Loma Linda University Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://www.llu.edu/dentistry/index.page
Phone: (909) 558-4621
Admissions e-mail: admissions.sd@llu.edu

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • 4 year program

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2012: 2029
  • Class size in 2012: 96
  • International students are eligible to apply

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 3 years of college study with Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 1 year of college and all dental prerequisites completed in the U.S. or Canada
  • Required Courses
    • General Biology with lab: 2 semesters
    • General Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
    • Organic Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
    • Biochemistry: 1 semester
    • General Physics with lab: 2 semesters
    • English Composition: 2 semesters
  • Recommended Courses
    • Accounting, Anatomy, Business Management, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ceramics, Communication, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Religion, Sculpture, Statistics, Systems Physiology

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GPA

  • Minimum: 2.7 (out of 4.0)
  • Recommended GPA to be competitive: 3.3 or higher (out of 4.0)
  • Average accepted GPA 2012 class:
    • Non-science average: 3.54
    • Science average: 3.26
    • Cumulative average: 3.38

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DAT

  • Minimum scores: There are no official cut-off scores set by the University.
  • Suggested competitive scores: 19 or above
    • Academic Average – 20.04
    • PAT average – 21.12
    • Total Science – 20.00
  • Canadian and US DAT accepted
  • DAT must have been written within 2 years of application

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Supporting Documents

  • Online AADSAS Application form
  • Official DAT scores
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English is required
  • Dental Admission Test completed within 2 years of admission
  • A minimum of 20 hours of dental practice observation/shadowing
  • Three letters of reference including:
    • Spiritual leader, Science professor, pre–professional committee, or Employer
  • Supplementary Application (emailed once AADSAS Application is received)
  • A formal interview (by invitation only)
  • minimum of 50 hours of dental practice observation/shadowing

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Timeline 2013-2014

  • December 1, 2013: AADSAS application deadline

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Tuition 2013-2014

  • First year tuition: $$57,207
  • First year total: $91,165

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