Dentistry …           a rewarding &     fulfilling career choice!          Barbara Miller, D.D.S., M.S.Executive Director ...
What does DENTISTRY       offer as a profession?   Job security – great demand for    dentists   Impact – opportunity to...
Specialties of Dentistry   General Practice (all aspects of dentistry)   Pediatric (children)   Oral Surgeon (removing ...
And more!!!!!!!   Allows for a balance between    personal and professional life
Texas A&M                        University                      Health Science                          Center           ...
State Dental College– Founded in 1905
Baylor College of Dentistry in 2005
What can you do to prepare?....   Good grades A/B (esp. science courses)   Talk to college pre-health advisors   Shadow...
DDS Entering Classes                      2012   2011   2010   2009Total Applicants:     1640   1569   1491   1328        ...
DDS Entering ClassesGPA                2012 2011     2010   2009      Cumulative   3.52   3.51   3.56   3.50       Science...
DDS Entering Classes Degrees     2012 2011 2010 2009 Bachelors   102   100   98   96 Masters      2    4     4    6PhD/MD/...
DDS Entering ClassesMajors:                  2012 2011 2010 2009  Biological Science     83   69   75    74 Predentistry/H...
DDS Entering Classes                     2012   2011   2010   2009Gender:        Males         54    49     53      45    ...
D1 Fall
D1 Fall Semester   Gross Anatomy w/ lab   Biochemistry/Cell and Molecular Biology   General Histology w/ lab   Immunol...
D1 Spring Semester   Physiology   Neuroscience   Microbiology   Oral Histology w/ lab   Occlusion w/ lab   Introduct...
D1 Dental Materials Lab
• Seeking innovations in science, education         and health care delivery    Student Research Program                  ...
• Seeking innovations in science, education         and health care delivery                       Simulation Lab
Simulated clinicalexperiences helpthe students tofeel confidentabout their clinicalskills beforetreating patients.
White Coat Ceremony
Over 100,000 patient visitsannually to the BCD clinics
Over 14,000 patientstreated yearly atexternal locations• Texas Scottish Rite  Hospital• Children’s Medical Center• Baylor ...
Holiday GalaDinner & Dance
Average debt: $130,000   Financial Aid   ScholarshipsNote: Baylor College of Dentistry graduates pay off their student l...
Application Procedure   Texas Medical & Dental    Schools Application Service    (TMDSAS)   Complete your file early   ...
What do we evaluate?Cognitive Factors :Academic History (GPA & Coursework)Standardized Test Scores (Dental Admissions Test...
Requirements*   90 semester hours minimum *   6 semester hours of English   8 semester hours of General Chemistry   8 ...
To be more competitive:   Select courses that will help prepare    you for dental school   Take full course loads   Sha...
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Baylor Dental School Information

  1. 1. Dentistry … a rewarding & fulfilling career choice! Barbara Miller, D.D.S., M.S.Executive Director of Recruitment & Admissions Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
  2. 2. What does DENTISTRY offer as a profession? Job security – great demand for dentists Impact – opportunity to help Prestige –respect from the community Compensation – financial rewards Creativity – art & science
  3. 3. Specialties of Dentistry General Practice (all aspects of dentistry) Pediatric (children) Oral Surgeon (removing teeth & other surgery) Periodontist (gums and supporting tissue) Orthodontist (braces) Endodontist (root canals) Prosthodontist (restorative; esthetic) Oral Pathologist (diseases) Oral Radiologist (radiographs [x-rays]) Public Health Dentist (community) Research & Academics
  4. 4. And more!!!!!!! Allows for a balance between personal and professional life
  5. 5. Texas A&M University Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry DallasCollege of Medicine – College Station/Temple/RoundrockInstitute of Biosciences and Technology - HoustonSchool of Rural Public Health – College StationCollege of Pharmacy -KingsvilleCoastal Bend Health Education Center –Corpus ChristiSouth Texas Center - McAllen
  6. 6. State Dental College– Founded in 1905
  7. 7. Baylor College of Dentistry in 2005
  8. 8. What can you do to prepare?.... Good grades A/B (esp. science courses) Talk to college pre-health advisors Shadow a dentist Community service Get involved - school - community - church/mosque/synagogue/temple Develop leadership skills Apply early !!!!
  9. 9. DDS Entering Classes 2012 2011 2010 2009Total Applicants: 1640 1569 1491 1328 TX 961 813 741 694 Non-TX Residents 679 756 750 634New DDS Students: Total 104 104 102 102 TX 98 96 95 92 Non-TX Residents 6 8 7 10 Total App/Enrollee 16/1 15/1 15/1 13/1TX Res App/Enrollee 10/1 8/1 8/1 8/1
  10. 10. DDS Entering ClassesGPA 2012 2011 2010 2009 Cumulative 3.52 3.51 3.56 3.50 Science 3.47 3.46 3.48 3.43DAT Academic Ave 20 19.5 19.2 18.8 Perceptual 20 19.4 18.9 17.7
  11. 11. DDS Entering Classes Degrees 2012 2011 2010 2009 Bachelors 102 100 98 96 Masters 2 4 4 6PhD/MD/DDS 0 0 0 0Four Years 0 0 0 0
  12. 12. DDS Entering ClassesMajors: 2012 2011 2010 2009 Biological Science 83 69 75 74 Predentistry/Health- Related 5 8 8 3 Business 5 6 3 3Chemistry/Physical Sci 4 7 8 14 Education 0 0 0 0 Engineering 1 2 2 0 Lang/Hum/Arch 2 4 1 2 Math/Comp Science 0 1 0 0 Social Science 1 2 1 1 Other Major 3 5 4 5
  13. 13. DDS Entering Classes 2012 2011 2010 2009Gender: Males 54 49 53 45 Females 50 55 49 57Age: Average 23.6 24.2 23.4 24 Range 21-34 21-39 20-34 20-40Distribution: <30 yrs 101 93 99 95 >30 yrs 3 11 3 7
  14. 14. D1 Fall
  15. 15. D1 Fall Semester Gross Anatomy w/ lab Biochemistry/Cell and Molecular Biology General Histology w/ lab Immunology Growth & Development Cariology & Prevention Dental Anatomy w/ lab Introduction to Clinical Practice Introductory Ethics & Academic Integrity Cultural Competence in Dental Health Care Introduction to Evidence-based Dentistry & Clinical Research
  16. 16. D1 Spring Semester Physiology Neuroscience Microbiology Oral Histology w/ lab Occlusion w/ lab Introduction to Clinical Practice Cariology & Prevention Operative Dentistry w/ lab Dental Materials w/ lab Human Behavior in Dentistry Introduction to Evidence-based Dentistry & Clinical Research
  17. 17. D1 Dental Materials Lab
  18. 18. • Seeking innovations in science, education and health care delivery Student Research Program Enriches the educational experience Helps in admittance to specialty programs Adds knowledge to the dental & scientific community Many opportunities are available
  19. 19. • Seeking innovations in science, education and health care delivery Simulation Lab
  20. 20. Simulated clinicalexperiences helpthe students tofeel confidentabout their clinicalskills beforetreating patients.
  21. 21. White Coat Ceremony
  22. 22. Over 100,000 patient visitsannually to the BCD clinics
  23. 23. Over 14,000 patientstreated yearly atexternal locations• Texas Scottish Rite Hospital• Children’s Medical Center• Baylor Hospital Emergency Room• Juvenile Detention Center• DeHaro-Saldivar Clinic• Community Dental Clinics• Dallas Public Schools• Children’s Oral Health Center
  24. 24. Holiday GalaDinner & Dance
  25. 25. Average debt: $130,000 Financial Aid ScholarshipsNote: Baylor College of Dentistry graduates pay off their student loans in an average of 5 years*Excellent return on educational investment*
  26. 26. Application Procedure Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) Complete your file early Timing (Sept 30 deadline)
  27. 27. What do we evaluate?Cognitive Factors :Academic History (GPA & Coursework)Standardized Test Scores (Dental Admissions Test)Non-Cognitive Factors : knowledge of the profession, community service, communication skills, leadership, extracurricular activities, awards and honors, employment history, experiences in overcoming adversity, etc. Whole File Review
  28. 28. Requirements* 90 semester hours minimum * 6 semester hours of English 8 semester hours of General Chemistry 8 semester hours of Organic Chemistry 8 semester hours of Physics 3 semester hours of Biochemistry * 14 semester hours of Biology * (12 hrs lecture; 2 hrs formal lab) 3 semester hours of Statistics Grade of “C” or better in all required courses * *NOTE: When the applicant pool is highly competitive, candidates who receive offers have much more than the minimum requirements.
  29. 29. To be more competitive: Select courses that will help prepare you for dental school Take full course loads Shadow a general dentist & specialists Participate in on-going community service activities; interacting w/people Prepare for DAT Participate in extracurricular activities

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