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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
    • Course Semester 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
    • Biochemistry 3
  • 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