University of Detroit Mercy Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://dental.udmercy.edu/
Phone: 313-494-6650
Admissions e-mail: dental@udmercy.edu

Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • 4 years in length

Academic Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum of 2 years of college but preference is shown to those who complete 4 years of college
  • Required Courses
    • General Biology or Zoology with Laboratory (8 credits)
    • General Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory (8 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry with Laboratory (8 credits)
    • Physics with Laboratory (8 credits)
    • English Composition (6 credits)
  • Recommended Courses
    • Psychology
    • Microbiology
    • Biochemistry
    • Physiology

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GPA

  • No minimum, but a minimum grade point average in science courses of 2.95 is recommended

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DAT

  • Every applicant must take the Dental Admission Test
  • An applicant should try to achieve competitive scores of 20 or higher in each section
  • DAT scores older than two years from the time of the test are not acceptable

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Supporting Documents

  • Letters of Recommendation
    • A composite letter of recommendation is required if the applicant's university has a preprofessional advisory committee. If no such committee exists, a minimum of two letters are required from the science faculty, by whom the applicant has been instructed, within non-plant or non-environmental disciplines of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. All prospective applicants are encouraged to spend time in a dental office and are also required to provide a letter of recommendation from a dentist that also attests to the applicant
  • Official transcript
  • A photo of the applicant with the applicant's signature on the back
  • $75 application fee

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Interview

  • Interviews are by invitation only

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Timeline

  • June 1: Applications available through AADSAS
  • March 1: Application through AADSAS deadline
  • Late applications sent directly to dental school may be accepted

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Tuition 2013-2014

  • First year tuition - $36,120
    • Calculated based on $860 per credit hour and 42 credits for First Year DDS Program

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