The CDI Externship

CDI's Externship Program is a 12 week postgraduate certificate program with a focus on preparing clinical skills for a General Dentistry Residency. It is for highly motivated dental school graduates who plan to apply for admission to postgraduate residency programs in the United States and Canada. The program is designed to prepare all potential residency applicants in development of the necessary clinical skills required to meet the standard guidelines set forth in US and Canadian postgraduate residencies. 

 
 The program in General Practice Residency is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

The program in General Practice Residency is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

 

Program Overview

The program emphasizes the expansion and development of skills needed to properly diagnose, treatment plan, and treat patients of many different backgrounds. Additionally, the course will be fully accredited by CODA with Continuing Education credits available from ADA CERP, & PACE.

externs, upon program completion, will be COMPETENT to Provide care in general dentistry, including:

  1. Operative Dentistry

  2. Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics

  3. Esthetic Dentistry

  4. Implant Surgery and Restoration

  5. Preventive Dentistry

  6. Endodontics

  7. Oral Surgery

  8. Anesthesia and Pain Management

  9. Management of the Medically & Mentally Disabled Patient

CDI will be accepting between 8-10 candidates into the program starting in March 2019. Tuition for the externs will be set at $30,000*.

*Tuition is subject to change


Requirements

Participants must meet all of the requirements for admission into the program.  All applicants must:

  • be a Dental School graduate

  • score a minimum of 80 TOEFL IBT

  • pass NBDE part 1

  • obtain ECE course-by-course evaluation.

**Completion of externship does not qualify participants for licensure in US nor acceptance into CDI's AEGD program