Dental School

Dental (DDS/DMD)

According to the ADA, “The D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same degrees. The difference is a matter of semantics. The majority of dental schools award the DDS degree; however, some award a DMD degree. For further information, visit ADEA GoDental and the American Student Dental Association.

The dental profession offers a wide range of clinical practice; private, hospital, research, public and international health, and academic opportunities.

  • The entire dental profession is at the head of important new research substantiating the relationship between oral and systemic health.
  • Dentists are generally able to enter practice upon completion of the four years of dental school.
  • Dentistry is not generally subject to the effects of managed care and reductions in federal funding that have affected other health care professions.

(source: ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools)

There are some basic requirements for admission to most U.S. & Canadian dental schools and it is important you investigate the individual prerequisites for each school to which you apply.

📝 All U.S. and Canadian dental schools require applicants to take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). This computerized test measures general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information and perceptual ability. Completion of at least one year of college level courses in biology and general and organic chemistry is recommended before taking the DAT.

Texas A&M College of Dentistry’s Student National Dental Association will present our Impressions Day

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Texas A&M College of Dentistry’s Student National Dental Association will present our Impressions Day (virtually) on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

There is no charge for this virtual event.  Register online (no fee to attend): https://sndaimpressionsday.wixsite.com/2021

Program Includes:

Information about the …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect Kristin McJunkins
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Health Professions Applicant Preparation Process

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2021 – 2022 Application Cycle

If you were unable to attend one of the Health Professions Application Preparation meetings in December ’20, you can view the video on the OCS YouTube Channel.

The Health Professions Profile Form is a comprehensive, unique …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect Kristin McJunkins
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Black Pre-Health Students at Yale

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Are you a Black pre-health student interested in improving the Black experience regarding healthcare? Or looking for a community of like-minded pre-health Black peers? Join Black Pre-Health!
We are a student organization dedicated to inaugurating an empowering, educational, and preparatory …

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Interviewing for the Health Professions

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A personal interview precedes health professional school admission. This interview is a social interaction as well as an evaluation of you and your preparation and suitability for the practice of medicine.

Important to admissions committees are motivation, maturity, empathy, enthusiasm, …

By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect Kristin McJunkins
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Choosing Your Health Professions School List

Taking decisions for the future

Here are some considerations as you compile your list of programs:

Tip: When choosing any professional or graduate program, don’t apply to any school you would not attend if it was the only school that accepted you.

What is the …

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Dental School Scholarship Program

Dental school is a very expensive proposition. In this short prerecorded webcast you will learn about a Dental School Scholarship …

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