Applicants are reviewed on a competitive basis, with successful candidates typically having a strong interview, positive letters of recommendation, a Pass on the National Board Examination and a multifaceted extracurricular background. The applicant's dental degree must be conferred prior to the July 1st start date.
Those qualified for admission will be invited to Nova Southeastern University for a personal interview and a psychomotor skills (bench) test. The psychomotor bench test may include the following: typodont tooth preparation for a composite restoration, typodont tooth preparation for an anterior all-ceramic crown, typodont tooth preparations for a PFM 3-unit bridge, and endodontic access on a Real-T Endo tooth. To participate in the bench test, a qualifying score on the TOEFL Exam and successful completion of National Board of Dental Examination, Part 1 and Part 2, or Integrated National Dental Board Examination, must be received by the Office of Admissions prior to the date of the bench test examination.
All materials needed for the above bench exam will be provided by NSU-CDM. The fee for this psychomotor bench test will be $600. This fee is in addition to the tuition for the AEGD program, should you be selected for admission.
The AEGD program at Nova Southeastern University does accept qualified foreign trained dentists. The applicants must provide all of the same materials as above, must have passed part I and part 2 of the National Dental Board Examinations by the close of the application cycle, received a score of 80 or higher on the TOEFL (no more than two years old) if their native language is not English, and have a valid status in the USA.
After the application deadline, the admissions committee reviews all applications. Those candidates who qualify will be invited to interview. When the interviews have been completed, the program director will notify all candidates of their selections. Typically, applicants are informed within a few weeks after the interview.