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Interview/Bench Examination

Once all qualifying applications have been reviewed by the IAPP Admissions Committee, a limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to interview with the committee, tour the campus, and take a bench examination to assess dental psychomotor skills.

The Interview/Bench Examination process will take place over two days on the SDM campus. Candidates will be expected to complete any or all of the following: Operative Dentistry preparations and restorations, Fixed Prosthodontic preparations and provisional restorations, Endodontic access preparations, and Removable Prosthodontic treatment plans. All procedures will be accomplished on dentoforms in the Multi-Disciplinary Laboratory utilizing air turbine handpieces. All work will be evaluated by multiple faculty members. Evaluators will not know the identity of the applicants whose work they are grading. All necessary materials for the Bench Examination will be provided by the SDM.

A non-refundable Bench Examination fee of $450 will be required upon invitation of a candidate for the Interview/Bench Examination. This fee will not be applied to any future expenses of the program.

Students admitted to the IAPP will only be selected from those who are invited to, and subsequently attend, the Interview/Bench Examination process.

View the Bench Test Format and Protocol document pdf logo
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