Foreign-Trained Dentists Entrance Examinations Preparatory Course

Daniel C.N. Chan, DMD, MS, DDS; Albert K. H. Chung, DDS, PhD

Saturday, February 15, 2014

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center
Morning hands-on: D-1 Simulation Lab, D-165
Afternoon lecture: Room D-152
Seattle, Washington 98195

This course is designed for Foreign-trained dentists who wish to prepare for UW and other US dental school entrance exams.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Hands-on: 8:30am – noon;

Lecture: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Until February 13th (after, $10 more)

CE1354A: Foreign-Trained Dentists Entrance Examinations Preparatory Hands-On Course Only/$250

CREDITS: 3.5 hours

CE1354B: Foreign-Trained Dentists Entrance Examinations Preparatory Lecture Course Only/$150

CREDITS: 3.5 hours

CE1354C: Foreign-Trained Dentists Entrance Examinations Preparatory Hands-on and Lecture Courses/$400 (lunch is provided for participants who take both the lecture and hands on courses)

CREDITS: 7 hours

LIMITED ATTENDANCE: The hands-on portion of this course is limited to 12 participants and the lecture portion of this course is limited to 16 participants

Course Description

There are two parts to this course, a morning hands-on session, followed by an afternoon lecture.  You may take just one of the two courses, or both of them.

Hands-on Course

The hands-on workshop is limited to 12 participants. A variety of entrance examinations are given to foreign-trained dentists at different schools.  Although this course will focus on the hands-on examination given by the UWIDDS admission process, participants can use the same knowledge and skills to understand the major aspects of cavity and crown preparations which prepare them for UW’s entrance exam, as well as entrance exams at other schools. All preparations are to be done on maniken-mounted in patient simulators.  Equipment and materials will be supplied.

Lecture Course

Several of our current UWIDDS students have told us that dental materials used in the US are often different from what they used in their own countries, and that there is a large need to know what materials are used and how they are used in the US. This dental materials lecture is designed to give you a head-start in your career.  As far as we know, this dental materials review is unique and geared specifically towards the needs of foreign-trained dentists.


All the examinations in the regular UWIDDS process are graded anonymously.  Aside from the skills that you learn, participation in this course will in no way give you an advantage in gaining entrance to the UWIDDS program.  A similar course without the lecture portion is integrated in the examination process.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the major aspects of cavity and crown preparations
  • Know which dental materials are used for particular procedures in the US


DANIEL CHAN has received a DMD from the University of the Philippines (1979) and a DDS from the University of Iowa (1988), as well as a Certificate and MS. He has also pursued post-graduate training at the University of Iowa as well as the University of Washington and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

ALBERT CHUNG holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (1979) from the National Defense Medical Center-Taiwan, a Doctor of Philosophy degree (1987) in Biomaterials from the Northwestern University at Chicago, and a certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio (2002).

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.

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