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University of Colorado Denver School of Dentistry
University of Colorado Denver School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1957
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 80
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University of Colorado Denver School of Dentistry (UCSD)
Dental School
Aurora
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 55 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $33,330
  • Non - Resident Tuition $58,633
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 19.6
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Dental Admission and Student Affairs
  • Mail Stop F-833
  • 13065 E. 17th Avenue
  • Aurora 80045
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Lazzara Center is indeed impressive; however, just as impressive are the other ways in which the School of Dentistry is on the move. Since the dental school enrolled its first class in 1973, the program evolved as advances in dental research and practice have occurred. The school's concise mission and progressive vision have allowed the young program to flourish and to garner a reputation for the personalized quality of its educational experience and for its successful graduates that continues to grow today. The relatively small class size (50) of the school contributes to the teaching and learning processes.

Curriculum

In the fall of 1996, the University of Colorado inaugurated a Comprehensive Care Program spanning six semesters as the primary intramural clinical curriculum for all pre-doctoral dental students. Early clinical experiences include observing and assisting upperclassmen in treating patients. Following this first year, students begin treating patients on a limited basis, performing primarily oral diagnosis, periodontal and operative dental procedures. After accumulating a family of patients, the students are responsible for the total care of these patients. During the semesters that follow, students continue to treat patients while rotating through the Oral Surgery, Emergency and Pediatric Clinics. All senior dental students beginning with the summer semester will continue to treat patients in the Comprehensive Care Clinic while participating in the Advanced Clinical Training Service (ACTS) program simultaneously. This nationally recognized service learning program, which is a cooperative effort between the School of Dentistry and community-based providers, emphasizes external programs in the urban clinics and rural public health centers across the state to care for Colorado's underserved populations. The ACTS program provides direct dental services to underserved communities in Colorado.

Facilities

Excitement is high and the energy palpable in the innovative setting as students, faculty and staff navigate through the Lazzara Center's wide hallways and explore the spacious classrooms and laboratories. In the simulation laboratory, a mannequin head and torso display a full set of teeth which allows the students to not only learn dental procedures, but also to learn the proper ergonomic position in which to perform those procedures. The School of Dentistry is also set up for clinical functions, including general dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, surgery, radiology, esthetic dentistry and specialized areas for pediatric care, geriatric care and special needs care.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 45
Negatively 5
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.09 54

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.84 43

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Record next interview prep session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Let us go after the interviews. They did a financial aid presentation in the afternoon and I nearly fell asleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work. Please limit the interviewees number to 4 times.. but not 6 times the class size. You guys do a great job. Keep up the great work." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Very friendly and attentive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really thinking about eating a whole lot but a nicer lunch instead of snacks would have been nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"applied to International Student Program . The admissions coordinator leaves a lot to be desired." More from this Member | Report Response

"Helpful and cooperative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Organize the interview process better. Have the current dental student interact in a better setting where everyone can engage in conversation, not in a lobby." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Ethical: you caught a friend cheating." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's something you recently read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an issue facing dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you decided not to do dentistry, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can invite three people to have dinner with you-- who are they?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book are you reading now and would you recommend it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your future goals, besides getting into dental school and owning your own practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain your busiest semester." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got in here would you actually move out to Colorado (I'm from NC)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"A student is cheating, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry, what are your strengths/weaknesses, what book are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Colorado?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They took direct quotes from my personal statement and then asked me to explain, elaborate, give an example, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name all the Dental Schools you applied to? That's an extensive list... why not Harvard? If someone else could sit in for you today who would it be and name one good and bad thing they would say about you. What is unique about you that will benefit you as a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed that you've taken a lot of music classes. How do you think you could combine your passion for music and dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about you and your dental experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"the address of the dental office where I volunteered" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is your wife supportive of you going to dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If i told you I was concerned with you being able to keep up w/ the work load the first year, what would you say to that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should we tell AdCom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans when you get out of dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you choose UC over other schools that you might get accepted to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a great RC score, and a high GPA. But GPAs are inflated nowadays. (There really was no question here, just them criticizing high GPAs. WTF? How do you respond to that?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the neatest dental procedure you saw?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your concerns about dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide on pursuing dentistry, and why do you want to attend CU SOD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you been to so many colleges?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your art class/artwork?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides the 'most difficult/interesting question' they really just wanted to get to know you. The interview was much like a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CU? Did you apply to other schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have your grades changed so much in the past few years Why dentistry What qualities do you have that would make you a good dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What schools did you apply to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"most recent book read? why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I f your gilrfriend had to describe you to ther parents, what would she say in five sentences or less?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this accurate about your high school rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If your clone came in (DAT, GPA, etc.) why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most pressing issue facing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one challenge you think you will face entering dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dinner guests question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your philosophy behind choosing dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be a dentist, what else would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you use your time wisely?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to tell the committee when we are reviewing your file (for admission) ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any family connections or reasons that you would want to live in Colorado?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever run a marathon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to have it perfectly as you wish, describe your life in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dec 1 comes around and in the mail you get an acceptance letter from every school you applied to but CU. What school do you go to and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your best friend could sit in for you today, what would they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"These questions were very typical dental interview questions from everything I've read on SDN and heard from other dental interviewees. Also, the interviewers were definitely kind and not trying to make me uncomfortable. Definitely know your application and personal statement - they will ask!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do anything (as a career, but one that is non-academic, so not dentistry), what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read? (Answer) No, no, I don't want to hear about some 'chick-flick' pick a different book to talk about." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did you apply to and what were they?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We have a very interesting pool of applicants, Why do you think we should choose you for this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about fluorization and fluoride varnishes. I also had questions about my home country." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult thing you've had to overcome in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of academic talent do you have as far as learning this easily or hard work? Is is natural ability to memorize, or more conceptual?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Funny thing, I wasn't asked any questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about sports" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us to tell the adcom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book have you read recently that has changed you or your outlook on life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you celebrate with the dentist you shadow if you were accepted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your mom." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do anything, unrelated to dentistry or scholastics, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have someone come speak on your behalf, what would they say about you? What do you want in a dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want us, as your representatives to the admissions committee, to know about you? (A closing statement to the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be here today, who would you have sent as your representative? What would they have told us about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you consider dentistry to be medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How/why are you fluent in the Samoan language?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last movie you saw and how did it influence you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a lot about my art class and the type of art work I like, which most schools hadn't addressed for as long of a time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a character in a recent movie that has changed your outlook on life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of your classes has prepared you the most for the profession of dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I tell you that you are doing everything wrong (during class) what are you going to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to specialize?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have your grades changed so dramatically in the past few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

"??" More from this Member | Report Response

""So it says here that both of your parents are deceased?" I made a mistake on my AADSAS application stating that both my parents were dead (they aren't...thought it was asking about my grandparents--stupid). Since my interview date was set on short notice (8 days), they had not yet received the correction form from AADSAS. I explained the situation and they didn't seem to think anything of it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it's friday night... time to take your wife out on the town, where are you going and what are you doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do in dentistry didn't exist? (i.e. there was no more tooth dacay or any of the problems that a dentist deals with?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this accurate about your high school rank?" More from this Member | Report Response

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