Application Information


February 3,2014

Application Process

Candidates for the Advanced Graduate Education (AGE) program in Geriatric Dentistry have three program options:

  • Geriatric Dentistry, Certificate Only
  • Geriatric Dentistry Certificate with Master of Medical Science (MMSc) degree
  • Geriatric Dentistry Certificate with Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc) degree

Application to the Geriatric Dentistry program is a two-step process.

Step 1 - Submit to ADEA PASS

ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) application, including:

  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
    -Dean’s (letter) evaluation
    -Faculty letters of evaluation (2)
  • Official transcripts from dental school attended. International applicants who attended dental colleges outside the United States or Canada must submit a translation certified by a licensed credentialing service.

Step 2 - Submit to HSDM

HSDM Advanced Graduate Education (AGE) Supplemental Application, including:

  • Degree selection. Indicate your plan of study in Geriatric Dentistry: Certificate Only, Certificate with MMSc, or Certificate with DMSc
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcript(s) of predental college(s) attended
  • Official scores
    –Dental Admissions Test (if taken)
    –Part I, National Board Dental Examination (NBDE)
    –Part II, National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) (if taken)
    –Test of English as A Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants whose native language is other than English are required to submit a recent TOEFL score. Proficiency in English is required for admission. Minimum score:95 on INternet-based test with subcategory score minimums of 25 Written; 24 Spoken; 21 Reading; 17 Listening. Scores on the four sections should not vary significantly. 
  • Application fee. Submit a nonrefundable check or money order in the amount of USD $75 payable to Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Checks must be in US Funds. Applicant’s name, program (Geriatric Dentistry) and Dentpin should be clearly marked on the check or money order. Cash or credit cards are not accepted. Mail application fee to:

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Office of Dental Education
Attn: Admissions: Geriatric Dentistry
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Email the HSDM Advanced Graduate Education (AGE) Supplemental Application for Geriatric Dentistry and CV
Subject: 2014 Geriatric Dentistry

Additional Curricular Options

Applicants may combine their certificate with options available at other divisions of Harvard University. A separate application and acceptance from the other division are required for these combined options.

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Science (SM)
Doctor of Public Health (DPH)
Doctor of Science (DS)

Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)
HSDM Advanced Graduate Education (AGE) Track in Education with the Special Studies EdM program