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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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