on the second interview day?
- Will the applicants have the opportunity to practice for the bench test?
- What should interviewees wear for interviews?
- Dentists who received a dental degree from an institution outside the United States and have passed Part I of the NBDE may apply.
- Applications are submitted through CAAPID. The application cycle typically begins on April 15 and ends on June 15. The School will consider only applicants who have applied through CAAPID and have submitted all documents required by the University of Louisville School of Dentistry (as listed in the CAAPID requirement section).
- TOEFL scores are required of all who speak English as a second language unless they have completed high school or at least 90 credit hours of college in the US or another English speaking country. The admissions committee reserves the right to request a TOEFL from any candidate. Preference is given to those who score a total at or above 100 and 26 in speaking and listening. The IELTS is also accepted and a score at or above 7.5 is preferred.
- All application materials are submitted ONLY to CAAPID. ULDS does not accept official documents from applicants. At the time of enrollment, accepted students are required to authorize agencies to send official scores (TOEFL, NBDE, ECE, etc.) directly to ULSD.
DMD Program Specifics
- The number of ASP students accepted each year is variable and depends on the number of available positions in the sophomore class of the traditional DMD program at ULSD. Typically this number has ranged from 2-6 in recent years.
- Accepted ASP students begin studies in January of the year following the application cycle (i.e., if you apply in April 2013 and are accepted, you begin classes in January, 2014). ASP students join the sophomore class in the Spring term.
- Interview invitations are typically emailed 30 days in advance of interviews which are held in late July or early August.
- There is a two-day interview process. The first day includes informational sessions, tour of the school, and interaction with current students and two one-on-one interviews with faculty or admissions committee interviewers. The second day is an examination of clinical skills in the ULSD Simulation Clinic using materials that will be provided. The bench test fee is $1000 due with acceptance of the interview offer. This can be paid online with Visa or MasterCard.
- Interviewees are evaluated on performing the following procedures in the simulation clinic
- Preparations: Class II posterior and Class III Anterior
- Restorations: alloy posterior Class II and composite anterior Class V
- Prosthodontics: porcelain-fused-to-metal crown preparation
- Endodontics: preparation and obturation on simulated anterior tooth
- Periodontics: written exam
- For all of these sections of exam, details and guidelines will be forwarded to the invited applicants.
- There will be an opportunity for interviewees to become familiar with the simulation clinic in the afternoon of Day 1.
Attention!!! "ASP Bench Test Preparation Course" coming soon! Save the dates May 5-9, 2014 and watch this website for updates!
- Currently, ULSD does not have the clinic/simulation and equipment available for applicant’s use prior to the examination.
- Professional business attire is appropriate for Day 1 during presentations and interviews. In the late afternoon and on Day 2, scrubs or casual comfortable clothing is desirable for the clinical examinations.