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University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

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The University of Connecticut is a public institution that was originally founded in 1881. The Health Center at the University of Connecticut, established in the 1960s, encompasses the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the John Dempsey Hospital. This dental school is the only public one in New England. The university’s main campus is located in Storrs, while the Health Center is situated in a wooded suburban campus in Farmington.


4-year diagonal. During the first 2 years, students take an integrated course of study in the basic sciences that takes place in multidisciplinary laboratories. The predoctoral curriculum focuses on the biological and epidemiological bases of disease and provides strong preparation in the diagnostic and technical skills required for the practice of dentistry in the twentyfirst century. First patients are seen during the second year. The third- and fourth-year clinical component includes comprehensive patient care, self-paced clinics, and rotations.

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A combined DMD-PhD program is offered, which takes about 2 additional years to complete.


The basic predental courses are required. Students should have a strong facility in English and should be able to handle quantitative concepts. Credits in behavioral sciences and upper division biology courses are desirable. Thus, courses in biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology are recommended. Transfer and advanced standing: Not available at this time.


The school is part of the University of Connecticut Health Center. Satellite clinics are located at the Burgdorf Health Center in Hartford and the Children’s Medical Center in Newington.

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263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

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