University of Maryland Dentistry

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Location

College Park, MD 20742
United States of America

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
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  • Dual degree programs are also available:
    • DDS/MPH (Masters in Public Health): For more information, click here
    • DDS/PhD: For more information, click here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: 3 year completion (90 credit hours) at an accredited university is required, however it is recommended that the applicant completes a Bachelor's degree before enrollment.
  • 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

  • overall GPA and science GPA must be presented during the application process
  • Must exceed the the national average

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DAT

  • All applicants must take the DAT and submit their scores during the application process
  • 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)
  • USD$ 90 non-refundable 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
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  • 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 2017-2018

  • January 1, 2018: AADSAS application deadline
  • June 30, 2018: Deadline to complete all admission requirements
  • Applications are processed on a rolling basis so the applicant should apply early
  • August 2018: Orientation and Classes begin

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • Resident:
    • First year tuition: USD$ 19,084.50
  • Non-Resident:
    • First year tuition: USD$ 35,482.00
  • NOTE: there are additional fees that are not included in the tuition

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For information on financial aid, click here