University of Maryland Dentistry

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Contacts

Website: http://www.dental.umaryland.edu/
Phone: 410-706-7472
Admissions e-mail: ddsadmissions@umaryland.edu


Program Information

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
    • 4 years in length
    • Applications considered in 2010: 461 (most recent data)
    • Class size in 2010: 131
    • Residents of Maryland are given preferential consideration
  • DDS/PhD and DDS/MSc programs are also available

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: A bachelor's degree in any discripline is highly recommended; students can also apply in third year.
  • Required Courses
    • English Composition (6 credits)
    • General Biology with labs (8 credits)
    • Inorganic Chemistry with labs (8 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry with labs (8 credits)
    • Physics with labs (8 credits)
    • Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • Required courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher before June 30th of the desired year of matriculation
  • Required coursework must be completed within 10 years of application

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GPA

  • Must be higher than the national average

DAT

  • Score must be higher than the national average
  • DAT should be taken no later than December of the year prior to desired matriculation
  • DAT scores are current for three years

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Supporting Documents

  • Application to the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)
  • $85 application fee
  • Official transcript
  • DAT scores
  • AADSAS Essay
  • Letters of recommendation
    • Preferably written by the applicant's pre-professional committee. However, letters of recommendation from one professor each in the departments of biology and chemistry may be substituted
  • Supplemental application - to be completed after the applicant meets preliminary screening criteria listed above

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Interview

  • Upon receipt of the completed supplemental application, selected applicants will be invited for an interview
  • Interviews are with members of the Committee on Dental Recruitment and Admissions

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Timeline

  • January 1: AADSAS application deadline
  • June 30: Deadline to complete all admission requirements
  • Applications are processed on a rolling basis so the applicant should apply early

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Tuition 2012-2013

  • First year tuition (Non-Resident) - $28,757 USD
  • First year tuition (Resident) - $13,157 USD
  • Please note that the above fees are for tuition only. Other charges apply.

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