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Costs of De La Salle vs. other IDPs in California

Dr. Luis Dominicis, a member of the Advisory Committee to the Dental Bureau of California and a Universidad De La Salle graduate himself, said the cost of Universidad De La Salle's International Dental Studies Program that satisfies the educational requirement for California dental licensure is $21,000 per semester, which totals $84,000 in tuition for the two-year program.

That figure does not include mandatory fees such as books, equipment/supplies, lab fees and instruments. However, De La Salle's international program costs significantly less than the International Dental Programs offered by CODA-accredited dental schools in California:

  • University of California-Los Angeles School of Dentistry's Professional Program for International Dentists: $101,870 (not including fees);
  • University of California-San Francisco School of Dentistry's International Dentist Program: $140,840 (not including fees);
  • University of Southern California School of Dentistry's Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists: $134,000 (including fees);
  • University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's International Dental Studies program: $150,093 (not including fees);
  • Loma Linda University School of Dentistry's International Dentist Program: $136,000 (not including fees).