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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 • 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

  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 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

  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