IDS Program: How and When to Apply

Starting on Thursday, March 1, 2018, applicants who wish to be considered for the IDS 2021 class starting in July 2019 can file a CAAPID application with ADEA and send all supplemental documents in one PDF file email attachment to Pacific. IDS application deadline is Friday, June 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time.

The following documents are available in PDF format. To save to your computer, right-click and choose Save Link As (PC) or hold the control key down and click and choose Save Link As (Mac) and open with Acrobat Reader.

Application Process: March 1 – June 8, 2018

All applications and supplemental documents must be received by the IDS Office on or before the deadline of Friday, June 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time.

Interview and Technical Examination: October 10-13, 2018
(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 2019 starting class.

Matriculation: July 2019

Accepted students to the IDS 2021 class will matriculate on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.


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