Graduates of the certificate, MS degree program, and MSD degree program are eligible to challenge the oral examination of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry during their last year and, upon completion of the program and application, may be qualified as an associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).
Section 1054.1 Advertising Credentials.
Individuals who successfully complete the three-year advanced education program in implant dentistry, are awarded a professional certificate, and practice in the State of California fulfill the requirements of Section 1054.
Section 1954.2. Advertising as a Specialist.
According to this section of the Dental Board of California, dentists may advertise they have “credentials from one of the dental specialty boards recognized by the Board of Dental Examiners of the State of California, pursuant to Section 1054.” They also may advertise as a “specialist” if they are certified or eligible for certification by a dental specialty board recognized pursuant to Section 1054.
2. Official transcripts mailed directly from each post-secondary institution from which you have received credit, including colleges and dental school.
3. Applicants who have transcripts from non-US dental schools must submit a translated course-by-course transcript report from one of the following agencies:
b. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
c. Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)
d. American Education Research Corporation (AERC)
5. A minimum cumulative dental school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
6. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have known and worked closely with you.
Official Degree Certificate (for all international applicants) - Any foreign transcript (or mark sheet) that does not list on it the graduation information, including the actual degree earned, must be supported by an official degree certificate or school-verified copy of the degree certificate mailed directly from the issuing institution to Admissions Processing, Loma Linda University.
National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) - Successful completion of the National Board Dental Examination Part I and Part II (when available) or Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) (if applicable) is required for all U.S.-trained applicants. Please allow plenty of time for NBDE score report requests to be processed by the ADA. Have NBDE scores sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot accept NBDE scores reported in a Dean's letter as an official report of test results. Request NBDE scores
The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.
Required Program Costs
Academic Year 2023-2024
|Year of Program
|Tuition & Fees||$82,260|
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
Other Educational Costs
Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.
- Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
- Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
- To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.