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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. Pre-Dental Requirements. Course Semester Hours

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Ou college of dentistry
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


Pre dental requirements
Pre-Dental Requirements

  • CourseSemester Hours

  • English 6

  • Psychology 3

  • Biology with lab 8

    • Increases to 16 hrs in 2010-11)

  • General Chem with lab 8

  • Organic Chem with lab 8

  • Physics with lab 8

  • Biochemistry3


Ou college of dentistry1
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


What it takes
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!


Application deadline admission requirements
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


Application checklist
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


Criteria for evaluation
Criteria for Evaluation

  • Academic

    • DAT

    • SciGPA

    • GPA

    • L60 hours

  • Non-Cognitive

    • Basis for choosing dentistry

    • Manual dexterity

    • Service activity

    • Communication/initiative

    • Integrity/maturity


Personal interviews
Personal Interviews

  • Invitation of Admissions Committee

  • Most qualified applicants

  • Academic & non-cognitive factors evaluated

  • Four separate 30-minute interviews


Admission by numbers
Admission By Numbers

  • Total Applications 572

    • Non-residents 443

    • OK residents 129

  • Total Interviews 179

    • Non-residents 68

    • Residents 111

  • Total Admitted 57

    • Non-Residents 13

    • OK Residents 44


Class of 2013 profile
Class of 2013 Profile

  • Total Admitted: 57

    • Female: 25

    • Male: 32

  • GPA: 3.64

  • Sci GPA: 3.57

  • DAT: 19.02


Viable applicant
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


Tuition fees and instruments
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)


Pre dental simulation course
Pre-Dental Simulation Course

  • Nov. 7

  • Perform dental procedures

  • Network with dental students


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