The University of De La Salle Bajío is located in Leon, Guanajuato, in Mexico. It is an Institution that has dedicated more than 48 years to Superior Education. University of De La Salle Bajio offers 29 bachelor's degree programs and 72 post-graduate programs. The number of students within the University is of 15,000 among its 5 Campus.
University of De La Salle Bajio is accredited by FIMPES (Federation of Mexican Private Superior Education Institutions), it has been awarded the acknowledgement of Academic Excellence by the Mexican Ministry of Education (SEP).
The School of Dentistry of University of De La Salle Bajío started in 1975 and nowadays it is considered one of the best dental schools in the country. Since 2002 it has been a Dental School accredited by the Dental Board of California, and since 2001 it has been member of the National Council of Dental Education (CONAEDO).
In May 2012, the School of Dentistry at the University De La Salle Bajío got the re- accreditation by the Dental Board of California for a period of seven years.
In April 2006, the Dental Board of California approved De La Salle's "Curso Internacional de Revalidación en Odontología" (CIRO) (International Dental Program), which was designed to help dentists accomplish the educational process required for the dental license validation in the State of California. This will allow the dentist to practice dentistry in the State of California. This program was thought for dentists who graduated from dental schools outside the United States.
general description of the program
CIRO Program is divided in two stages: the first stage is a six weeks standardization course of 250 hours during January and February. The second stage is going to be held during 4 semesters (2 years). Because CIRO is a bilingual program, the non Spanish speaker admitted students have to take an intensive Spanish course from September to November previously to the CIRO Program beginning in January.
To join the Internacional Dental Program we require:
1. Fill out and sign the application.
2. Translated to english, notarized copy of birth certificate.
3. Copy of passport.
4. Three recent letters of recommendation in a closed and sealed envelope: Two practicing dentists and one personal.
5. Statement of purpose (no more than 2 sheets of paper).
6. Certificate of health.
7. Translated to English, notarized copies of: professional diploma, professional license, postgraduate diplomas.
8. Go to the Educational Credential Evaluator Inc. (www.ece.org) and request a "Course by Course" evaluation. You will need:
• Copy of the dental license or its equivalent
• Copy of the dental diploma and or degree
• Copy of any post graduate education or specialty
9. One recent passport size photograph attached in the application form.
10. Professional Currículum Vitae.
11. TOEFL score: 213 (CBT) or 73 (IBT)
12. National Dental Board Exam 1 (NDBE-1) minimum score 75 pts. Or pass (in original).
13. Take and pass the theoretical and practical admission exam administered by DeLaSalle.
14. Personal interview with the Program Admissions Committee on the same day as the admission test.
15. Non-refundable application fee in the amount of $250.00 US dollars to:
Payment in México
Payment outside of Mexico
* DO NOT SEND CHECK, NOR MONEY ORDER, NOR CASH.
deadline to receive documents
Deadline for receipt documents for class 2017-2018 will be July, 22nd, 2016. All documents shall be sent in one closed package. Documents should be sent to:
Preparatoria De La Salle Bajío
Clínica Internacional de Odontología
Dr. Luis Carbajal Bello
Blvd. J. Alonso de Torres No. 3602
Colonia San Cayetano de Medina
The state of Guanajuato is located in the central region of Mexico known as "El Bajío". The city of Leon is located to the north of the state, on the limits with the state of Jalisco.
It has a population of 1,239,000 inhabitants and it is mainly an industrial city in the manufacture of leather and footwear, although in the last decades, the profile has been shifting towards other industries as well as services. The weather is semi-desert with 350 days of sun and an average temperature of 27°C, spring being the driest, hottest season of the year, reaching up to 38°C.
Its location is optimal since it is only a few hours driving time from some of the most important cities in the center of the country such as: Mexico City is no more than 4 hours away, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Guadalajara and Aguascalientes are only around two hours from Leon. In addition, Leon is communicated by airplane to the main cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada and Europe.