SSUHSI - Doctor of Dental Surgery Program Application

APPLICATION PROCESS: SSUHSI-DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY PROGRAM

  • Students are enrolled in the College of Dentistry each August.
  • Candidates should begin to apply for admission approximately 14 months before they wish to be admitted to the College of Dentistry.
  • The application process is from June 3 – February 2. (NOTE: Special application timeline for SSUHSI-DDS program applicants.)

Step 1: APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS: JUNE 3RD AND CLOSES: FEBRUARY 2ND

Step 2: ENSURE THE COURSEWORK AND LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS (see “A” below)

Note: The College has no specific requirements regarding the absolute minimal scholastic average.  

Step 3: NOTIFY THE FOLLOWING OF YOUR INTENT TO APPLY:

  1. College of Dentistry-DDS Program contact:  Dr. M. W. Vogt, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Director of Admissions     (mvogt@unmc.edu)
  2. APRDP Office: cscscholarship@unmc.edu

Step 4: SEND THE FOLLOWING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO UNMC:

  1. Send the following to UNMC, via ETS school code: 6896
    1. Official GRE scores
    2. Official TOEFL scores (at least 575 for paper-based or 250 for computer-based)
  2. Send the following via email to Dr. M.W. Vogt at mvogt@unmc.edu:

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Personal Narrative (elaborate on why you desire to be in the DDS program)
    3. One recent photograph (2” x 2”)
    4. Three Letters of Recommendation (must be sent from your individual recommenders)
  3. The following must be sent officially from the Chinese institution to the address below:

    1. Official transcripts (must be in English)
    2. Official degree statements (must be in English) 

Attn: Dr. M. W. Vogt,
UNMC College of Dentistry
40th and Holdrege
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Step 5: TOP CANDIDATES WILL INTERVIEW VIA SKYPE AROUND MID-FEBRUARY

Step 6: WHEN CHOSEN FOR ADMISSION, MUST DEMONSTRATE ADEQUATE PROGRAM FUNDING AND COMPLETE AADSAS ONLINE APPLICATION

  • AADSAS is the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service
  • AADSAS application (http://www.adea.org/)
  • Reviewed by the College of Dentistry
  • Applicants will be requested to submit transcripts (from each college attended) to AADSAS and also to the College of Dentistry.
  • AADSAS application cost: $235.00
  • College of Dentistry application and processing fee: $50.00

DAT (DENTAL ADMISSION TEST)

  • Accepted applicants will be required to take the Dental Admission Test, or DAT, sponsored by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association, after arrival to UNMC.
  • Tests are given at Sylvan Learning Centers in the U.S.
  • Special attention is given to science scores.
  • Should the applicant obtain scores below the national average, counseling is recommended before retaking the test.
  • Applicants will register for the DAT at www.ada.org/dat.aspx

A.     COURSEWORK AND LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAM

Required Courses: Minimum of three years (90 semester hours) of college preparation, including specified predental courses.  

In other words, predental students should take the following courses during their first two undergraduate years:

English Composition, two semesters (6 hours)
Inorganic Chemistry with laboratory, two semesters (8 hours)
Organic Chemistry with laboratory, two semesters (8 hours)
Biology or Zoology with laboratory, two semesters (8 hours)
Physics with laboratory, two semesters (8-10 hours)

However, the Admissions Committee prefers that an applicant complete a bachelor’s program prior to matriculation into dental school. 

Elective Courses: In addition to basic preparation in science, courses should be selected which will broaden the student’s intellectual background and lay the groundwork for a full professional life:

Anthropology Mathematics
Business Law Political Science
Business Organization Psychology
English Literature Scientific Greek or Latin
Economics Sociology
Anatomy Immunology
Biochemistry Invertebrate Zoology
Cell Biology Microbiology
Comparative Anatomy Parasitology
Cytology Pathology
Embryology Pharmacology
Genetics Physiology
Hematology Vertebrate Zoology
College Education 

The College of Dentistry is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, religion, veterans status, national or ethnic origin. 

COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY FACULTY & ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS

John W. Reinhardt, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.  Dean 
David G. Brown, B.Sc., Ph.D. Executive Associate Dean and Director of Postgraduate and Graduate Dental Education
Randal L. Haack, B.S., M.P.A., Ph. D. Assistant Dean for Operations
Timothy M. Durham, B.S., D.D.S., M.P.A. Assistant Dean for Patient Services
Jeffrey B. Payne, D.D.S., M.Dent.Sc.  Associate Dean for Research
Joan E. Sivers, B.A., D.D.S.  Assistant Dean for Clinics
Merlyn W. Vogt, B.S., D.D.S.,
with Certificate in Endodontics
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Admissions
James F. Jenkins, B.S., D.D.S. Assistant Dean for Advanced Clinical Practice

ANY QUESTIONS?

Dr. M. W Vogt, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Director of Admissions, Email 

Or you may contact the APRDP office.

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