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Baylor Dental School Information

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  • 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. 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. 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. And more!!!!!!! Allows for a balance between personal and professional life
  • 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. State Dental College– Founded in 1905
  • 7. Baylor College of Dentistry in 2005
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. D1 Fall
  • 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. 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. D1 Dental Materials Lab
  • 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. • Seeking innovations in science, education and health care delivery Simulation Lab
  • 20. Simulated clinicalexperiences helpthe students tofeel confidentabout their clinicalskills beforetreating patients.
  • 21. White Coat Ceremony
  • 22. Over 100,000 patient visitsannually to the BCD clinics
  • 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. Holiday GalaDinner & Dance
  • 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. Application Procedure Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) Complete your file early Timing (Sept 30 deadline)
  • 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. 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. 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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