Advanced Standing Dental Program


Description of Program

The UNMC College of Dentistry Advanced Standing Dental Program allows dentists educated outside of the United States the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.

Completion of our Advanced Standing DDS program fulfills educational requirements for eligibility for licensure examinations and postgraduate training (i.e., a residency), which ultimately leads to licensure in all US states and territories. [See complete licensure disclosure.]

Program Details

Length of Program: 29 months
Application Opens: March
Application Deadline: July 1
Start Date: First week of January
Class Size: 4-6
Degree Awarded: DDS


The UNMC College of Dentistry Advanced Standing Dental Program has been developed for individuals who have completed the equivalent of a DMD or DDS program in a non-U.S. or Canadian accredited dental school. It is intended for individuals who are interested in pursuing a dental career in the U.S. or are interested in returning to their country with additional skills acquired in a U.S. accredited DDS program. This program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Contact Us

Julie A. Marshall, DDS, MS
Program Director

Julie Buss


UNMC College of Dentistry 
Room 2107
4000 East Campus Loop South
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740