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hi, i have a question.. has anyone applied to postgrad programs through PASS Service? Or even heard someone did that? does it imply for foreign dentist too? And how difficult is it to get in? I suppose few states do allow candidates to take state licensure exam if they have a certificate from ADA /CODA accredited school? Please any views on this??
 

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At least not in FL according to UF website:

Advanced and Graduate Programs
The University of Florida College of Dentistry sponsors Advanced Education and Graduate programs in almost all American Dental Association recognized dental specialties.

Practicing Dentistry in the United States
An important concern for many dentists with international degrees is licensure to practice dentistry in the United States. Our Advanced Education and Graduate Programs are designed to prepare dentists to become specialists and highly trained general dentists.

These programs DO NOT prepare dentists to become licensed to practice dentistry in Florida.

If you are interested in practicing dentistry in Florida, you will need a dental degree from an ADA accredited dental school or a certificate from our 2-year program for Foreign Trained Dentists in order to be eligible to take the Florida Dental License examination. For more information about our 2-year certificate program or our 4-year DMD program for international dentists, click the menu options on the right.
 

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You can practise in Virginia with just a masters, I live in VA and know about 3 foreign trained dentists who did not go to the advanced programs and opted for masters and are now practising here
however, getting into a residency is also hard
 
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You can practise in Virginia with just a masters, I live in VA and know about 3 foreign trained dentists who did not go to the advanced programs and opted for masters and are now practising here
however, getting into a residency is also hard

That is if it is a clinical masters degree (specialty based) like prosth, endo, ortho ... A basic science (oral medicine, biology, ...) masters degree is practically useless when it comes to licensure.
 

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You can practise in Virginia with just a masters, I live in VA and know about 3 foreign trained dentists who did not go to the advanced programs and opted for masters and are now practising here
however, getting into a residency is also hard

THANKS A LOT FOR THE INPUT.. DO YOU KNOW WHICH SCHOOL DID THEY GO TO? YOUR RESPONSE WILL BE REALLY APPRECIATED.. THANKS
 
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