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875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

University of Tennessee College of Dentistry Rating: 4.0/5 (2 votes)

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Introduction

The University of Tennessee system was established in 1794 with campuses in Chattanooga, Martin, and Knoxville. The University of Tennessee at Memphis was established in 1911 and the Health Sciences Center is located there. The College of Dentistry is a component of this center. It offers a general practice residency program as well as graduate programs in advanced education in general dentistry and a variety of specialties.

Academics

4-year traditional. The principal goal is to prepare students for general practice who are professional, people-oriented, knowledgeable, and skillful in delivering comprehensive dental care. To achieve this goal, students are taught to think in terms of problem solving and are given a solid grounding in the basic sciences and appropriate training in the clinical skills. Selected segments of the basic and clinical sciences are presented by an interdisciplinary, team-teaching approach. Students are oriented to clinical activities in the first year. Delivery of patient care begins in the second year. During the senior year, 100 clock hours of electives from special clinical projects, lectures, and research projects are available to students.

Unique Programs

The school encourages applications from minority and disadvantaged students.

Admissions

The basic predental science courses plus 1 year of English composition and 2 science elective courses are required. These should be selected from comparative anatomy, developmental biology, histology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology, and neurobiology. Qualified Tennesseans are given first priority, and a number of Arkansas students are also accepted under a formal agreement. A few additional out-of-state students may be accepted if they possess superior qualifications. Transfer and advanced standing: Transfer students with advanced standing from ADA-accredited schools may be accepted where strong similarities exist between the curricula of the institutions. Students requesting transfer must be independently evaluated by a faculty board appointed from the various departments for proper placement in the curriculum.

Students

The college is located on the Health Sciences Center campus and has a modern clinical facility. Off-campus clinics are also used.


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