The International Dental Studies (IDS) program at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry offers qualified internationally educated dentists the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge of the dental profession as practiced in the United States. Graduates of this program receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and are eligible to sit for any state or regional dental board in the country. This two-year accelerated program enrolls 57 students in early July of each year. 27 Students are selected for our San Francisco campus at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and 30 students are selected for our Pacific Health Care Collaborative program, which hosts an additional IDS class at our new facility in Sacramento, CA.
The full-time, five-day-a-week program consists of eight quarters of study. The curriculum, consisting of academic and clinical training, uses the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, our brand-new Pacific Health Care Collaborative, as well as facilities and other clinical sites in Northern California. IDS students begin clinical patient care in the second quarter and spend the greater portion of their second year in clinical practice.