Dentistry in USA is one of the best paying professional jobs. But for a Indian Guy who has done his BDS in India and then wants to migrate to USA for his masters , there are certain procedures and exams to clear , so that he/she can become eligible for studying in USA.
The basic steps involved in pursuing the eligibility to continue the higher education in USA is as follows ….
The process of applying for pursuing Masters in dentistry in USA you re required to clear the NBDE – the National Board Dentistry Examination. Check out the American Dental Association’s website for more detail.
It is an exam which provides license to practice Dentistry in US. Another exam which you are required to clear is IELTS/TOEFL.
The main requirements of the Universities is the Academic background so you should have a strong academic background.
The application process includes:
The original transcripts of the academics. Good number of co curricular activities and various certificates play a major role in strengthening your case.
Official transcripts of NBDE part 1.
3 Letters of recommendation.
IELTS/TOEFL score card
After you’ve filed an application there’s an interview session and if you are selected then you can join Masters in USA.
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 Learn Hub’s School Finder tool to research schools.
All the best!!
The Following Links can be of use ….
National Board Dental Examination Program
Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)
Western Regional Examining Board
Study Guides for NDBE
American Student Dental Asso.