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University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

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Reviews

3 Review quotes:

"There is a lack of leadership in the school as we haven’t had a consistent dean for the past four years."
"Starting D3 year, each student spends about 12 weeks overall in different rural public dental clinics to practice dentistry and give back to communities in Minnesota."
"We do not use the latest technology in preclinic or clinic, which is really frustrating. For example, we have very limited access to intraoral cameras, cone-beam CT scans, digital intraoral scanners, and digital dentistry in general."

What are the best things about attending University of Minnesota School of Dentistry?

First and foremost, my favorite thing about the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (UMN SOD) is our sense of comradery. Every class generally works together as a team with limited feelings of competition. We are willing to help each other out and it is easy for us to interact with other classes. You feel like part of a team from the beginning of your journey in dental school, as the school appoints you a D2 mentor when you are accepted as a D1. These mentors are a great resource as you embark on your first couple of weeks in school and they can potentially become lifelong friends.

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What are the worst things about attending University of Minnesota School of Dentistry?

We do not use the latest technology in preclinic or clinic, which is really frustrating. For example, we have very limited access to intraoral cameras, cone-beam CT scans, digital intraoral scanners, and digital dentistry in general. Our emphasis is more on the analogue way of performing dentistry, which will be irrelevant when we get into a real dental practice. This is hard because it seems primitive and tedious, and it is easy to become frustrated with faculty members who seem to be “set in their ways” of performing dentistry. A lot of techniques that we take a long time learning in pre-clinic and practicing in clinic will never be used again, which doesn’t seem like a good use of time or money.

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What do students need to know/what do you wish you knew before attending University of Minnesota School of Dentistry?

I wish I knew how outdated everything was before coming into the program. If I were to choose a new dental school, I would have liked a school that was more cutting-edge but still research-based, because it seems like we are practicing dentistry in an old building with old technology and old techniques. The building is very outdated and there are basically no windows. Some days we sit in dark lectures and a windowless preclinic and never see the sun for the entire day. We are also unable to do a lot of cases and procedures because they are given to the school's residents; we have so many specialties in the school. This is nice because if you are looking into a specialty, there are a lot of resources to use at the school (advice, shadowing, etc.), but it is hard to get exposure to certain procedures as a student because the residencies take most of those cases.

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School Information

About school of dentistry

The School of Dentistry (U of M SOD), is part of a the Academic Health Center (AHC) at the University of Minnesota, one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the nation. One of six schools and colleges in the AHC, the School of Dentistry has achieved international reputation for research, education and service. The School of Dentistry is the only dental school in Minnesota, and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. As such, it is a regional resource to five states for dental education, patient treatment and continuing dental education. U of M SOD conducts a wide range of programs, including dentistry, dental hygiene, dental therapy, dental specialties, oral biology and other advanced dental education and clinical training programs, as well as a comprehensive research program.


Mission

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry advances health through scientific discovery, innovative education and the highest-quality care for all communities.


Dean

Keith A. Mays, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. Dean


Vision

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry leads the profession into the future of comprehensive health care.


Core values

Diversity Excellence Integrity Leadership Pursuit of knowledge Respect Service to all communities


Location

Minnesota, United States



Contact Information

Main address:

• 15-163 Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower • 515 Delaware Street SE • Minneapolis, MN 55455

Academic affairs:

• Dr. Sven-Ulrik Gorr, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs • Phone: 612.626.5728 • Email: sugorr@umn.edu

Admissions:

• Dr. Naty Lopez, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion • Associate Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care • Phone: 612.625.7477 • Email: lopez216@umn.edu

Dental deans office:

• Dr. Keith A. Mays, Dean • Phone: 612-624-2424 • Email: dentdean@umn.edu

Diversity:

• Dr. Naty Lopez, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion • Associate Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care • Phone: 612.625.7477 • Email: lopez216@umn.edu

Financial aid/registrar

• Mr. James Parker, Student Financial Counselor • Phone: 612.626.0750 • Email: j-park1@umn.edu • Ms. Mallory Hedquist • Phone: 612.625.6924 • Email: patro007@umn.edu ------------------------------------------ • Ms. Ali Suehle, Student Schedule & Academic Records Manager • Phone: 612.624.3300 • Email: ajsuehle@umn.edu

Housing:

• Housing and Residential Life • 210 Delaware Street SE • Minneapolis, MN 55455 • Phone: 612.624.2994 • Email: housing@umn.edu • Website: https://housing.umn.edu/; https://housing.umn.edu/other/off-campus

International students and scholars:

• International Student and Scholar Services • 190 Hubert H. Humphrey School • 301 19th Ave S • Minneapolis, MN 55455 • Phone: 612.626.7100 • Email: isss@umn.edu • Website: https://isss.umn.edu/

Recruitment:

• Dr. Naty Lopez, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion • Associate Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care • Phone: 612.625.7477 • Email: lopez216@umn.edu

Student affairs:

• Ms. Sara Johnson, Assistant Dean of Student & Resident Affairs • Phone: 612.624.6960 • Email: john6461@umn.edu

Student services:

• Ms. Sara Johnson, Assistant Dean of Student & Resident Affairs • Phone: 612.624.6960 • Email: john6461@umn.edu


Preparation — Prerequisites

BCP (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

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Psychology: 3 semester credits/5 quarter credits required in general human psychology, child and adolescent human psychology, or health psychology. English: 2 composition courses are preferred; or 1 composition course, and 1 additional course that is writing intensive. Biochemistry: Organic chemistry sequence should be a prerequisite. All labs need to be taken in-person* *We will accept S/N courses (spring & summer 2020 only) and online labs (spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021)

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Preparation — Dental Shadowing

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Application and Selection — Timeline

Entering class

Fall

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June 1

Latest application filing date

Jan. 12

Earliest date for acceptance offers

Dec. 15


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Applicant & Entering Class — Application and Enrollment by Gender

Gender ratio of applicants

I'd definitely recommend to refresh the page, data is random :)

Other: 530 (54.41%)

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OtherFemaleMale

Female: 169 (17.35%)

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Gender ratio of first-year enrollment

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Other: 685 (75.69%)

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Female: 194 (21.44%)

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Applicant & Entering Class — Application and Enrollment by Race

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