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University of Iowa School of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
University of Iowa School of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
  • Year founded: 1882
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 80
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University of Iowa School of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
Dental School
Iowa City
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 39 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $41,007
  • Non - Resident Tuition $64,173
  • Application Fee $60
  • AVG DAT 20.0
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Dental Student Admissions Office
  • 311 Dental Science Building N
  • Iowa City 52242
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

For well over 100 years, the College of Dentistry has been an integral part of The University of Iowa and a resource to the state of Iowa. The great majority of Iowa dentists are alumni of the College of Dentistry. The strength of our relationships with the university, the state, the profession, and with academic colleagues, alumni, practitioners, and industry, has enabled us to become one of the top dental schools in the United States. Our connections involving graduate education and research extend well beyond national boundaries, and give the College of Dentistry a reputation that is recognized worldwide. With the arrival of the 21st century, our curriculum reflects new knowledge, technical excellence, ethics and practice management, with an increased emphasis on critical thinking and problem-based learning. The Dental Science Building has undergone the first major renovation in more than twenty-five years, with remodeled clinic areas, research laboratories, and a $3.7 million Simulation Clinic that prepares students for their patient experiences. Over 25 new faculty have been appointed to complement an experienced senior faculty. All new faculty have advanced training.

Curriculum

Students enrolled in the dental curriculum attend classes for ten to eleven months, including a six-week summer session. Course work during the first and second years of study integrates the basic sciences with preclinical and clinical disciplines. The basic sciences include gross anatomy, general histology, oral histology and embryology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and biochemistry. Students also study topics specific to dentistry, such as principles of occlusion, anesthesia and pain control, operative dentistry, facial growth and development, cariology, and preventive dentistry. During the latter part of the first year, students are introduced to their first clinical patient-treatment situation. The second-year program continues the study of basic sciences and preclinical courses, with additional patient-treatment experiences in the dental clinics. First- and second-year students make extensive use of the College of Dentistry`s advanced teaching facilities. In their classes, they learn procedures on simulator units that help smooth the transition from classroom to clinic. Each of the 80 units in the college`s Simulation Clinic features a mannequin positioned like a reclining patient and a monitor where demonstrations and other images are broadcast. After class, students master techniques in a bench laboratory or peruse electronic learning resources in self-guided study.

Facilities

The College enjoys a close relationship with the other units that comprise The University of Iowa Health Sciences campus, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Pharmacy; The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; the Bowen Science Building and the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Through this association, the College of Dentistry has developed interdisciplinary programs in diagnostic testing, research, and patient care and has earned international recognition for teaching, research, and service. The College of Dentistry is located in an attractive modern building that offers well-organized space and the latest equipment for teaching and research. One complete wing of the College is devoted to clinical teaching, with various departmental clinic facilities, laboratories, clinical research space, and a cafeteria. The second wing houses teaching laboratories, a simulation clinic, the College`s administration offices, educational media service, the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, and the Dows Institute for Dental Research, which occupies the entire fourth floor.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 26
Negatively 6
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.95 38

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How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.30 27

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the good work" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a wonderfull experience! Maybe make it seem a little more professional yet still laid-back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredibly wonderful experience. Rachael and Jan did a great job organizing the interview. Dean Johnsen and all the faculty conducting the interviews were great! Keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Change the interview process to a more conversational format and contact interviewees with information on getting to admissions office, travelling, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you manage stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If the spouse of your of your coworkers called in sick for them, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what ways do you exhibit manual dexterity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a employee's spouse called you the night before to tell you that the employee would not be coming into the office tomorrow, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your employee is really sick and his wife calls in to ask for a day off, what will you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a kid hitting himself with a hammer what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"something about a little girl holding a hammer and hitting herself with it. what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if an employee's spouse called in sick for them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a good teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"rank yourself as a perfectionist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you consider yourself an empathetic person. explain" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you make a good teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rank how much of a perfectionist you are on a scale of 1-10." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you the type of person that can leave work unfinished?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if your hygienist called in sick" More from this Member | Report Response

"How well should you know your patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are 3 words your friends would use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a dentist successful?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What ethical principles do you use most in your daily life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rate yourself as a perfectionist on a scale of 1-10. 10 being highest." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three characteristics of a good dentist that you think you possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some ethical codes you live by?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Rank yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 as a perfectionist." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a perfect patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a kid hitting himself with a hammer what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 5 year old hit their hand with a hammer, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the perfect patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a child hit their hand with a hammer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you like to spend time alone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you recieved a phone call by an employee's spouse calling in sick for them, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name something that you are proud of that you recently made with your hands." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I was watching a 5 year old child and he was playing with a hammer and hit his thumb what would I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a child hit his hand with a hammer, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a child hit his hand with a hammer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been your most important influence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you saw a child hit his thumb with a hammer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there one person that has had a major influence on your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a child were hammering and hit his finger what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if a child comes to your clinic and he is very scared what r u going to tell him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is it important to have good dental hygene?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you saw a little child fall and hurt themself. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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