Links to Advanced Clinical Certificate Program

Application Forms and Fees

The following specialty certificate programs accept applications through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS):

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD)
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

Individuals requesting a combined clinical specialty certificate and MS program do so using a single application form. If applying through PASS, please contact PASS (202-332-8795) directly for applications.


Follow the instructions in PASS for requesting personal references. As you probably know, it is considered inappropriate to give a person's name as a reference unless you have first received permission to do so. A brief visit or telephone call will both obtain their permission and show your appreciation for the effort.


While unofficial transcripts can be uploaded in your PASS application, if you are accepted into a program, official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended will be required. Information on where to send these transcripts will be provided in a matriculation packet that is sent to you following final admission. International applicants must have transcripts evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators. They can be reached at PO Box 514070, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470, by telephone at (414) 289-3400, or by fax at (414) 289-3411. You should request the "course-by-course" report.

If you have a dental degree, or expect to receive one, request that a letter from the Dean of the dental school, certifying your grade point average and class standing, be sent to the Office of Student Affairs at the College of Dentistry.

NBDE I and II Scores

NBDE scores are required only if you received your dental degree from a CODA-accredited institution. CODA-accredited institutions are dental schools in the United States and Canada.

English Language Evaluation

An applicant whose native language is not English is required to submit proof of English proficiency, which may be satisfied by:

  • a minimum TOEFL score (less than two years old) of 550 for paper-based testing or 80 internet-based testing, or
  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band, or
  • a GRE Verbal Reasoning score of at least 146 (subject to approval), or
  • completing all years of a Bachelor's degree or higher at a US accredited university (subject to approval), or
  • acquiring alternative verification from the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies via departmental request.

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Upload with your application a copy of your Curriculum Vitae or resume and a narrative on your goals and objectives.

Personal Interviews

Personal interviews may be required at the discretion of the Department. If you are selected for an interview, the Program Director will contact you with that information.

Application Deadlines

Applications should be submitted the year prior to the anticipated date of enrollment, by the following deadlines:

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (September 1)

Dental Public Health (November 1)

Endodontics (July 15)

Oral Biology Basic Science Track (December 15)

Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (October 1)

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (October 1)

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (October 1)

Orthodontics (August 15)

Pediatric Dentistry (October 1)

Periodontics (September 1)

Prosthodontics (September 1) 


Texas A&M University Graduate and Professional Catalog

Contact Advanced Education Programs

Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Dr. Amirali Zandinejad, Director 

Dental Public Health
Dr. Peggy Timothé, Director

Dr. Robert Augsburger, Interim Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Dr. Victoria Woo, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Dr. Madhu (Matt) Nair, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Likith Reddy, Director

Dr. Larry Tadlock, Director

Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Carolyn Kerins, Director

Dr. Pooria Fallah Abed, Director

Dr. Seok Hwan (Aaron) Cho, Director

Basic Science Non-Clinical Track
Oral Biology
Oral & Craniofacial Biomedical Sciences
Bruno Ruest, Director

Contact the Office of Graduate Studies

Clinical Graduate Programs
Dr. Madhu (Matt) Nair, Assistant Dean

Basic Science Track Graduate Programs
Dr. Kathy Svoboda, Assistant Dean

Kim Luttman
Graduate Studies Program Manager