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Address:520 N 12th St Lyons Dental Bldg Room 322Richmond VA 23298-0566
Program director:Garry L. Myers, D.D.S.
Department/section chair:Clara M. Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S.
Predoctoral director:Clara M. Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S.
Contact person:Garry L. Myers, D.D.S.
Program website:
Application method:


Application submission:ADEA PASS
Application deadline:August 1
Application fee:$50
Application website:
Annual start date:June 29
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:4
Part-time faculty members:12
Full-time Board certified:4
Part-time Board certified:5
Volunteer Board certified:0
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • M.S.D.
Length of program in months:
  • M.S.D.: 24
State license required?No
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?N/A
  • 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
  • Minimum TOEFL score
  • Photo
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:4-to-125
Tuition per year:$0
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$1500
Salary amount:$0
Stipend amount:$0
Required graduate preclinical technique course:No
First-year enrollment:4
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:40%
Percent of time spent in research:5%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:50%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5-10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:N/A
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:N/A
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 250
Research requirements:Thesis
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
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