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Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1899
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 76
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Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry (OHSU-DENT)
Dental School
Portland
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 47 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $43,016
  • Non - Resident Tuition $69,432
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 19.7
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions and Student Affairs
  • Mail Code: SD-SA
  • 2730 SW Moody Ave
  • Portland 97201
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry is a publicly supported institution located in Portland, a city of 530,000 residents in a greater metropolitan area of approximately 1.8 million. The School of Dentistry is located in the wooded hills of southwest Portland on a 116 acre campus. Paths for joggers, bicyclists and pedestrians connect the university with the heart of the city just two miles away. The dental school was established in 1898, and the School of Dentistry became incorporated into the Oregon State System of Higher Education in 1945. Since 1974, the School of Dentistry has been part of the Oregon Health & Science University, an institution devoted solely to educating health professionals and biomedical researchers. A dental school is more than just an institution, courses, classrooms and clinics--it's people. OHSU dental students find friendly people who work together as a team toward one goal: providing each student with the best dental education available.

Curriculum

The practice of dentistry requires a firm foundation in the basic sciences enabling the dentist to discriminate between normal anatomic, histologic and developmental variation and pathological alteration. The dentist must have knowledge of anatomy, histology, embryology, genetics, physiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, biochemistry, biomaterials, microbiology, pharmacology, pathology and behavioral science sufficient to understand the basis for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Knowledge of basic science and the ability to apply that knowledge critically is the foundation of the dental health care professions.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 39
Negatively 4
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.81 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.90 29

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Good interview process. I have no immediate suggestions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have lunch with multiple students, not just one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Start interviewing earlier!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More communication earlier in the cycle regarding application status updates and interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"First interview was more of "why dentistry/ why OHSU" type questions. Second interview was more about seeing if you've been through some academic adversity/how are you going to handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What academic challenge have you faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of setting and in what scope of practice do you want to practice in?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry and Why OHSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What inspired you to pursue dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your most challenging life experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see dentistry going?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the DAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are 3 characteristics you feel are important for a good dentist to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you applied to the program?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What are your plans if you don't get accepted this year?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything in your file I will have to explain to the Admission Board? (YAH, it would be nice if you read it I wanted to say.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were many questions related to my knowlege of dentistry. Why dentistry? What advantages and disadvantages? What problems in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dentistry? Why do you think you have good manual dexterity skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you want to go into private practice when you’re done with school? How will you be in managing an office?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you would be good with your hands?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What a specific quote in my personal statement meant to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go about doing your research (specific questions probing it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does English Composition mean? (She honestly didn't know)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is professionalism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has playing baseball done to prepare you for dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do your professors view you? Do you know what they said about you (in your letters of rec)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let me about your different traveling experiences, and how did they make you grow as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you knew someone was cheating, how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting thing you've done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you joy in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a significant event in your life, that has changed you as a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were an ad, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions will you pose to potential employees of your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient wanted a treatment that you did not recommend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you found that you had a lamp that was broken, how would you go about fixing it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what does "integrity" mean to you when it comes to being a dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"After a hard test, do you go to the pub with class mates or go home to get some sleep?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about teeth? " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing in particular stood out. interviewer was disinterested in grades, but concentrated on your personality and your ability to work with others. " More from this Member | Report Response

""As you well know dental school is expensive, how do you plan on financing your education?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although there isn't one question that stood out in particular, I would say that compared to some of my other interviews, the interviewer seemed much more engaged and ready to get to know me. He asked me lots of "meat and potatoes" questions that got right down to why I want to be a dentist and I thought he asked just the right amount of questions to understand why I am interested in dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a patient with no insurance." More from this Member | Report Response

"what dental procedure do you like the most?(from what I have observed during my volunteering at different dental offices)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with a patient that doesn't like your treatment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Routine questions..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you pick medical?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will dental office be like in the future? Issues related to cosmetic dentistry." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you affraid of in dental school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite science course and what is your favorite non-science course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you weren't applying to dental school, what would you be doing with your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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