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Address:8310 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 8121San Antonio TX 78229
Program director:Nikita B. Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Department/section chair:Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Predoctoral director:Vanessa Chrepa, DDS, MDS
Contact person:Tammy Dobberstine
Program website:
Application method:


Application submission:Internet
Application deadline:July 15
Application fee:$50
Application website:
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1 (Approval without reporting requirements)
Full-time faculty members:5
Part-time faculty members:3
Full-time Board certified:5
Part-time Board certified:2
Volunteer Board certified:4
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • M.S.
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 24
  • M.S.: 36
State license required?Yes
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?Yes, resident must apply for the Texas state board exception tracking number
  • Dental degree from national or international dental school
  • Number of required letters of recommendation
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores along with minimum score, if required
  • GRE along with minimum score, if required
  • Minimum TOEFL score
  • Official transcripts
  • International Applicants: ECE or WES Official Evaluation of Transcripts
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:4-to-75
Tuition per year:1st Year: $10,000 2nd Year: $20,000
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$6,000 instrumentation fee for 1st and 2nd years
Salary amount:$0
Stipend amount:$0 per year
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:Certificate
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:30%
Percent of time spent in research:5%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:60%
Percent of time spent in teaching:Less than 5%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:8%
Clinical setting:Dental school
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:350-400
Research requirements:Submitted manuscript for publication
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
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