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To apply for the VCU Department of Periodontics graduate program, please complete and submit the following requirements and documentation. The submission deadline is July 1.

The residency participates in Phase I of the Match for the Fall application cycle. Applicants must register with the Match program. For more information, go to the Match website.

  1. Formal application (filled out in full)
  2. D.D.S. or D.M.D.. degree from U.S. or Canadian dental school
  3. Part I and Part II of the National Dental Board Examination is required (official report or certified copy).
  4. Transcripts in a sealed envelope from each college/university/dental program attended
  5. GPA/class ranking forwarded from the dean’s office of the dental school attended
  6. Three letters of recommendation addressed to the director of graduate periodontics
  7. Brief curriculum vitae and personal statement
  8. Interview upon request from program director

International applicants

International applicants must complete the following requirements and documentation. Permanent U.S. residents and international students are advised to contact VCU international admissions to ensure eligibility.

  1. Formal application (filled out in full)
  2. D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an international dental school program
  3. Provide all information in items 3 through 8 above
  4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT) (original copy and minimum score of 92 is required for consideration).
  5. International English Language Testing System (original copy and score of 6.5 or greater acceptable; test must be taken within two years of application date)
  6. Submit an official, detailed, course-by-course evaluation by ECE (Education Credential Evaluators) or WES (World Education Services).
  7. Applicants who are Permanent Residents of the US must provide a copy of both front and back of their Federal Green Card.  International students provide their full legal name as it appears on immigration documents.

Mailing applications

Please mail completed application, documentation materials and a $50 application fee to the following address by July 1. Please make checks payable to VCU Department of Periodontics.

Faye T. Miles
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry
Department of Periodontics
P.O. Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566

Phone: (804) 828-4867
Fax: (804) 828-0657
E-mail: ftmiles@vcu.edu