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  1. 1. School of DentistryUMKC 2002-2003 General Catalog (1.0) September 8, 2003
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  3. 3. Contents School of Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Research Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Academic/Student Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Degrees Offered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Four-Year Doctor of Dental Surgery Program . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Admission Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Curriculum (Four Year Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Technical Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Academic Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Requirements for Awarding of the D.D.S. Degree . . . . . . 11 Cost Estimates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Student Organizations/Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Advanced Education Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Application Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Enrollment Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Academic Standards/Procedures: Advanced Educa- tion/Graduate Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Students in Cooperative Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Dental Graduate Certificate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Master of Science in Oral Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 General Nature of the Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Admission Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Thesis Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Academic Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Other Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Master of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene Education . . . . . . 19 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Requirements for Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Job Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 School Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Educational Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Requirements for Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Suggested Plan of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Required Courses for the Master of Science Degree . . . . 20 School of Dentistry Division of Dental Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . 20 History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Job Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Licensure Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Professional Associations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Scholarships and Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Dentistry Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dental Hygiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dental Hygiene-Graduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Dentistry Biological Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Endodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 General Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Oral Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Oral Diagnosis and Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Oral Radiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Oral Surgery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Orthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Pedodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pediatric Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 3
  4. 4. CONTENTS Periodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Preventive Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Prosthodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Research Methodology - Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Restorative Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
  5. 5. School of DentistrySchool of Dentistry • Provide quality preventive and therapeutic dental services to the public; 650 E. 25th St. • Educate the public and community leaders toward actions (816) 235-2100 that will improve the oral health of surrounding Fax: (816) 235-2157 communities; (816) 235-2080 (Admissions) • Provide practitioners and educators with an opportunity to (800) 776-8652 (Toll-free admissions) extend their knowledge of recent advances in dentistry or (816) 235-2050 (Division of Dental Hygiene) related fields; dentistry@umkc.edu http://www.umkc.edu/dentistry • Contribute to the advancement of dentistry through biomedical, clinical and educational research;Mailing Address • Prepare graduates for practice in dental education, University of Missouri-Kansas City research, administration or a chosen specialty or School of Dentistry discipline through advanced educational programs. 650 E. 25th St. Kansas City, MO 64108-2784 FacilitiesDean: Michael J. Reed ClinicAssistant Deans: Occupies 5,500 square feet; 235 fully equipped dental David M. Clark (Clinical Programs) operatories; approximately 100,000 patient visits per year; Edgar J. Ellyson (Business Affairs) internal, full-service prescription laboratories. Each of the Harvey C. Eplee (Information Technology, patient treatment cubicles, are equiped with electronic Patient and Facilities Management) treatment record computor terminals. John W. Killip (Student Programs) Classrooms Pamela R. Overman (Academic Affairs) Three lecture halls: one accommodates 184 students, while the others accommodate 154 and 90 students; color-videoGeneral Information capability in addition to other audio-visual equipment;All statements in this section are announcements of present numerous smaller seminar and conference rooms.policies, requirements (admission and academic progress),curricula, fees and services. They are subject to change at any Laboratoriestime without prior notice. They are not to be regarded as offers Two dental preclinical simulation facilities with fully equippedto contract. working stations; anatomy visual laboratory – innovative and advanced; well equipped for individualized instruction.History LibraryThe UMKC School of Dentistry traces its roots to 1881, when Part of the universitywide library system: approximatelythe Kansas City Dental College was founded as a department 23,000-volume book collection; subscribes to more than 350of the Kansas City Medical College. In 1919 the Kansas City periodicals; extensive reference services; instructionalDental College merged with Western Dental College to form materials library, extensively equipped for independent studythe Kansas City Western Dental College. It became the School with a variety of audio-visual equipment and computerof Dentistry of the University of Kansas City in 1941. In 1963 hardware/software within the library; Postgraduate Dentalthe school became the School of Dentistry at UMKC. Career Opportunity Center provides information on dental Continuous and distinguished service for more than 100 practices for sale and those that are in need of associates,years has established the School of Dentistry as an important advanced educational programs, armed services opportunitiesinstitution throughout the nation. and dental educational opportunities. Over the years, the school’s educational standards andopportunities have increased as the school has consistently Hospital Affiliationsdemonstrated its ability to educate well-qualified dentists and Teaching relationships exist with Kansas City Veterans Affairsdental hygienists to contribute to the improvement of dentistry. Hospital, Leavenworth Veterans Affairs Hospital, Children’sAs an affirmation of this, all clinically based programs offered Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, Truman Medicalby the School of Dentistry (the D.D.S., the dental specialty Center East, Richard Cabot Medical Clinic, Samuel Rodgerscertificate, and the B.S. in dental hygiene) are fully accredited Community Health Center, and Swope Parkway Health Center.by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American MiscellaneousDental Association. The computer-based student/patient clinical records The school is situated on Hospital Hill where Truman management system is central to the efficient operation of theMedical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University dental clinic. The school also supports a full-serviceof Missouri-Kansas City schools of medicine and nursing are Biomedical Communication department that contributesalso located. significantly to its educational and administrative missions.Goals The Health Sciences Bookstore supplies all textbook, dentalThe School of Dentistry is a center for dental education, instrument, and supply needs of the student body and is housedresearch and service. The goals of the school: within the Dental School. • Provide curricula that will prepare graduates in dentistry Research Programs and dental hygiene to ethically, legally and competently Research plays a prominent role in advanced dental and dental practice dentistry. Graduates should have gained a hygiene educational programs. While research projects scientific basis for practice, have developed a sense of conducted in the School of Dentistry are not necessarily a professional and societal responsibilities, be aware of formal part of the educational program of all of its students, community problems and needs while taking an active they do contribute to their education, as well as serving to role in identifying solutions, and recognize the need for advance dentistry. Grants from external funding currently and actively participate in continuing education; amount to over $4.2 million. Many of the researchers who 5
  6. 6. School of Dentistryhave obtained these grants serveas mentors for dental students Grading Systemparticipating in the Dental Summer Scholars Program. In this The grading and grade-point system used by all academicselective program, a limited number of students gain an programs in the School of Dentistry is that defined by theeight-week research experience in the mentor’s area of University. It is outlined in the Undergraduate Academicresearch. Regulations and Information section of this catalog.Outreach Programs Incomplete GradesIn keeping with its goal of developing in its students a sense of An instructor may give an incomplete grade (I) to a studentprofessional and societal responsibilities and an awareness of who, because of illness or other valid reasons beyond thecommunity needs and problems, the school offers numerous student’s control, has been unable to complete the work in aoutreach opportunities to students in all of its programs. course. A student who receives an incomplete, and whoIndividuals associated with more than 30 community-based subsequently does not elect to withdraw from the course, mustorganizations, agencies or projects are provided oral health complete the required work by a date specified by thecare by these students and faculty. Representative of these are instructor. Failure to complete required work by this date isthe Kansas City Free Health Clinic or Dental Care With A cause for the incomplete to be changed to an F (failure withoutHeart program (dental care for homeless and/or economically credit). This is exclusive of those courses that are consideredneedy persons), the Northeast Missouri Area Health Education directed individual studies, internships, special topics,Center Dental Clinic or the Theodosia, Mo. project (serving practicums, and research and thesis courses.the underserved in rural settings), the Special Olympics Oral An incomplete is appropriate when enough work in theHealth Screening project (providing oral health assessments to course has been completed that the student can finish thementally or developmentally disabled persons), and treating remaining work without re-enrolling in the course in questionorphaned children each year in Arecibo, Venezuela. or attending additional classes. Otherwise students should initiate withdrawal (but only with permission).Academic/Student Support Services Students may not re-enroll in a course for which anAcademic Monitor incomplete remains on their records.The academic monitor of the School of Dentistry conducts acomprehensive retention program which includes sessions to Degrees Offeredrefine learning skills and to provide tutorial assistance in The School of Dentistry offers a four-year professionalcoursework as needed. Supervised review sessions also are program leading to the doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.)organized for lecture and laboratory sections of many courses. degree, graduate programs leading to a master of science An interceptive system of continuous academic degree in oral biology or in dental hygiene education, graduatemonitoring is in effect. Students who may be experiencing certificates in recognized dental clinical specialties or otheracademic difficulty during a term are identified and advised. dental disciplines, and the bachelor of science degree in dentalThis results in an individualized plan of action to overcome hygiene.any deficiencies. In addition, personal counseling assistance is In addition, the school participates in UMKC’savailable to all students who state or demonstrate a need. Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program through the discipline of oral biology. Please refer to the School of Graduate Studies sectionOffice of Student Programs of this catalog for information on admission criteria and degreeThe Dental School’s Office of Student Programs is concerned requirements.with three primary areas of focus and responsibility: Four-Year Doctor of Dental Surgery Program • Admissions/recruitment; • Student records; Admission Information • Student support services. Any college student or graduate can apply for admission to the four-year doctor of dental surgery program. However, priorityThe majority of student services are provided by this office. In is given to Missouri residents in filling a targeted number ofother cases, the student is referred to the appropriate University positions per class. The school also has contractual or otherstudent affairs offices as is necessary. agreements with the states of Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico Student Support Services provides financial aid (initial and Hawaii to consider for acceptance qualified residents fromassistance and referral), counseling services (initial assistance those states.and referral), a housing file and referral, a part-time job file and Candidates may be considered for acceptance afterreferral, and other services. successful completion of a minimum of 30 hours of college The School of Dentistry also offers the services of a debt credit. After successful completion of a minimum of 60 hoursmanagement counselor to its students and alumni, for guidance of college credit, the accepted applicant will be eligible tomanaging loan programs and general financial advising. enroll in the School of Dentistry. Though applicants with aFinancial Aid minimum of two years of predental education are eligible forFinancial assistance is available from a number of sources, admission consideration in the D.D.S. program, all candidatesprimarily those programs supported by federal legislation for this program are encouraged to complete a baccalaureate(such as the Federal Direct Loan programs and Health degree before entry. In fact, college degree-holders with aProfessions Student Loan). Information on most financial aid broad educational background is the preference of the Dentalprograms available to School of Dentistry students may be Student Admission Committee.found in the School of Dentistry portion of the Financial Aid Admission is on a selective basis and requires more thanCharts section of this catalog. Additional information may be simply meeting certain course or college-hour requirements.gathered from either the Office of Student Programs at the Factors considered in the selection process are the candidates’School of Dentistry (816) 235-2080, or from the Financial Aid academic credentials, Dental Admission Test scores, letters ofand Scholarships Office, 5115 Oak St., Kansas City, MO evaluation, a personal interview, evidence of those candidate64111-2499, (816) 235-1154. As a rule, the student should review factors identified in a later section, and all otherapply for aid as soon as possible after acceptance into the information submitted by the candidates.particular program of study.6
  7. 7. School of Dentistry Those who want to apply for admission should contact Although advisable to have DAT scores available as a parteither the pre-health professions adviser at their institutions, of the application file for review by the Dental Studentthe Office of Student Programs of the UMKC School of Admission Committee prior to Nov. 1, a candidate forDentistry or the American Dental Education Association admission may be considered for acceptance into the program(AADSAS), (800) 353-2238, or www.adea.org, for application by the school without the DAT results. In the event that thematerials. candidate is otherwise acceptable, based upon academic and Applications must be completed and submitted for non-academic evidence included in the application, aprocessing by the candidate to the(AADSAS) no later than “provisional acceptance” may be recommended based onDec. 1 of the year prior to desired enrollment. Because all timely submission of satisfactory DAT scores.positions in the next dental class may be filled by Jan. 1 date, For more information or to request a DAT application,an application that is received by the School of Dentistry prior contact the School of Dentistry Office of Student Programs.to Nov. 1 is strongly encouraged. Nov. 1 stands as apreference deadline date. Approximately 75 candidates are Personal Interviewadmitted to the D.D.S. program annually. A personal interview at the School of Dentistry is required of Counseling by the School of Dentistry’s admissions staff applicants completing the necessary college hours, grade-pointis available to those interested in applying for admission. It is average and DAT requirements. The interview is by invitationadvisable to seek this counseling either prior to entering only; an applicant for admission may not request it.college or early in the college program. Candidate Review FactorsPre-Dental Course Requirements When considering candidates for possible admission, theThere is no required college major for admission to the School DSAC reviews the entire scope of information that is availableof Dentistry. However, certain courses are required prior to on each. For each candidate this will include the academicentering: record (i.e., overall GPA, science GPA and last 30 semester credit hours GPA), DAT scores, their responses to items on theBiology application survey, letters of reference, interview assessment,A minimum of 8 credit hours of biology (or zoology and and any other information provided by the candidate (e.g.,botany) including lab work. personal statement). In addition, the committee will expectChemistry evidence of the following factors in making the difficultA minimum of 8 credit hours (including lab work) in both choices among candidates:general chemistry and organic chemistry. The organicchemistry requirement can be met with a 5-credit-hour 1. Demonstrated investigation of the profession of dentistry;terminal organic chemistry course that includes the aliphatic 2. Evidence of social conscience and compassion (i.e.,caringand aromatic series. Biochemistry may not be substituted for attitude, sensitive to those in need, significant communitygeneral or organic chemistry. activities); 3. Indication of fundamental personal character (i.e.,Physics integrity, maturity, self-reliance, leadership skills);A minimum of 8 credit hours of physics (including lab work) 4. Evidence of critical thinking and problem solving abilitycovering at least the general laws of physics and of mechanics, (e.g., performance in courses requiring this skill such as inheat, light, sound and electricity. One semester (4 credit hours laboratory segments, in formal logic or in researchor more) of college mathematics (college algebra or higher) experiences);may be substituted for some of this requirement. 5. Significant and sustained level of academic achievementEnglish based on full course loads with evidence of a broadA minimum of 6 credit hours of English composition. (Courses science and liberal arts education (i.e., fine arts, business,in speech are not acceptable as substitutes for English.) mathematics, humanities, computer science, etc.); 6. Established effective interpersonal and communicationOther skills (i.e., an ability to communicate orally and inIt is also advantageous to have course credit in mathematics, writing, a capacity to listen, a personality conducive toformal logic, business, social or behavioral sciences (such as forming personal and professional relationships, anpsychology), communication skills, computer science and the involvement in a range of extracurricular activities,humanities. In addition, successfully completing especially those in which significant leadership roles haveundergraduate and/or graduate science courses that have been taken);counterparts in the dental curriculum (e.g. anatomy, 7. Demonstrated ability to balance full academic schedulesbiochemistry, histology, cell biology, neuroscience, with extracurricular involvement or employment (i.e.,microbiology and physiology) is strongly recommended. effective and efficient management of time).Dental Admission Test Because the Dental School Admission Committee looksAnyone seeking admission to the School of Dentistry is closely at information from all sources included in anrequired to obtain satisfactory scores on the Dental Admission applicant’s file, the candidate should make sure thisTest (DAT). This computer-based test is administered through information is consistent among sources. This is especiallythe American Dental Association (ADA) at designated Sylvan true with information supplied directly by the candidate (i.e.,Technology Centers throughout the United States. AADSAS essay, Application Survey, interview or personal The computer-administered DAT is offered throughout the statement). You are strongly encouraged to review all writtenyear at Sylvan Technology Centers by appointment, following materials for consistency and accuracy before submission.application to the ADA. Although the DAT may be taken at Finally, before developing these written materials,any time during the college program, it is recommended candidates are strongly encouraged to honestly and criticallystrongly that it be taken no later than October preceding the assess themselves on all the qualities identified. Following thisyear for which admission is sought and after prerequisite process, candidates are urged to review drafts of thesecoursework in biology, general chemistry and organic documents collectively (e.g., to check for completeness,chemistry has been completed. accuracy and consistency) and to evaluate themselves 7
  8. 8. School of Dentistrycomprehensively as if they were a member of the Dental School of Dentistry without going through the AADSASStudent Admission Committee. In areas where the candidate application service.feels a question may arise from the committee review,applicants should include a personal statement or letter to the Special Services Because of Disabilitycommittee. Federal law prohibits UMKC and the School of Dentistry from making pre-admission inquiry about disabilities. InformationNotification of Admission regarding disabilities given voluntarily or receivedApplications for admission are reviewed by the Dental Student inadvertently will not adversely affect any admission decision.Admission Committee. In accordance with the guidelines of Any accepted applicant requiring special services because ofthe American Association of Dental Schools, no notification of disability should notify the School of Dentistry’s assistant deanthe committee’s decision is made to a candidate before Dec. 1 for student programs. This voluntary self-identification ofof the academic year prior to that applicant’s class graduation disability allows the School of Dentistry to prepare appropriatedate. support services to facilitate learning.Formal Notification Curriculum (Four Year Program)After a decision is reached on an application, notification of The school offers a four-year, eight-semester,acceptance is made by mail. The applicant has 30 days from two-summer-term curriculum leading to the doctor of dentalthe date of an acceptance letter to make a required surgery (D.D.S.) degree. This curriculum is designed tononrefundable $200 deposit. If notification of acceptance is prepare graduates in dentistry to deliver patient care with amade after Jan. 1, the candidate must submit the deposit within scientific basis and a caring manner. As such, it provides a15 days of the date of acceptance. sound background in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical A certain number of individuals are placed on an sciences with an emphasis on comprehensive oral health care.alternates list. In the event that a position becomes available, Exposure to clinical dentistry in the first semester of the firstan applicant from this list is chosen to fill the vacancy. year is a hallmark of this curriculum.Alternates may be accepted through the second week of the The first year of dental school focuses on instruction in thebeginning of the program. biomedical sciences that provide a foundation for clinical Notification of alternate status will come by first-class studies. The first-year student also studies dental behavioralmail. If a vacancy does not occur, the alternates’ applications sciences and introductory courses in oral diagnosis and dentalwill be given special consideration for the following entering restorative techniques in a pre-clinical setting. Early clinicalclass upon formal reapplication. Though special consideration exposure is further emphasized with a clinic-based courses inis rendered to these candidates, this should not be assumed to both the first and the second semester. Acquition of basicbe a guarantee of acceptance. diagnostic skills and background knowledge is a goal of the Notification of denial also is sent by first-class mail. If first year of the curriculum.applicants are interested in reapplying, they should make an Biomedical science courses extend into the second year;appointment with a School of Dentistry admission officer to however, the major thrust of the second year is devoted todiscuss the reason for the denial. An explanation of the pre-clinical technique coursework of increasing complexity. Inadmission committee’s decision and advice is offered to the preclinical laboratory courses, students continue learningapplicants to enhance their future applications. the fundamental procedures of dentistry: operative dentstry, prosthodontics (fixed and removable), and endodontics.Minority Recruitment Program Clinically, students are introduced to the basic essential skillsThe School of Dentistry has an active recruitment program to needed in preventive periodontics. Classroom lecture sessionsencourage and assist qualified minority students, particularly are also conducted in each of these areas of dentistry alongthose from under-represented groups in the dental profession, with didactic courses in periodontics, oral diagnosis, oralto pursue careers in dentistry. Native Americans, African radiology, and oral surgery.Americans and Hispanics are strongly encouraged to seek The primary emphasis of the third year of the curriculumadmission to the school. is the clinical practice of dentistry. The general clinic isReserved Admission Program Into Dentistry organized into subunits called teams. Each team includes an(RAPID) established set of faculty and staff. Patients are assigned to The Reserved Admission Program Into Dentistry (RAPID) students for total care, from diagnosis and treatment planningfor the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree at the UMKC through procedures necessary for successful case completion.School of Dentistry enables highly motivated, ambitious, Because all clinical students are assigned operatories in theirtalented students to pursue their dream of becoming a dentist. respective teams for their use in the treatment of their patients,Entry into the program is available to students from Missouri this system approximates private practice in fundamental ways.and Kansas who are nearing completion of their high school While the emphasis of the third and fourth year of the dentaleducation or are in the early years of their undergraduate curriculum is gaining clinical experience, students also attendeducation. advanced classes in periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery, RAPID students will have a reserved seat in a future orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, operative dentistry and oralD.D.S. Program class of their choosing. RAPID students may diagnosis/oral medicine.actually begin preparing for professional study as early as their The fourth year involves extensive clinical practice. Therefreshman year in college. RAPID students work on a are a few seminar sessions and formal courses (e.g., practiceone-to-one basis with their college adviser and with administration), but the student’s major responsibility is torepresentatives of the Office of Student Programs at the UMKC perfect diagnostic, patient-management andSchool of Dentistry throughout the time they are in college. technical-treatment skills and demonstrate competence in all To prepare for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) RAPID the skills required by the faculty of the School of Dentistry.students can participate in the School of Dentistry’s An outline of the four-year curriculum by semester istwo-weekend DAT Preparatory Programs and receive a given below.ScholarWare CD-ROM Top Score Pro for the DentalAdmission Test. They apply for admission directly to the8
  9. 9. School of DentistryFirst Year Third YearFall Semester Hours Summer Term Hours BIO 203 Cell Biology 3.0 Dentistry 460C Review of Pre-Clinical Dentistry 2.0 BMS 300 Human Gross Anatomy I 5.0 Dentistry 501C Introduction to LSBio 304 Biochemistry and Clinical Dentistry 8.0 Nutrition 4.0 Total Hours 10.0 BMS 308 Histology I 2.5 Fall Semester Hours Dentistry 306 Introduction to Ethics and Dentistry 424 Oral Diagnosis and Professionalism 1.0 Oral Medicine 2.0 Dentistry 314C Introduction to Dentistry 502 Grand Rounds I 1.0 Oral Diagnosis 3.0 Pharmacy 507 Pharmacology Lecture 3.0 Dentistry 316 Dental Morphology I Dentistry 515 Periodontics III Lecture 1.0 (Lec/Lab) 3.0 Dentistry 521 Oral Surgery II Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 318 Dental Biomaterials Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 538 Orthodontics II 1.0 Dentistry 328 Introduction to Clinic 9.0 Dental Literature 1.0 Total Hours 18.0Total Hours 23.5 Winter Semester HoursWinter Semester Hours Dentistry 522 Oral Surgery III Lecture 1.0 BMS 301 Human Gross Anatomy II 5.0 Dentistry 527 Therapeutics 2.0 LSPhys 401 Physiology Lecture 5.0 Dentistry 534 Advanced Prosthodontics 1.0 Dentistry 305 Operative Dentistry I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 595 Implant Dentistry 1.0 Dentistry 305L Operative Dentistry I Lab 2.0 Dentistry 602 Grand Rounds II 1.0 Dentistry 317 Dental Occlusion (Lecture/Lab) 3.0 Dentistry 633 Community Dentistry 1.0 Dentistry 335 Applied Neuroscience 2.0 Clinic 15.0 Dentistry 350 Histopathology (Lecture/Lab) 2.5 Total Hours 22.0 Dentistry 430C Preventive Periodontics 3.0Total Hours 23.5 Fourth Year Summer Term HoursSecond Year Dentistry 429 Behavioral Science II 1.0 Dentistry 537 Oral Oncology 0.5Fall Semester Hours Dentistry 650 Applied Ethics 0.5 LSMicro 4180 Microbiology 4.0 Clinic 9.0 Dentistry 410 Operative Dentistry II Lecture 1.0 Total Hours 11.0 Dentistry 410L Operative Dentistry II Lab 2.0 Dentistry 412 Anesthesiology I Lecture 1.0 Fall Semester Hours Dentistry 414 Pathology I Lecture 4.0 Dentistry 514 Pathology III Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 416 Complete Removable Dentistry 519 Advanced Dental Materials 0.5 Prosthodontics I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 603 Grand Rounds III 1.0 Dentistry 416L Complete Removable Dentistry 610 Anxiety/Pain Control in Dentistry 1.0 Prosthodontics I Laboratory 2.0 Dentistry 613 Periodontal Treatment Planning 1.0 Dentistry 422 Fixed Prosthodontics I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 617 Pediatric Dentistry Seminar 0.5 Dentistry 422L Fixed Prosthodontics I Lab 2.0 Dentistry 630 Practice Administration Dentistry 426 Oral Radiology Lecture 1.0 I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 435 Endodontics I Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 680 Dental Occlusion IV 0.5 Dentistry 436 Orthodontics: Clinic 13.0 Growth and Development 1.0 Total Hours 20.0Total Hours 21.0 Winter Semester HoursWinter Semester Hours Dentistry 559 DX & Mgt./Orafacial Pain 1.0 Dentistry 411 Operative Dentistry III Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 600 Review of Clinical Dentistry 1.0 Dentistry 415 Pathology II Lecture 3.0 Dentistry 604 Grand Rounds IV 1.0 Dentistry 417 Removable Partial Dentistry 605 Review of Clinical Dentistry II 1.0 Prosthodontics 3.0 Dentistry 614 Dentistry for the Special Patient 2.0 Dentistry 420 Periodontics I and II 2.0 Dentistry 618 Dental Jurisprudence and Ethics 1.0 Dentistry 423 Fixed Prosthodontics Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 631 Practice Administration II Lecture 1.0 Dentistry 423L Fixed Prosthodontics Lab 2.0 Clinic 13.0 Dentistry 431 Pediatric Dentistry I 1.0 Total Hours 21.0 Dentistry 439 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 1.0 Technical Standards Dentistry 440 Oral Surgery I Lecture 1.0 The dental degree signifies that the holder is a dentist who has Dentistry 441C Introduction to Clinical received sufficient training in dental education to practice Dentistry 2.0 dentistry. It follows that graduates must have acquired and Dentistry 442 Endodontics II Lecture 1.0 demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to function in Dentistry 442L Endodontics II Laboratory 2.0 a broad variety of clinical situations and to render a wide Dentistry 524 Principles of Medicine spectrum of dental care. and Physical Diagnosis 2.0 Candidates for admission into the D.D.S. program must Dentistry 526 Orthodontics I Lecture 1.0 possess abilities and skills in the following areas: Dentistry 526L Orthodontics I Laboratory 2.0 Dentistry 556 Radiographic Interpretation 0.5 ObservationTotal Hours 25.5 Candidates must be able to accurately observe laboratory experiments, preclinical demonstrations, clinical laboratory procedures and patient-care activities. 9
  10. 10. School of DentistryCommunication repeated courses and both grades will appear on theirCandidates must be able to communicate effectively and transcript and be included in the student’s grade-pointsensitively with patients and with all members of the average. Students who fail only one course in a givenhealth-care team. semester may petition the course instructor for aMotor remediation program if their failure was the result ofCandidates must be able to perform all necessary preclinical performance slightly below acceptable standard (e.g., 60procedures. They must be able to execute motor movements percent where 65 percent is required for passing or poorrequired to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan, and to performance on one section of the course with acceptableprovide patient care, including emergency treatment. performance in other sections). Any remediation program can take whatever form the course instructor deemsIntellectual-conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative appropriate. Possible examples:Abilities • Independent study for a number of weeks followedA candidate must have intellectual-conceptual, integrative and by an examination;quantitative abilities that include measurement, calculation, • Remedial summer laboratory work followed by areasoning, analysis and synthesis. Problem solving, one of the laboratory examination;critical skills demanded of dentists, requires all of these • A series of written exercises followed by anintellectual abilities. In addition, the candidate must be able to examination.comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understandthe spatial relationships of structures. If students successfully complete a remediation program, theirEmotional and Behavioral Attributes grades of F will be changed to grades of D.Candidates must possess the capability required for full use of Any student who fails a course will be required to appearintellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt before the academic standards committee and present ancompletion of responsibilities regarding the diagnosis, altered curriculum plan that includes the completion of thistreatment planning and care of patients, and the development course for the committee’s approval. An approved alteredof mature, sensitive and effective professional relationships curriculum plan may result in an extension of the academicwith patients. Candidates must be able to cope with taxing program because the student has demonstrated difficulty inworkloads and to function effectively under stress. A candidate dealing with the standard curriculum and may need additionalalso must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display coursework, review and/or supplemental instruction toflexibility and to learn to function in the face of uncertainties in successfully complete the curriculum.the clinical problems of many patients. In addition, personal Standards of Professional Growth and Developmentqualities such as compassion, integrity, concern for others,interpersonal skills, interest and motivation should be assessed 1. Dental students must achieve and consistentlyduring the admissions and education processes. Technological demonstrate acceptable levels of personal hygiene andcompensation can be made for some inadequacies in certain dress.areas, but a candidate must be able to perform in a reasonably 2. Dental students must achieve and consistentlyindependent manner. demonstrate concern for patients, peers and others. 3. Dental students’ behavior must exemplify the highestAcademic Standards moral and ethical standards. The following representProfessional education in the health sciences manifests conduct that is incompatible with these standards:characteristics that are distinct from other advanced • Any behavior that tends to gain an unfair advantageeducational programs. Academic standards of the School of for any student in an academic matter. This includesDentistry are established to ensure that the public, whose but is not necessarily limited to the followinghealth will be entrusted to graduates of the schools programs, guidelines:will receive care of professionally acceptable quality and thatthe care will be provided in an ethical and professional manner. (a) No student shall, during an examination, have,The school’s academic requirements are described in the use or solicit any unauthorized information orfollowing two sets of standards, one for scholarly achievement material (written or oral), copy from anotherand one for professional growth and development. student’s paper or discuss the examination with any other person;Standards of Scholarship (b) No student shall, during an examination, 1. Dental students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA each knowingly give any unauthorized aid to another semester in dental school. Failure to attain a 2.5 GPA in student; any semester will result in the students being placed on (c) No student shall acquire, by any means, probation for the next semester. For a semester to count knowledge of the contents of an examination towards removing students from probation, they must be yet to be given; enrolled full-time (at least 6 hours in summer or 12 hours (d) No student shall fraudulently claim for credit in fall or winter). All students who are placed on any classroom, clinical, laboratory or other probation must review their academic progress with the procedure or assignment performed by an chair of the academic standards committee. A second unauthorized person, including a fellow student. consecutive semester with a GPA below 2.5 will result in • Any behavior in violation of the rights of any dismissal from the school. A total of three semesters with member of the School of Dentistry community or GPAs below 2.5 will result in dismissal from the school. patients in the school’s dental clinic. This includes 2. Failure of any course (receiving a grade of F) will but is not necessarily limited to: necessitate additional work to remove or replace the F. (a) Theft of property; The course may be repeated at another dental school, with (b) Physical or psychological abuse; the approval of the assistant dean for academic affairs, or (c) Intentional damage to another’s property; during the next offering of the course at this school. (d) Obstruction or disruption of any authorized Students will receive whatever grade they earn in the activities (teaching, research or administrative10
  11. 11. School of Dentistry duties) being conducted by a member of the Student Organizations/Activities School of Dentistry community. Dental students qualify for membership in a variety of student (e) Any illegal use of drugs or abuse of alcohol that organizations. Most are affiliated with national dental offices. makes the student less able to perform his or Students also can participate in other non-dentistry-oriented her duties satisfactorily. organizations. • Any behavior in violation of the property of the School of Dentistry. This includes but is not Advanced Education Programs necessarily limited to: Chairman, Advanced Education Committee: (a) Theft of property; John W. Rapley, D.D.S., M.S. (b) Willful damage to property; The School of Dentistry offers advanced education curricula (c) Alteration or misuse of documents or records of leading to graduate certificates in each of five clinical dental the school; (d) Unauthorized entry into or use of the school’s specialty areas (oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics facilities. and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics), a certificate in general dentistry, a 4. Serious deficiencies in standards such as those listed in certificate in diagnostic sciences (with emphasis areas of either (1.) or (2.) above, or conduct by a student such as that oral medicine or oral and maxillofacial radiology), and a outlined in (3.) above, or as outlined in section 6.01, master of science degree in either oral biology or dental Standards of Conduct, of the University of Missouri hygiene education. Collected Rules and Regulations, shall be reported to the Student Honor Council. The Student Honor Council shall Application Information hear the case and report its recommendation to the dean. Applicants to any advanced education program of the School Final action will be decided by the dean. of Dentistry must submit all of the following information: • Curriculum vitae;Requirements for Awarding the D.D.S. • Original essay of one page describing their professionalDegree goals; • Reference (by a minimum of three individuals capable of 1. Satisfactory completion of the program; evaluating the academic potential of the candidates for 2. A cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher for the advanced education program study); student’s period as a dental student; • Transcripts (from undergraduate, dental, graduate and 3. A passing grade on all sections of Part I and Part II of the professional schools attended); National Board Dental Examinations; • National board scores; 4. A demonstrated ability to meet the standards for • Class rank in dental school (if applicable). professional growth and development. Additional information, as identified below, must be suppliedCost Estimates by international student applicants:The estimated cost (exclusive of living costs) for the four-year • TOEFL scores (minimum of 550 on the paper test or 213D.D.S. curriculum at the School of Dentistry is $84,552. The on the computer based version) or a demonstrated facilityamount is based on fees established and costs existing at the in the English language (if English is not the primarytime of printing. This is itemized by type of expense and by language of the applicant);year. • Financial statement (guarantee of full financial support or Note: Educational fees and books/equipment costs are of sufficient financial resources for the entire cost of thesubject to change without notice. program, including living expenses).First Year (fall and winter semesters) Advanced education programs (except where indicated) accept Books, Equipment and Supplies $6,845 the UMKC Application Form. International applicants must Educational Fees (Resident) 14,907 use the UMKC International Application for Admission. These First-Year Total $21,752 forms are available from the Office of Student Programs of theSecond Year (fall and winter semesters) School of Dentistry or at http://www.umkc.edu/application. Books, Equipment and Supplies $6,765 The application and required supporting documents should be Educational Fees (Resident) 14,907 sent to the chairman of the Advanced Education Committee, Second-Year Total $21,672 c/o Office of Student Programs, at the address at the beginningThird Year (one 13-week summer term plus fall and winter of this section.semesters) In addition, the programs in advanced education in general Books, Equipment and Supplies $2,555 dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and pediatric dentistry Educational Fees (Resident) 18,634 also accept the Postdoctoral Application Support Services Third-Year Total $21,189 (PASS) application. Information on the application supportFourth Year (one 13-week summer term plus fall and service and application form is available from the Office ofwinter semesters) Student Programs of the School of Dentistry at the address at Books, Equipment and Supplies $1,305 the beginning of this section, at www.adea.org, and at the Educational Fees (Resident) 18,634 admissions phone numbers at the beginning of this section. All Fourth-Year Total $19,939 required PASS materials should be submitted with the completed PASS application to PASS, 1625 MassachusettsFour-Year Total $84,552 Ave. N.W., Suite 101, Washington, D.C. 20036. The remainderNon-resident students (those not from Missouri, Kansas, of the information required by the advanced educationArkansas or New Mexico) are assessed an additional $7,192 programs should be sent to the Office of Student Programs.each fall and winter semester and $3,596 for each of the two General questions concerning advanced educationsummer terms. programs should be directed to the chairman of the Advanced 11
  12. 12. School of DentistryEducation Committee at the mailing address at the beginning Fall/Winter Semester (Each)of this section or at (816) 235-5210. However, specific Educational Fee (Resident) $3,290.40questions regarding any advanced education program should Educational Fee (Non-resident) $6,618.60be directed to the pertinent program director. Graduate Activity/Building/Computing/Health Fees $168.96program directors along with their telephone numbers areidentified in a subsequent section. Academic Standards and Procedures:Financial Assistance Advanced Education/Graduate Students The following academic standards and the procedures to beEligible advanced education students (i.e., those who have used in dealing with cases of academic difficulty apply toearned a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an American Dental students in all advanced education/graduate programs of theAssociation or a Canadian Dental Association accredited School of Dentistry.program or who hold valid licenses to practice dentistry in oneor more states of the United States) in the graduate certificate Standards of Scholarshipprograms of diagnostic sciences (general practice residencyyear only), general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, 1. Graduate students, regardless of classification, mustorthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, maintain a 3.0 (B) GPA for all coursework taken forperiodontics and prosthodontics receive an annual financial graduate credit at UMKC.stipend contingent on availabilty of Graduate Medical 2. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 (B) GPA in theirEducation (GME) funding. Please refer to the descriptions of graduate dental certificate specialty coursework.* 3. Grades in graduate dental certificate specialty areathese programs for the stipend amounts for the current coursework must be B or better. Any graduate dentalacademic year. certificate specialty area course that is graded below B Aside from financial stipends, graduate students in general must be repeated.*dentistry, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics,Periodontics and Prosthodontics, participate in an * Applies only to students enrolled in graduate dentalincentive-based clinical income sharing program; 33 percent of certificate programs.the net fees collected for clinical treatment provided by aresident in one of these programs will be paid to the student. ProbationNet collected clinical fees are defined as gross clinical fees 1. Whenever the overall GPA for UMKC courses taken forcollected less scheduled laboratory fees incurred as a part of graduate credit by a graduate student of any classificationthe treatment procedures and less any waivers granted (except falls below 3.0 (B), the student’s status for the next termthose authorized for payment to the resident by the Assistant becomes “On probation - See principal graduate adviser.”Dean for Clinical Programs). The principal graduate adviser will review the student’s Financial aid for advanced education students is also progress and provide counsel, and the followingavailable in the form of a limited number of Chancellor’s conditions apply:Non-Resident Awards or graduate research assistantships. TheChancellor’s Non-Resident Award provides for the (a) A graduate student on probation who is not restorednon-resident tuition only (i.e., the difference between Missouri to good academic standing by the end of tworesident and nonresident fees), while the graduate research successive semesters will be declared ineligible toassistantship includes a stipend plus an award equivalent to the re-enroll;basic education fees (at regular graduate student fee rate and (b) While on probation, a graduate student must achievenot at the graduate dental student fee rate) for 6 hours of a 3.0 term GPA to enroll for the ensuing term;graduate credit for both fall and winter semesters. Both (c) A graduate student on probation will not be restoredcategories of awards are made on a competitive basis, with to good standing until a cumulative graduate-creditquality of academic record as a major criterion. History of GPA of at least 3.0 is achieved.research experience or potential for research in the graduate 2. Whenever the overall GPA for courses taken in theprogram also serves to identify candidates for the graduate student’s graduate dental certificate specialty area fallsresearch assistantship. below 3.0, the student will be placed on probation and the Other forms of financial aid may be available from federal following conditions apply:*loan programs (depending on whether or not lending limits (a) A graduate student on probation who is not restoredhave been reached) or from other funding agencies. to good academic standing by the end of twoEnrollment Fees successive semesters will be declared ineligible toBelow are outlined the various enrollment fees per term for all re-enroll;advanced education programs at the School of Dentistry except (b) While on probation, a graduate student must achievethose for the M.S. in oral biology, the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. a 3.0 graduate dental certificate specialty area GPAand the M.S. in dental hygiene education programs (see to enroll for the ensuing term;subsequent part of this catalog section). These fees assume (c) A graduate student on probation will not be restoredenrollment in 7 or more credit hours for the summer session, to good standing until a graduate dental certificateand 14 or more credit hours for each of the fall and winter specialty area GPA of at least 3.0 is achieved.semesters. Most programs require fewer credit hours than * Applies only to students enrolled in graduate dentalthose per term. certificate programs. Note: Indicated fees are correct at time of printing.However, fees are subject to change without notice. DismissalSummer Term 1. A graduate student who is on probation and fails to attain Educational Fee (Resident) $1,645.20 an overall GPA of at least 3.0 by the end of two successive Educational Fee (Non-resident) $3,309.30 semesters will be dismissed from the program. Activity/Building/Computing/Health Fees $86.48 2. A graduate student who is on probation and fails to attain a 3.0 term GPA for the succeeding term will be dismissed.12
  13. 13. School of Dentistry 3. A graduate student who is on probation and fails to attain • Periodontics; a graduate dental certificate specialty area GPA of at least • Prosthodontics. 3.0 by the end of two successive semesters will be dismissed from the program.* General Nature of Programs 4. A graduate student who is on probation and fails to attain Each certificate program curriculum is designed to prepare the a 3.0 graduate dental certificate specialty area GPA for the student for specialty practice and to help the student meet the succeeding term will be dismissed.* educational training requirements for examination by the 5. A graduate student who receives more than four hours of appropriate American dental-specialty board. All programs 2.0 (C) grades or below for courses included in the begin with the summer term (the first week of July) except for student’s graduate program of studies will be dismissed.* graduate dental hygiene education, which begins with the fall semester. Programs vary in length from 12 to 72 months.* Applies only to students enrolled in graduate dentalcertificate programs. Application DeadlineAppeal All graduate dental certificate programs with the exception ofAny student who is dismissed from the program has the right oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry andto appeal that decision. Appeals shall be made in writing to the periodontics observe an application deadline date of Oct. 1.associate dean for academic affairs within one week from the This deadline date for receipt of applications at the school istime the student receives a notice of dismissal. The associate one year before the anticipated enrollment in the program.dean for academic affairs in conjunction with the chair of the Deadline dates for oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodonticsAdvanced Education Committee shall select a hearing panel of and pediatric dentistry programs are Aug. 15, Sept. 1 and Oct.five members of the Advanced Education Committee to hear 15, respectively.the student’s appeal. At least one member of the hearing panel Graduate dental certificate programs in diagnosticwill be a student. The program director of the program in sciences, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics,which the appealing student is enrolled shall be ineligible to sit periodontics, and prosthodontics require the UMKCon the panel. The hearing panel will be chaired by the associate application and the associated supplemental information thatdean for academic affairs. A meeting of the hearing panel will was indicated previously. This application material should bebe scheduled within two weeks of the receipt of the student’s sent to the chairman of the Advanced Education Committee,appeal. During the time the appeal process is being conducted c/o Office of Student Programs, UMKC School of Dentistry,the student shall be allowed to continue in the program. 650 E. 25th St., Kansas City, MO 64108-2795. The hearing panel shall be provided with written The remaining graduate dental certificate programs (i.e.,statements from the student and the program director as well as advanced education in general dentistry, oral and maxillofacialall relevant records and documents. The program director or surgery, and pediatric dentistry) require either a UMKCdesignated substitute and the appealing student must attend the application (and associated supplemental information) orhearing to provide additional information and answer questions application through the Postdoctoral Application Supportfrom the hearing panel. Other individuals who have Services (PASS). A completed PASS application and otherinformation relevant to the situation may be invited to present materials required by the service should be sent to the addresstheir information and answer questions for the panel. The given on the application or as provided earlier. The PASSstudent may have an adviser present to advise the student, but application should not be sent to UMKC. Be aware that aboutthis adviser shall be limited to providing advice to the student. three weeks is required by the service to process PASS After reviewing the information and conducting the applications and deliver them to the designated programs. Thehearing, the hearing panel shall make its recommendation length of this processing period should be considered by theregarding disposition of the case to the dean. All five appointed candidate so as to meet relevant application deadlines.members of the hearing panel shall have a vote. In case of a tie, The graduate certificate programs in oral and maxillofacialthe associate dean for academic affairs shall cast the deciding surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and pediatricvote. The dean of the School of Dentistry will make the final dentistry participate in the National Matching Servicesdecision and communicate that decision to the student and the (MATCH) process. Candidates to these programs also mustprogram director. submit to MATCH completed Applicant Agreement and Rank Order List forms by the deadline dates established by MATCH.Students in Cooperative Programs There are two phases of the MATCH process, each with itsStudents enrolled in programs operated jointly by the School deadline date for receipt of Rank Order List forms fromof Dentistry and other institutions, such as Children’s Mercy applicants. The Phase I deadline (typically toward the end ofHospital and Truman Medical Center, must remain in good November each year) is for applicants to the orthodontics andstanding with both organizations cooperating in the program. dentofacial orthopedics program. The Phase II deadlineA student who is dismissed by either of the cooperating (typically in the middle of January annually) is for thoseinstitutions is ineligible to continue in the program. applying for admission to the oral and maxillofacial surgery and pediatric dentistry programs.Dental Graduate Certificate Necessary forms to participate in the MATCH processPrograms may be obtained from National Matching Services, 595 BayA graduate certificate program is offered in each of the Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C2.following areas: Requirements and Procedure for Admission • Advanced Education in General Dentistry; Admission to a graduate dental certificate program is • Diagnostic Sciences;(with emphasis on Oral competitive. Primary focus is on the applicant’s academic Maxillofacial Radiology or Oral Medicine) record while in dental school, including national board scores. • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Emphasis also is placed on information gathered from letters • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics; of evaluation and curriculum vitae (such as quality of • Pediatric Dentistry; professional practice experience, continuing education experience, research activities, leadership and involvement and 13
  14. 14. School of Dentistryparticipation in professional societies and community service). Diagnostic Science: Oral MedicineAnother fundamental source of information is supplied from a Emphasis Areapersonal on-site interview that is required of most programs Director/Fellow of Dental Surgery (Oral Medicine):and is by invitation. Christopher G. Cumming, B.D.S., D.M.D., Ph.D. Applicants to a graduate dental certificate program must Faculty:hold a D.D.S. degree or equivalent from a program accredited John Dane, D.D.S.either by the American Dental Association (ADA) or theCanadian Dental Association (CDA). Graduates of foreign Stipenddental schools, however, are eligible to apply for admission First year: $32,000 (see information for eligibility)only to the certificate program in prosthodontics. Second year: $12,000 Third year: $12,000AdmissionA subcommittee of the Advanced Education Committee (AEC) This is a three-year program, commencing July l, and leads toserves as the admission review board for each of the graduate certification in oral medicine. It is also possible to pursue adental certificate programs. Each program has its own master of science degree in oral biology. A separate applicationadmission review board. At a minimum, the admission review process is required for admission into this master’s program.board consists of the respective program director and at least The first year of the program is a hospital-based,two other full-time faculty members. ADA-accredited general practice residency program conducted Each program’s admission review board submits its at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood. The second and thirdrecommendations for acceptance to the AEC for consideration. years of the program will be oral diagnosis/oral medicine. TheRecommendations for acceptance include those identified as program is designed so that at the completion of the program,prime candidates (equal in number to the number of available the graduate will be prepared to take the boards of theresidencies in the program) and those who serve as American Board of Oral Medicine. If the student is accepted“alternates.” Acceptance or denial of each recommended into the master of science program original research iscandidate is made by the AEC. required, and on satisfactory completion of a thesis and the course work required, the master of science degree will beProgram Descriptions awarded. Stipends for the first-year general practice residency willAdvanced Education in General Dentistry be that of the hospital’s first-year residents. Amount of theDirector: stipend will be approximately $32,000 and will be offered to John W. Thurmond, D.D.S., M.S. eligible individuals (i.e., those who have earned aFaculty: D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an American Dental Association Dean A. Elledge, D.D.S., M.S. or a Canadian Dental Association accredited program or who hold a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more statesStipend of the United States) contingent on Graduate Medical $20,000-$22,000* Education funding. The second and third years provide 33 percent of clinic fee collections (as defined in the financial support based on the resident’s practice of general Financial Assistance section) dentistry through this program at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood. A maximum of three students will be*Available to eligible residents (i.e., those who have earned a accepted on an annual basis. An applicant to this program mustD.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an American Dental Association submit evidence of graduation with a D.D.S./D.M.D. degreeor a Canadian Dental Association accredited program or who from a school accredited by the American Dental Associationhold a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more states or Canadian Dental Association.of the United States) contingent on Graduate Medical Questions about this program may be answered byEducation funding. contacting the program director’s office, (913) 588-9200 or The advanced education in general dentistry program is a cummingc@umkc.edu.12-month program beginning in July for six residents and isdesigned to refine and advance knowledge and clinical skills in Endodonticsthe practice of dentistry. The program bridges the gap between Director:dental school and dental practice. Clinical instruction is James C. Kulild, D.D.S., M.S., Diplomate, Americanoffered in all of the clinical disciplines. The didactic Board of Endodonticscomponent provides postgraduate training in the basic and Faculty:behavioral sciences, as well as the clinical sciences and James A. Dryden, D.D.S., M.S., Diplomate, Americanpractice management. On completion of this program a Board of Endodontics, Charles Lee, D.D.S., Felix G.certificate in general dentistry will be awarded. Quiason, D.D.S., Robert H. Altomare, D.D.S., Barton W. An optional second year of residency is offered for two Putnam, D.D.S.students. The emphases during this year of the program are inadvanced restorative and implant dentistry. Stipend Application to this program is either through UMKC or $20,000-$22,000*through the Postdoctoral Application Support Services (PASS). 33 percent of clinic fee collections (as defined in theSee the application information in this section for greater detail Financial Assistance section)on both. The deadline for receipt of application at the school is * Available to eligible residents (i.e. those who have earned aOct. 1 of the year prior to planned enrollment. D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an American Dental Association Questions about this program may be answered by or a Canadian Dental Association accredited program or whocontacting the program director’s office at (816) 235-2164 or hold a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more statesthurmondj@umkc.edu. of the United States) contingent on Graduate Medical Education funding.14
  15. 15. School of Dentistry The program will be 24 months in length beginning in by th American Dental Association or Canadian DentalJuly. It is designed to prepare the student for a career in clinical Association are preferred. Graduates of dental programs not soendodontics, research and teaching. Clinical experience accredited will be considered on a case-by-case basis.emphasizes nonsurgical and surgical endodontics, as well as Questions about this program may be answered byemphasis on re-treatment, both nonsurgical and surgical. contacting the program director’s office at (816) 235-2138.Opportunity to treat patients with intravenous sedation willalso be available and highly recommended. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Two students will be accepted into the program annually. Director:Applicants should be graduates of accredited ADA or CDA Brett L. Ferguson, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board ofschools and preferably in the top 25 percent of their graduating Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS)class. Preference will be given to applicants who have Faculty:completed a general practice residency or practiced at least two Alan R. Brown, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board ofyears in general dentistry. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS); Rudane E. Application for admission must be received at UMKC Shultz, D.D.S., Diplomate, ABOMS; Edward L. Mosby,School of Dentistry on or before Oct.1 of the year prior to D.D.S., Diplomate, ABOMS; C. Keith Schmitt, D.D.S.,planned enrollment. Diplomate, ABOMS; Steven J. Richter, D.D.S., Applications may be requested from the Office of Student Diplomate, ABOMSprograms. Questions about the graduate endodontic programmay be answered by contacting the program directors office. Stipend First year $32,000 Fourth year $35,750Diagnostic Sciences: Second year $33,250 Fifth year $37,000Emphasis Area Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Third year $34,500 Six year $38,250Director: Jerald O. Katz, DMD, MS, Diplomate, American Board This six-year program, which begins in July, is open to of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology applicants who have a doctoral degree in dentistry from anFaculty: ADA accredited dental school, and who are interested in Christos Aggelopoulos, D.D.S; John Dane, D.D.S; completing both a medical degree and certificate of residency William J. Fields, B.S, M.S.; Patrick K. Hardman, D.D.S., training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. M.S The program divides the training between the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program and the curriculum ofStipend the School of Medicine. This program provides in-depth First year $32,000 coverage of orthognathic surgery, reconstructive surgery, Second year $20,000-$22,000 implant surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, trauma, Third year $20,000-$22,000 dento-alveolar surgery and anesthesia, as well as all required*Available to eligible residents (i.e. those who have earned a basic science and clinical medicine courses for the doctor ofDDS/DMD degree from an American Dental Association or a medicine degree. A thesis is not required; however, publicationCanadian Dental Association accredited program or who hold in major journals is a requirement of the training program.a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more states of the An Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program is offered through theUnited States) contingent on Graduate Medical Education School of Graduate Studies as an elective for qualified andfunding. In the second and third year, students may be eligible interested program residents. This will require additional yearsfor additional financial support (up to $12,000 per year) based of study and clinical experience, and will also require a thesis.on the practice of general dentistry through the program at Separate application to this program will be made afterTruman Medical Center-Lakewood. beginning the residency. This 36-month program begins July 1 and leads to Openings are limited to two individuals each year, andcertification in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Students may new residents must be prepared to begin their training on Julyapply for a master of science degree in oral biology. A separate 1. Applicants accepted into this program must have theapplication process is required for admission into the master’s necessary training to obtain a permanent dental license in theprogram. state of Missouri prior to the start of their training. Residents The first year of the program is a hospital-based, are required to enroll in both the UMKC School of DentistryADA-accrediated general practice residency program and UMKC School of Medicine, depending on course andconducted at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood. the second residency requirements being fulfilled in a given term.and third years of the program are in oral and maxillofacial Appropriate fees from both schools are applicable.radiology. The curriculum is designed so that at the completion To be considered for admission to the UMKC School ofof the program, the graduate will be eligible to take the Medicine, one must be a United States citizen or be aAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology exam. If permanent resident of the United States; if you hold aaccepted into the master of science in oral biology program, permanent resident visa, a copy should be included in youradditional courses and original research is required. On application materials.satifactory completion of a thesis and courses, the master of Interested applicants must apply through the Postdoctoralscience degree will be awarded. Application Support Services (PASS); this program also An optional 30-month program, which does not include participates in the National Matching Services (MATCH). Seethe general practice residency, is offered on a space available the application information in this section for more detailsbasis. This program also leads to a certificate in oral and regarding additional information to be supplied by themaxillofacial radiology and a master of science degree in oral applicant.biology. For eligible residents*(see above), stipending will be Deadline for receipt of application at the school is Sept. 1$20,000-$22,000 per year for the 30-month program, of the year prior to anticipated enrollment. An by-invitationcontingent on Graduate Medical Education funding. interview is a required part of the application process. One student is accepted into the program per year. Please note that score results of the MCAT examinationApplicants with a DDS/DMD degree from a school accredited are not a requirement of this program. 15

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