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Continuing Dental Education

Preparatory Course Designed To Help With Foreign-Trained Dentists Entrance Examinations – Fall 2021

Daniel CN Chan, DMD, MS, DDS, FADM, FICD; and Albert KH Chung, DDS, MS, PhD

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Course Description

A variety of entrance examinations are given at different schools for foreign-trained dentists. Although this course will focus on the hands-on examination given by the UWIDDS admission process, the participants can use the same knowledge to understand all aspects of cavity and crown preparations. In this way you can prepare yourself for other entrance examinations given by different schools.

Our current IDDS students have told us that many of the dental materials that they are used to in their own countries are completely different here in the US. They see the need to be updated. The special dental materials lectures are designed to give you a head-start in your career. As far as we know, our dental materials review is unique and gear towards the needs of foreign-trained dentists.

Lecture Session

  • Dental Materials review
  • Overview of Operative Dentistry
  • Computer based treatment planning exercises

Hands-on Session

  • Composite and Amalgam preparations and restorations*
  • Removable Partial Denture survey and design demonstration and practicing
  • Wax-up designed tooth
  • Full crown preparations
  • *All preparations are to be done on manikin-mounted simulators or casts

All the examinations in the regular UWIDDS process are graded anonymously. Aside from the skills that you would 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.


Dr. Dan ChanDan Chan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the UW School of Dentistry. He has earned both 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.

Dr. Albert ChungAlbert Chung is a professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the UW School of Dentistry. Dr. 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).


  • Drs. Chan and Chung have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Saturday, September 4, 2021

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center, D165 (Workshop)
Health Sciences Center, D152 (Lecture)

Seattle, Washington 98195

This course is designed for foreign-trained dentists seeking admission to an International DDS program.

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:00am
Course: 8:00am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Until August 29, 2021 (after, $30 more)

CREDITS: 7 hours

This course is limited to 12 participants.


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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.