AEGD Admission

The Detroit Mercy Dental AEGD program accepts up to a total of seven dental school graduates who have fulfilled all admission requirements. The program will start with orientation the last week of June and end on June 30 of the following calendar year. Each graduating resident will be awarded a certificate of program completion.

The AEGD Program does not participate in MATCH.


The program has a rolling admissions process. Completed applications are reviewed interviews will be granted to qualified applicants on a rolling basis. Virtual interviews are planned for September-November 2023; additional dates will only be added if open positions remain. Acceptances may be extended to candidates shortly after their interview and prior to the February 1, 2024 deadline.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from a dental education program in the United States or Canada which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Successful completion of Part I of the National Board Examination prior to applying for admission; Part II before beginning the program
    • Completion of INBDE not required prior to application; successful completion of INBDE required by March 1 for admitted applicants
  • Good academic credentials (GPA no less 2.8)
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents

Application Process

The application process requires:

  • Completion of a PASS application.
    • Applications must be completed and filed with the PASS application service by February 1.
    • The completed PASS application should include all documents requested by PASS. The Detroit Mercy Dental requirements have been listed in PASS.

 University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Supplemental Materials:

  • A link will be sent to all applicants after submission to PASS. There, you will pay the non-refundable application fee ($75.00 USD) and upload a photo of yourself.

If you have missed the February 1 PASS deadline, you are able to download and complete the linked paper application.  Please contact Lisa Wyrick ( to inform her of your plan to complete a paper application.

  • Detroit Mercy Dental is committed to diversifying its student body and the dental workforce.  Guided by our mission as a Jesuit & Mercy institution, in alignment with the values of social justice and equity, our vision of diversity also includes individuals from educationally and economically disadvantaged populations, as defined by HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration).
  • AEGD Application

*Please note - this is only for applicants who have missed the February 1 deadline.

  • Send completed AEGD application to:

Lisa Wyrick
Office of Admissions