How to Apply


The General Practice Residency (GPR) program accepts six first-year residents each year and seeks ambitious students from all backgrounds and life experiences regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, or religion. We use a holistic review process when considering applicants by reviewing a number of factors including academic credentials, national board scores, experience, community engagement, letters of recommendation, and an invitation-only interview. We encourage those interested to apply by using the following guidelines.

Prerequisite Requirements​

  • MUST be a graduate of a CODA accredited dental school in the United States or Canada
  • MUST pass the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE) Part I to apply. Part II must be completed prior to enrollment into the program.

Application Requirements

All applicants must apply electronically through ADEA PASS. Our program is the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine GPR515. Through this application process, we will obtain all the information needed to make a decision to offer an interview. We do participate in the Match to determine our incoming class.

The application deadline is October 1 to be considered for the following July class.​