So, you think that you've got all the requirements for applying to "advanced standing" or "Internationally trained dentist" programs at US dental schools. That's where the confusion begins. For someone like me who has no clue about the US dental schools, except a couple of names, and has not personally checked them yet ( which is practically impossible! ), this is a big challenge: Choosing the schools. I have my own criteria of course. The application time table ( I want to start as soon as possible), the tuition and fees - including living expenses - ( I want to lower my debts as much as I can, so that I'll be able to pay them back as soon as possible ), and some other factors like patient pool, school's reputation, continuing education and research opportunities, etc. What I got : Toefl iBT: 113 NBDE I : 91 GPA (ECE) : 3.50 Experience: 2 years as a DA and observer (before graduation from dental school) and 2 years as a DDS in my home country, 4 months as a DA for a Pediatric Dentist in the States. Nationality: Iranian Other: A published translation (Burket's Oral Medicine) in Iran, A published paper in the US ( my doctoral thesis research project results) - presented at AADSM 15th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake, Utah. What I want: 5 universities to apply to. If you are putting things together to apply this year, or if you already are a student, or you have any idea at all about the issue, please share it with others here. This is the spreadsheet I made which includes about all the dental schools in the US which have an ISP,PASS, or Advanced Standing Program for internationally trained dentists. You can help me to correct it or possibly add up some more useful information to it. The ADA's "UNITED STATES LICENSURE FOR INTERNATIONAL DENTISTS" (JANUARY 2006) provided me with the basic framework and was the main resource for the universities' websites. I have uploaded the link in my weblog, please post your comments either here under this thread or in Tahaza. Thank you all.