The A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health is the first dental school located in Arizona. Founded in 2003, the campus is situated on a 23-acre campus, in the east valley of Arizona’s Phoenix metropolitan area.
The school provides a 4 year dental program with an on-campus clinic where students receive hands-on experience with patient care, real life problem solving, and general dentistry skills. Students, through this school, are also strongly encouraged to take on leadership roles within communities to spread oral health awareness and even become managers of health organizations.
The School of Dentistry and Oral Health has a rigorous four year program designed to give students practical experiences related to dentistry. The first two years are spent in the classroom focusing on health sciences, clerkships in general dentistry, and dental simulation exercises. The remaining two years are spent in the on-campus dental clinic and in health centers turning classroom learning into a hands-on education.
There are two programs students can apply for — Doctor of Dental Medicine or Certificate in Orthodontics.
For the Doctor of Dental Medicine, students need a baccalaureate degree or 90 semester hours. Scores for the US Dental Admissions Test (DAT) need to be submitted before Dec. 1 of the application year. In addition, prospective students need a minimum of a 2.50 GPA and three letters of recommendation. Please see the Dentistry School’s website for more details.
The Certificate in Orthodontics requires a DMD/DDS degree, DDS/DMD and state board licensure eligibility, National Board Dental Exam (NBOE) scores Part I, official GRE scores, and 3 PPI Recommendation forms. See the school’s website for further information regarding acceptance into this program.
Students interested in Financial Aid should contact the school directly in order to receive help putting together a financial plan. Also, all interested students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
The Department of Student Affairs sponsors various student organizations, leadership development, and volunteer experiences for those interested in bonding with fellow students outside of class.
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