IDS Program: How and When to Apply

Starting on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, applicants who wish to be considered for the IDS 2020 class starting in July 2018 can file a CAAPID application with ADEA and send all supplemental documents in one PDF file email attachment to Pacific. The deadline will be announced in February 2017.

The following documents are available in PDF format. To save to your computer, right-click and choose Save As (PC) or hold the control key down and click and choose Save As (Mac). 2018 Application Guide and Checklist will be available in February 2017.

Application Process

All applications and supplemental documents were already due for this year. Please check back for information on the 2018 application cycle and deadlines.

Interview and Technical Examination: October 12-15, 2016
(dates subject to change, pending administration's approval)

The dental school will invite selected applicants to participate in an on-campus interview and technical examination. We will notify invited applicants via email in mid-September. From this group, 24 students will be accepted to the July 2017 starting class.

Matriculation: July 2017

Accepted students to the IDS 2019 class will matriculate on Friday, July 14, 2017.


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
International Dental Studies Office
155 Fifth Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
415.929.6428 or 415.929.6688