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Apply to Restorative Dentistry

To apply to this program for the Summer 2019 entering class, please follow the steps below to ensure your application is complete. Only complete applications are reviewed.

  1. Complete the Rackham Graduate School online application.

  2. The Restorative Dentistry Graduate program requires 3 letters of recommendation. These letters must be submitted electronically with your Rackham Graduate application. Please do not send paper copies.

  3. Submit/upload dental transcripts (and translation if not in English) online with the Rackham Graduate application. For more information about submitting transcripts, please visit the Rackham Graduate School.

  4. Foreign applicants whose native language is NOT English must submit IBT TOEFL scores ( electronically using institution code 1839. The minimum accepted IBT TOEFL is 84. Please do not send a paper copy of your IBT TOEFL score. Paper copies are not accepted.

  5. Applicants must submit a detailed course-by-course evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE). Email the ECE to before the deadline.

  6. The deadline for this program is August 1, 2018. All application materials should be submitted and received by the application deadline.

We have a paperless admissions process, which means that all of your application materials (letters, transcripts, etc.) should be submitted directly with your Rackham Graduate Application.  Be sure to include all required documents before submitting your application.  You will not be able to add or edit documents after your Rackham Application is submitted to the University of Michigan. Questions, please email

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the relationship between the Rackham Graduate School and the School of Dentistry Admissions Office?

A: The Rackham Graduate School is the home of graduate education at the University of Michigan. Prospective students apply using the Rackham Graduate Application for admission to the School of Dentistry Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program. The Admissions Office at the School of Dentistry is responsible for forwarding your Rackham Graduate application to the Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program.

Q: I am applying to the Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program. My recommenders gave me letters of recommendations in paper format, how can I submit those letters?

A: We have a paperless admissions process, which means that all of your letters of recommendation should be scanned and uploaded with your Rackham Graduate application. You will need to scan and upload your letters to your Rackham Graduate application.

Q: Along with my application, I would like to submit my CV/Resume, NBDE scores, Certificates, Awards, and/or GRE scores. How do I submit that information?

A: CV/Resume, NBDE scores, Certificates, Awards, and GRE scores are not required to apply to the Restorative Dentistry program. If you would like to submit any of those documents, you should submit them in the section of the Rackham Graduate application specifically for CVs. All documents must be combined into a single document. They cannot be submitted separately.

Q: How will I know when my application is made available to the Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program for review?

A: The School of Dentistry Office of Admissions will notify applicants via email when their materials have been received and sent to the Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program for review.

Q: When will I be contacted for an interview?

A: The Restorative Dentistry Department is responsible for all interview invitations. The department will contact you directly about interview offers.

Q: What is the estimated cost of the Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program?

A: Please review the tuition table. The Restorative Dentistry program is part of Rackham Graduate School. Students are registered for three semesters per year for 3 years. This information will help you when looking at the estimated cost of the program.

Q: I am an internationally trained dentist, if I am admitted to the Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program and I complete the program will I be eligible for licensure?

A: In the United States, licensure requirements vary from state to state. The state dental board (where you intend to practice) is the appropriate agency to contact for specific information about licensure requirements, the state dental practice act, or other licensure-related information. For more information, please visit