School of Dentistry
School 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;
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
Michael J. Reed Clinic
Assistant 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-video
General 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 Laboratories
time without prior notice. They are not to be regarded as offers Two dental preclinical simulation facilities with fully equipped
to contract. working stations; anatomy visual laboratory – innovative and
advanced; well equipped for individualized instruction.
The UMKC School of Dentistry traces its roots to 1881, when Part of the universitywide library system: approximately
the Kansas City Dental College was founded as a department 23,000-volume book collection; subscribes to more than 350
of the Kansas City Medical College. In 1919 the Kansas City periodicals; extensive reference services; instructional
Dental College merged with Western Dental College to form materials library, extensively equipped for independent study
the Kansas City Western Dental College. It became the School with a variety of audio-visual equipment and computer
of Dentistry of the University of Kansas City in 1941. In 1963 hardware/software within the library; Postgraduate Dental
the 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 opportunities
institution throughout the nation. and dental educational opportunities.
Over the years, the school’s educational standards and
opportunities have increased as the school has consistently Hospital Afﬁliations
demonstrated its ability to educate well-qualiﬁed dentists and Teaching relationships exist with Kansas City Veterans Affairs
dental hygienists to contribute to the improvement of dentistry. Hospital, Leavenworth Veterans Affairs Hospital, Children’s
As an afﬁrmation of this, all clinically based programs offered Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, Truman Medical
by the School of Dentistry (the D.D.S., the dental specialty Center East, Richard Cabot Medical Clinic, Samuel Rodgers
certiﬁcate, 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 Miscellaneous
Dental 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 the
Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University dental clinic. The school also supports a full-service
of Missouri-Kansas City schools of medicine and nursing are Biomedical Communication department that contributes
also located. signiﬁcantly to its educational and administrative missions.
Goals The Health Sciences Bookstore supplies all textbook, dental
The School of Dentistry is a center for dental education, instrument, and supply needs of the student body and is housed
research 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
School of Dentistry
have obtained these grants serveas mentors for dental students Grading System
participating in the Dental Summer Scholars Program. In this The grading and grade-point system used by all academic
selective program, a limited number of students gain an programs in the School of Dentistry is that deﬁned by the
eight-week research experience in the mentor’s area of University. It is outlined in the Undergraduate Academic
research. Regulations and Information section of this catalog.
Outreach Programs Incomplete Grades
In keeping with its goal of developing in its students a sense of An instructor may give an incomplete grade (I) to a student
professional and societal responsibilities and an awareness of who, because of illness or other valid reasons beyond the
community needs and problems, the school offers numerous student’s control, has been unable to complete the work in a
outreach opportunities to students in all of its programs. course. A student who receives an incomplete, and who
Individuals associated with more than 30 community-based subsequently does not elect to withdraw from the course, must
organizations, agencies or projects are provided oral health complete the required work by a date speciﬁed by the
care by these students and faculty. Representative of these are instructor. Failure to complete required work by this date is
the Kansas City Free Health Clinic or Dental Care With A cause for the incomplete to be changed to an F (failure without
Heart program (dental care for homeless and/or economically credit). This is exclusive of those courses that are considered
needy 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 the
Health Screening project (providing oral health assessments to course has been completed that the student can ﬁnish the
mentally or developmentally disabled persons), and treating remaining work without re-enrolling in the course in question
orphaned 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 an
Academic Monitor incomplete remains on their records.
The academic monitor of the School of Dentistry conducts a
comprehensive retention program which includes sessions to Degrees Offered
reﬁne learning skills and to provide tutorial assistance in The School of Dentistry offers a four-year professional
coursework 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, graduate
monitoring is in effect. Students who may be experiencing certiﬁcates in recognized dental clinical specialties or other
academic difﬁculty during a term are identiﬁed and advised. dental disciplines, and the bachelor of science degree in dental
This 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’s
available 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 section
Ofﬁce of Student Programs of this catalog for information on admission criteria and degree
The 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
• 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, priority
The majority of student services are provided by this ofﬁce. In is given to Missouri residents in ﬁlling a targeted number of
other cases, the student is referred to the appropriate University positions per class. The school also has contractual or other
student 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 from
assistance 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 after
referral, 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 hours
management counselor to its students and alumni, for guidance of college credit, the accepted applicant will be eligible to
managing loan programs and general ﬁnancial advising. enroll in the School of Dentistry. Though applicants with a
Financial Aid minimum of two years of predental education are eligible for
Financial assistance is available from a number of sources, admission consideration in the D.D.S. program, all candidates
primarily 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 a
Professions Student Loan). Information on most ﬁnancial aid broad educational background is the preference of the Dental
programs 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 than
Charts 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 of
and Scholarships Ofﬁce, 5115 Oak St., Kansas City, MO evaluation, a personal interview, evidence of those candidate
64111-2499, (816) 235-1154. As a rule, the student should review factors identiﬁed in a later section, and all other
apply for aid as soon as possible after acceptance into the information submitted by the candidates.
particular program of study.
School of Dentistry
Those who want to apply for admission should contact Although advisable to have DAT scores available as a part
either the pre-health professions adviser at their institutions, of the application ﬁle for review by the Dental Student
the Ofﬁce of Student Programs of the UMKC School of Admission Committee prior to Nov. 1, a candidate for
Dentistry 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 the
materials. candidate is otherwise acceptable, based upon academic and
Applications must be completed and submitted for non-academic evidence included in the application, a
processing by the candidate to the(AADSAS) no later than “provisional acceptance” may be recommended based on
Dec. 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 a
preference deadline date. Approximately 75 candidates are Personal Interview
admitted 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-point
is available to those interested in applying for admission. It is average and DAT requirements. The interview is by invitation
advisable 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 Factors
Pre-Dental Course Requirements When considering candidates for possible admission, the
There is no required college major for admission to the School DSAC reviews the entire scope of information that is available
of Dentistry. However, certain courses are required prior to on each. For each candidate this will include the academic
entering: record (i.e., overall GPA, science GPA and last 30 semester
credit hours GPA), DAT scores, their responses to items on the
Biology 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 expect
Chemistry evidence of the following factors in making the difﬁcult
A minimum of 8 credit hours (including lab work) in both choices among candidates:
general chemistry and organic chemistry. The organic
chemistry 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.,caring
and aromatic series. Biochemistry may not be substituted for attitude, sensitive to those in need, signiﬁcant community
general 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 ability
covering at least the general laws of physics and of mechanics, (e.g., performance in courses requiring this skill such as in
heat, light, sound and electricity. One semester (4 credit hours laboratory segments, in formal logic or in research
or more) of college mathematics (college algebra or higher) experiences);
may be substituted for some of this requirement. 5. Signiﬁcant and sustained level of academic achievement
English based on full course loads with evidence of a broad
A 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 communication
Other skills (i.e., an ability to communicate orally and in
It is also advantageous to have course credit in mathematics, writing, a capacity to listen, a personality conducive to
formal logic, business, social or behavioral sciences (such as forming personal and professional relationships, an
psychology), 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 have
undergraduate and/or graduate science courses that have been taken);
counterparts in the dental curriculum (e.g. anatomy, 7. Demonstrated ability to balance full academic schedules
biochemistry, 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 looks
Anyone seeking admission to the School of Dentistry is closely at information from all sources included in an
required to obtain satisfactory scores on the Dental Admission applicant’s ﬁle, the candidate should make sure this
Test (DAT). This computer-based test is administered through information is consistent among sources. This is especially
the 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 written
year 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 critically
strongly that it be taken no later than October preceding the assess themselves on all the qualities identiﬁed. Following this
year for which admission is sought and after prerequisite process, candidates are urged to review drafts of these
coursework 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
School of Dentistry
comprehensively as if they were a member of the Dental School of Dentistry without going through the AADSAS
Student 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 Disability
committee. Federal law prohibits UMKC and the School of Dentistry from
making pre-admission inquiry about disabilities. Information
Notiﬁcation of Admission regarding disabilities given voluntarily or received
Applications 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 of
the American Association of Dental Schools, no notiﬁcation of disability should notify the School of Dentistry’s assistant dean
the committee’s decision is made to a candidate before Dec. 1 for student programs. This voluntary self-identiﬁcation of
of the academic year prior to that applicant’s class graduation disability allows the School of Dentistry to prepare appropriate
date. 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 dental
the date of an acceptance letter to make a required surgery (D.D.S.) degree. This curriculum is designed to
nonrefundable $200 deposit. If notiﬁcation of acceptance is prepare graduates in dentistry to deliver patient care with a
made after Jan. 1, the candidate must submit the deposit within scientiﬁc basis and a caring manner. As such, it provides a
15 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 ﬁrst
an 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 the
beginning 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 behavioral
mail. If a vacancy does not occur, the alternates’ applications sciences and introductory courses in oral diagnosis and dental
will be given special consideration for the following entering restorative techniques in a pre-clinical setting. Early clinical
class upon formal reapplication. Though special consideration exposure is further emphasized with a clinic-based courses in
is rendered to these candidates, this should not be assumed to both the ﬁrst and the second semester. Acquition of basic
be 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 to
discuss the reason for the denial. An explanation of the pre-clinical technique coursework of increasing complexity. In
admission committee’s decision and advice is offered to the preclinical laboratory courses, students continue learning
applicants 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 skills
The School of Dentistry has an active recruitment program to needed in preventive periodontics. Classroom lecture sessions
encourage and assist qualiﬁed minority students, particularly are also conducted in each of these areas of dentistry along
those from under-represented groups in the dental profession, with didactic courses in periodontics, oral diagnosis, oral
to 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 curriculum
admission to the school. is the clinical practice of dentistry. The general clinic is
Reserved 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 planning
for 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 their
talented 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 dental
education or are in the early years of their undergraduate curriculum is gaining clinical experience, students also attend
education. advanced classes in periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery,
RAPID students will have a reserved seat in a future orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, operative dentistry and oral
D.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. There
freshman year in college. RAPID students work on a are a few seminar sessions and formal courses (e.g., practice
one-to-one basis with their college adviser and with administration), but the student’s major responsibility is to
representatives of the Ofﬁce of Student Programs at the UMKC perfect diagnostic, patient-management and
School 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 is
two-weekend DAT Preparatory Programs and receive a given below.
ScholarWare CD-ROM Top Score Pro for the Dental
Admission Test. They apply for admission directly to the
School of Dentistry
First Year Third Year
Fall 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 18.0
Total Hours 23.5
Winter Semester Hours
Winter 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 3.0
Total Hours 23.5 Fourth Year
Summer Term Hours
Second Year Dentistry 429 Behavioral Science II 1.0
Dentistry 537 Oral Oncology 0.5
Fall 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 20.0
Total Hours 21.0 Winter Semester Hours
Winter 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 Observation
Total Hours 25.5 Candidates must be able to accurately observe laboratory
experiments, preclinical demonstrations, clinical laboratory
procedures and patient-care activities.
School of Dentistry
Communication repeated courses and both grades will appear on their
Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and transcript and be included in the student’s grade-point
sensitively with patients and with all members of the average. Students who fail only one course in a given
health-care team. semester may petition the course instructor for a
Motor remediation program if their failure was the result of
Candidates must be able to perform all necessary preclinical performance slightly below acceptable standard (e.g., 60
procedures. They must be able to execute motor movements percent where 65 percent is required for passing or poor
required to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan, and to performance on one section of the course with acceptable
provide patient care, including emergency treatment. performance in other sections). Any remediation program
can take whatever form the course instructor deems
Intellectual-conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative appropriate. Possible examples:
Abilities • Independent study for a number of weeks followed
A candidate must have intellectual-conceptual, integrative and by an examination;
quantitative abilities that include measurement, calculation, • Remedial summer laboratory work followed by a
reasoning, 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 an
intellectual abilities. In addition, the candidate must be able to examination.
comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understand
the spatial relationships of structures. If students successfully complete a remediation program, their
Emotional 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 appear
intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, the prompt before the academic standards committee and present an
completion of responsibilities regarding the diagnosis, altered curriculum plan that includes the completion of this
treatment planning and care of patients, and the development course for the committee’s approval. An approved altered
of mature, sensitive and effective professional relationships curriculum plan may result in an extension of the academic
with patients. Candidates must be able to cope with taxing program because the student has demonstrated difﬁculty in
workloads and to function effectively under stress. A candidate dealing with the standard curriculum and may need additional
also must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display coursework, review and/or supplemental instruction to
ﬂexibility 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 Development
qualities such as compassion, integrity, concern for others,
interpersonal skills, interest and motivation should be assessed 1. Dental students must achieve and consistently
during the admissions and education processes. Technological demonstrate acceptable levels of personal hygiene and
compensation 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 consistently
independent manner. demonstrate concern for patients, peers and others.
3. Dental students’ behavior must exemplify the highest
Academic Standards moral and ethical standards. The following represent
Professional 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 advantage
educational programs. Academic standards of the School of for any student in an academic matter. This includes
Dentistry are established to ensure that the public, whose but is not necessarily limited to the following
health will be entrusted to graduates of the schools programs, guidelines:
will receive care of professionally acceptable quality and that
the 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 or
following two sets of standards, one for scholarly achievement material (written or oral), copy from another
and 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 administrative
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
(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 professional
• 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 supplied
Cost 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 213
D.D.S. curriculum at the School of Dentistry is $84,552. The on the computer based version) or a demonstrated facility
amount is based on fees established and costs existing at the in the English language (if English is not the primary
time 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 the
subject 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 the
Second 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 beginning
Third 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 support
Fourth Year (one 13-week summer term plus fall and service and application form is available from the Ofﬁce of
winter 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 Massachusetts
Four-Year Total $84,552 Ave. N.W., Suite 101, Washington, D.C. 20036. The remainder
Non-resident students (those not from Missouri, Kansas, of the information required by the advanced education
Arkansas 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 education
summer terms. programs should be directed to the chairman of the Advanced
School of Dentistry
Education 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) $3,290.40
questions regarding any advanced education program should Educational Fee (Non-resident) $6,618.60
be directed to the pertinent program director. Graduate Activity/Building/Computing/Health Fees $168.96
program directors along with their telephone numbers are
identiﬁed in a subsequent section. Academic Standards and Procedures:
Financial Assistance Advanced Education/Graduate Students
The following academic standards and the procedures to be
Eligible advanced education students (i.e., those who have used in dealing with cases of academic difﬁculty apply to
earned a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from an American Dental students in all advanced education/graduate programs of the
Association or a Canadian Dental Association accredited School of Dentistry.
program or who hold valid licenses to practice dentistry in one
or more states of the United States) in the graduate certiﬁcate Standards of Scholarship
programs of diagnostic sciences (general practice residency
year only), general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, 1. Graduate students, regardless of classiﬁcation, must
orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, maintain a 3.0 (B) GPA for all coursework taken for
periodontics 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 their
Education (GME) funding. Please refer to the descriptions of graduate dental certiﬁcate specialty coursework.*
3. Grades in graduate dental certiﬁcate specialty area
these programs for the stipend amounts for the current
coursework must be B or better. Any graduate dental
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 dental
incentive-based clinical income sharing program; 33 percent of certiﬁcate programs.
the net fees collected for clinical treatment provided by a
resident in one of these programs will be paid to the student. Probation
Net collected clinical fees are deﬁned as gross clinical fees 1. Whenever the overall GPA for UMKC courses taken for
collected less scheduled laboratory fees incurred as a part of graduate credit by a graduate student of any classiﬁcation
the treatment procedures and less any waivers granted (except falls below 3.0 (B), the student’s status for the next term
those 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 following
available in the form of a limited number of Chancellor’s conditions apply:
Non-Resident Awards or graduate research assistantships. The
Chancellor’s Non-Resident Award provides for the (a) A graduate student on probation who is not restored
non-resident tuition only (i.e., the difference between Missouri to good academic standing by the end of two
resident and nonresident fees), while the graduate research successive semesters will be declared ineligible to
assistantship 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 achieve
not 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 restored
categories of awards are made on a competitive basis, with to good standing until a cumulative graduate-credit
quality 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 the
program also serves to identify candidates for the graduate student’s graduate dental certiﬁcate specialty area falls
research 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 restored
have been reached) or from other funding agencies. to good academic standing by the end of two
Enrollment Fees successive semesters will be declared ineligible to
Below 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 achieve
those for the M.S. in oral biology, the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. a 3.0 graduate dental certiﬁcate specialty area GPA
and 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 restored
enrollment in 7 or more credit hours for the summer session, to good standing until a graduate dental certiﬁcate
and 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 dental
those per term. certiﬁcate programs.
Note: Indicated fees are correct at time of printing.
However, fees are subject to change without notice. Dismissal
Summer 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.
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 dental
certiﬁcate programs. Application Deadline
Appeal All graduate dental certiﬁcate programs with the exception of
Any student who is dismissed from the program has the right oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry and
to 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 is
time 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, periodontics
Advanced 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 diagnostic
will 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 UMKC
on the panel. The hearing panel will be chaired by the associate application and the associated supplemental information that
dean for academic affairs. A meeting of the hearing panel will was indicated previously. This application material should be
be 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 maxillofacial
all relevant records and documents. The program director or surgery, and pediatric dentistry) require either a UMKC
designated substitute and the appealing student must attend the application (and associated supplemental information) or
hearing to provide additional information and answer questions application through the Postdoctoral Application Support
from the hearing panel. Other individuals who have Services (PASS). A completed PASS application and other
information relevant to the situation may be invited to present materials required by the service should be sent to the address
their information and answer questions for the panel. The given on the application or as provided earlier. The PASS
student may have an adviser present to advise the student, but application should not be sent to UMKC. Be aware that about
this 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. The
hearing, the hearing panel shall make its recommendation length of this processing period should be considered by the
regarding 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 maxillofacial
the associate dean for academic affairs shall cast the deciding surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and pediatric
vote. The dean of the School of Dentistry will make the ﬁnal dentistry participate in the National Matching Services
decision and communicate that decision to the student and the (MATCH) process. Candidates to these programs also must
program 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 its
Students enrolled in programs operated jointly by the School deadline date for receipt of Rank Order List forms from
of Dentistry and other institutions, such as Children’s Mercy applicants. The Phase I deadline (typically toward the end of
Hospital and Truman Medical Center, must remain in good November each year) is for applicants to the orthodontics and
standing with both organizations cooperating in the program. dentofacial orthopedics program. The Phase II deadline
A student who is dismissed by either of the cooperating (typically in the middle of January annually) is for those
institutions 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 process
Programs may be obtained from National Matching Services, 595 Bay
A 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
School of Dentistry
participation in professional societies and community service). Diagnostic Science: Oral Medicine
Another fundamental source of information is supplied from a Emphasis Area
personal 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 the
Canadian Dental Association (CDA). Graduates of foreign Stipend
dental 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: $12,000
A subcommittee of the Advanced Education Committee (AEC) This is a three-year program, commencing July l, and leads to
serves as the admission review board for each of the graduate certiﬁcation in oral medicine. It is also possible to pursue a
dental certiﬁcate programs. Each program has its own master of science degree in oral biology. A separate application
admission 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 third
recommendations for acceptance to the AEC for consideration. years of the program will be oral diagnosis/oral medicine. The
Recommendations 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 the
residencies 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 is
candidate is made by the AEC. required, and on satisfactory completion of a thesis and the
course work required, the master of science degree will be
Program Descriptions awarded.
Stipends for the ﬁrst-year general practice residency will
Advanced Education in General Dentistry be that of the hospital’s ﬁrst-year residents. Amount of the
Director: 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 a
Faculty: 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 states
Stipend 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 must
D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from an American Dental Association submit evidence of graduation with a D.D.S./D.M.D. degree
or a Canadian Dental Association accredited program or who from a school accredited by the American Dental Association
hold 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 by
Education funding. contacting the program director’s ofﬁce, (913) 588-9200 or
The advanced education in general dentistry program is a firstname.lastname@example.org.
12-month program beginning in July for six residents and is
designed to reﬁne and advance knowledge and clinical skills in Endodontics
the 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, American
offered in all of the clinical disciplines. The didactic Board of Endodontics
component 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, American
practice 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 in
advanced 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 the
See 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 a
Oct. 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 who
contacting the program director’s ofﬁce at (816) 235-2164 or hold a valid license to practice dentistry in one or more states
email@example.com. of the United States) contingent on Graduate Medical
School of Dentistry
The program will be 24 months in length beginning in by th American Dental Association or Canadian Dental
July. It is designed to prepare the student for a career in clinical Association are preferred. Graduates of dental programs not so
endodontics, 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 by
emphasis on re-treatment, both nonsurgical and surgical. contacting the program director’s ofﬁce at (816) 235-2138.
Opportunity to treat patients with intravenous sedation will
also 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 of
schools 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 of
years 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, ABOMS
programs. Questions about the graduate endodontic program
may be answered by contacting the program directors ofﬁce. Stipend
First year $32,000 Fourth year $35,750
Diagnostic Sciences: Second year $33,250 Fifth year $37,000
Emphasis Area Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Third year $34,500 Six year $38,250
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 an
Faculty: 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 of
Stipend 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 of
DDS/DMD degree from an American Dental Association or a medicine degree. A thesis is not required; however, publication
Canadian 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 the
United States) contingent on Graduate Medical Education School of Graduate Studies as an elective for qualiﬁed and
funding. In the second and third year, students may be eligible interested program residents. This will require additional years
for 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 after
Truman Medical Center-Lakewood. beginning the residency.
This 36-month program begins July 1 and leads to Openings are limited to two individuals each year, and
certiﬁcation in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Students may new residents must be prepared to begin their training on July
apply for a master of science degree in oral biology. A separate 1. Applicants accepted into this program must have the
application process is required for admission into the master’s necessary training to obtain a permanent dental license in the
program. 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 Dentistry
ADA-accrediated general practice residency program and UMKC School of Medicine, depending on course and
conducted 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 of
of the program, the graduate will be eligible to take the Medicine, one must be a United States citizen or be a
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology exam. If permanent resident of the United States; if you hold a
accepted into the master of science in oral biology program, permanent resident visa, a copy should be included in your
additional 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 Postdoctoral
science 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). See
the general practice residency, is offered on a space available the application information in this section for more details
basis. This program also leads to a certiﬁcate in oral and regarding additional information to be supplied by the
maxillofacial 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-invitation
contingent 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 examination
Applicants with a DDS/DMD degree from a school accredited are not a requirement of this program.