Jeffrey Linfante, DMD
linfante@umdnj.edu
973-972-1614
Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment
Graduated 1985 cook c...
-population in 2000=251 million
-in 2020=400 million

2025=20% (79 million) of the US population will be over the age
of 6...
-Remember, you want to be a general dentist first and then
you think about specializing-top 5% of class in dental school

...
-46% male (161)
-9 seats available per year
ages: most 21-24
     25-34 and 35 and up are increasing-these are people
who ...
-you are not in classes with med school students because
some information is geared specifically to the head/ neck area

2...
back to it to finish it-give it to someone who knows you and
they should day that it describes you
-prep for your intervie...
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  1. 1. Jeffrey Linfante, DMD linfante@umdnj.edu 973-972-1614 Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment Graduated 1985 cook college BA in Biochemistry US Dental Schools 58 dental schools 36 public-get $ from the state 16 private-no state funding like UPenn and Columbia 5 state related 19000 enrolled dental students nationally from 1st year to 4th year NJ dental schools Opening in areas with a high demand for dental care 1997 Nova 2002 Nevada 2003 Arizona What does a dentist do? -Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth and mouth-dentists usually find cross usage of medications where the evidence will be in the mouth -Improve a patient’s appearance by using a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures -Surgical procedures such as implants, tissue grafts, and extractions -Educate patients on how to better care for their teeth and prevent oral disease-systemic and oral relationship -Teach future dentists and dental hygienists -Perform research directed t improving the field Professionally Active Dentists -ADEA estimates that the # of professionally active dentists will decline around 2014 -about 4000 will enter the professions per year from 2000-2014 -81,600 will enter the professions while 84,500 will leave Population Demographics
  2. 2. -population in 2000=251 million -in 2020=400 million 2025=20% (79 million) of the US population will be over the age of 65-they are living longer and have expendable income and will need dental care Dentist to Population Ratio -# of professionally active dentists in the US per 100,000 people 1960=49 Interests in Dentistry -net income of full time dentists 2005=198,350 -specialty=304,020 -the average income of a dentist is in the highest 5% of US family incomes NJDS Applications 2002=Dr. Linfante became the director of admissions-abut 800 application/year 2003-kept increasing 2009=2200 applications Distribution of Dentists Private practice=2005-> 176,634 Female practitioners-> 3361 About 40% of dentists are female 79% of all professionally active dentists are in General Practice 21% are in the recognized specialties -Endodontics -Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology -Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology -Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodontics -Pediatric Dentistry -Periodontics -Prosthodontics -Dental Public Health -General dentists can practice with in any of these specialties but must follow the same standard of care as a specialist-you do what you are comfortable doing
  3. 3. -Remember, you want to be a general dentist first and then you think about specializing-top 5% of class in dental school Types of Practices 93% in private practice 63.3% solo practice 7% in education and research Partnership Non-owners -20.5% work with one other dentist -16.2% work with 2 or more Career Options -General practice -Dental specialties (9) -Education -Research and industry -Public health -Hospital -Military What’s unique about dentistry -one of the 10 most trusted and ethical professions -flexibility -you own you own business-you are the last to be paid but stand to make the most -personally rewarding -combines art and science-you are always using your hands Reasons to Choose Dentistry -#1-> control of you work times -self employes -service to community -practice enviroment Future of Dentistry -stem cell research -salivary research -gene transfer therapy NJDS -54% females (188)
  4. 4. -46% male (161) -9 seats available per year ages: most 21-24 25-34 and 35 and up are increasing-these are people who start on a career path and decide to change 312 NJ residents and 37 non-residents Requirements: 8 cred bio 8 cred chem 8 cred orgo 8 cred physics 6 cred English Reference Letters -3 letters-2 from a science instructor -1 health committee letter DAT No specific major-pick what you like but take upperlevel science classes -BA/BS recommended Class of 2011 Avg DAT=18.8 Total science=19.1 Science GPA=3.41 Cumulative GPA=3.47 What does NJDS look for in an applicant? -take all prerequisites at RU-don’t take core classes at a community college -AP courses-either take the course here again or take 2 upper level bio courses in its place 1st year courses -block schedule in trimesters= September to December, January to March, Match to June -classes are selected for you for the first 3 years-start at 8:00am
  5. 5. -you are not in classes with med school students because some information is geared specifically to the head/ neck area 2nd year -toughest year -its about time management-get in the habit to be successful Residency and Graduate Programs Endo=2 yrs and is tuition based General practice residency-recommended 1 year and required in NY Oral and Maxillofacial surgery-6 yrs Ortho-2yrs Pedo-2yrs Perio-3 yrs Pros-3 yrs AGGD-1 yr BS/DMD program -2 years at RU first and finish prerequisites and then you apply Recommendations -strong performance in the core sciences- need to be a solid B/B+ student to be considered -clinical experience-will tell if you have thought the career enough to decide that you want to be in it -shadow, do the gateway program-spend time in dental office -research your choice of schools-consider size, research, locations, each schools has its strengths and weaknesses -apply early-the seats are limited and they fil up quickly -cycle starts in June AADSAS opens May 15 2010-finish application by June 1 2010- even if you haven’t taken the DATs yet -this way, you will have a good chance to get looked at and getting an interview -strong DAT prep-put time aside-take it once, twice if necessary -be selective in your choice of reference-they must know who you are and what you want to do-what you’re involved in -personal statement-grammar and spelling counts-why you want to be in this prefession-write some, walk away and come
  6. 6. back to it to finish it-give it to someone who knows you and they should day that it describes you -prep for your interview-look presentable-image is important- look and act like a dentist -turn off cell phones! -monitor your application status through AADSAS portal -post-interview follow-up that you’s Links umdnj.edu Adea.org-application service Ada.org-talks about the future of the professions-licensing statistics

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