The AEGD program strictly utilizes the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Applicants are reviewed on a competitive basis, with successful candidates typically having a strong academic background, dental practice experience, research activities, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and positive letters of recommendation. The following requirements are mandatory for consideration for admission:
The AEGD program at Nova Southeastern University does accept qualified foreign trained dentists. The following requirements are mandatory for consideration for admission:
Applicants under consideration for admission will be invited for a first-round virtual interview. To participate in the first-round interview, 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 interview.
If selected, the applicant will be invited to Nova Southeastern University for a second-round personal interview and a psychomotor skills (bench) exam. The psychomotor bench test may include the following which may be subject to change: typodont tooth preparation for a composite restoration, typodont tooth preparation for an anterior all-ceramic crown, typodont tooth preparations for a PFM crown, and endodontic access on a Real-T Endo tooth.
All materials needed for the above bench exam will be provided by NSU-CDM. The fee for this psychomotor bench test will be $750. This fee is in addition to the tuition for the AEGD program, should you be selected for admission.
After the interview process is complete, the admissions committee will re-review all applications, interview scores, and bench exam scores. The program director will notify candidates selected for admission to the program. Typically, applicants are informed within a few weeks after the bench interview.