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Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

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In 1905 Seventh-Day Adventists established Loma Linda University. In 1953 the School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University was founded. Located 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the university consists of 7 health science schools including schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health-Related Professions, and a Graduate School. Besides offering a DDS program, the school has advanced educational programs in a variety of specialties and also offers a BS in dental hygiene. An International Dental Program trains dentists from other countries according to the standards of American dental medicine.


4-year traditional. The courses in anatomy have clinical applications, and the laboratories in physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology are based on problem-oriented case presentations. Clinical experience begins with the second year and intensifies during the third. The fourth year provides for the delivery of experience in comprehensive dental care. This takes place in extracurricular programs located at many different sites. Electives are available during all 4 years.

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Remedial and tutorial programs are available for all students. Placement services for locating and evaluating practice opportunities are available at no cost to the student. Outreach programs are carried out for underserved population groups locally, in Mexico, and other foreign countries.


In addition to the basic predental science courses, a semester course in English composition and in literature are required. It is recommended that upper level science courses be selected from biochemistry, histology, anatomy, physiology, and immunology. Other useful courses are algebra, calculus, psychology, sociology, principles of management, accounting, sculpture, and ceramics. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required.


The school is located on the university’s campus in Loma Linda along with the university’s other health profession training schools.

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