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1 OU College of Dentistry Opportunities Increase in population More teeth needing care Increase demand for cosmetic dentistry Reasons to Choose Dentistry Control of time Service; self-employment Income potential Working with hands

2 Pre-Dental Requirements CourseSemester Hours English6 Psychology3 Biology with lab 8 Increases to 16 hrs in ) General Chem with lab8 Organic Chem with lab8 Physics with lab8 Biochemistry3

3 OU College of Dentistry OU: one of 58 accredited U.S. schools 32,000 patient appointments annually D.D.S. program (4 years) Post Doctoral Programs Advanced Education in General Dentistry Orthodontics Periodontics Oral Surgery

4 What It Takes Aptitude for science Good manual dexterity (space, color, shape) Artistic-creative abiliity Strong interpersonal & communication skills (important for interview) Organizational skills/business savvy Desire!

5 Application Deadline/Admission Requirements Deadlines December 1 for Oklahoma residents September 15 for non-residents The earlier the better Requirements Minimum of 90 semester hours GPA minimum: 2.50 “2.5 will not get you in” Grade of C or higher in all prerequisites Good standing with institution where currently enrolled

6 Application Checklist Application Oklahoma residents: online at ouhsc.edu Non-residents: Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADAS Official transcripts 100 hours of observation Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores Recommendations Pre-dental Advisory Committee (two science instructors if no committee) Dentist

7 Criteria for Evaluation Academic DAT SciGPA GPA L60 hours Non-Cognitive Basis for choosing dentistry Manual dexterity Service activity Communication/initiative Integrity/maturity

8 Personal Interviews Invitation of Admissions Committee Most qualified applicants Academic & non-cognitive factors evaluated Four separate 30-minute interviews

9 Admission By Numbers Total Applications572 Non-residents443 OK residents129 Total Interviews179 Non-residents 68 Residents111 Total Admitted 57 Non-Residents 13 OK Residents 44

10 Class of 2013 Profile Total Admitted: 57 Female: 25 Male: 32 GPA: 3.64 Sci GPA: 3.57 DAT: 19.02

11 Viable Applicant Competitive GPA Minimum 17 on DAT 100 hours of observation or work experience in dental settings Demonstrated capacity for manual dexterity Strong recommendation(s) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent coursework

12 Tuition, Fees, and Instruments Residents: $116,145 for 4 years Resident Tuition ($16,326 per year) Non-residents: $205,913 Nonresident Tuition ($28,796 per year)

13 Pre-Dental Simulation Course Nov. 7 Perform dental procedures Network with dental students


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