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SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
  • Year founded: 1973
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SUNY - Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine
Dental School
Stony Brook
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 65 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,072
  • Non - Resident Tuition $49,024
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG DAT 22.0
  • AVG GPA 3.7

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions and Student Affairs
  • 115 Rockland Hall
  • Stony Brook 11794
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The School of Dental Medicine is an active participant in meeting the general missions of the University. The school conducts an excellent educational program for its students, contributes to scientific knowledge through its active programs in research, and actively participates in community service through its programs in continuing education and its treatment center, which provides dental care to thousands of community residents each year.

Curriculum

The clinical component of the educational program is provided by the departments of children`s dentistry, periodontics, general dentistry, dental medicine, oral biology and pathology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Conjoint courses are offered in oral diagnosis, radiology, occlusion, pain control and emergency care. Students are introduced to patient care in a carefully controlled environment according to a timetable adjusted to each student`s ability.

Facilities

The school has affiliation with a number of major regional hospitals, including Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Nassau County Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Northport. These institutions, together with the University Medical Center at Stony Brook, provide an environment for students to observe the effect of systemic disease on the structures of the oral cavity, and to participate as members of a health care team in the treatment of patients. Opportunities are available to students who desire experience in scientific research. These are made possible through the many research activities conducted by the faculty of the school. Extensive clinic experience in all fields of dentistry is provided for students in the Dental Care Center of the school. The Center is the largest dental care treatment facility on Long Island.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 53
Negatively 6
No change 5

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.46 65

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.74 34

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

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

"Keep being super friendly... its such a sense of relief!!! Shout out to Ms. Patricia Berry = the sweetest lady you will ever meet!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing great work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing the great job!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"To set the start time of the interview according to the train arrival time. We were suppose to be at the school at 10 am. There is a train that arrives on campus at 9:45. However, since the main campus is very big, the interviewee needed to take a shuttle bus, and since there are multiple buses, it ca be very confusing to get to the dental school building. In total, it may take about 30 mins to get from the station to the interview location. I have heard some interviewee taking the train that arrived around 7:45 because the 9:42 one was cutting it too close." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great staff, very friendly. No suggestions, keep up the great work." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The Admissions Office was really nice to everyone. They were extremely informative and made you feel" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What got you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about this experience (pointed to my app)...." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"We began the interview by talking about my hometown (very conversational)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you went to Stony Brook Undergrad, why have you never stepped into the Dental School building?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research experience (not specifically about my topic, that was a question from my second interviewer.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Stonybrook?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions about our school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Stony Brook?/Why Stony Brook over your state school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What should I tell the admissions committe about you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why SB?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like statistics? I was a math major. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any questions???" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your plans for the future. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how are you sure you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why dentistry and not medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your research? what journal are you planning to submit it to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your leadership experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you decide on dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read and what was it about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Ask me questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See above." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So why Stonybrook?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your strength? Also, what aspect of you that you want to improve? (strength and weakness)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"specific questions abt my research in psychology and biochem" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What made you interested in dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why stony brook" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Friendly chat, not stressful at all!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"To reinforce what you already wrote in your personal statement, I want to hear it from you why you are interested in dentistry as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why not medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What were you involved in during college?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"so have you lived on Long island all your life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Stony Brook? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you still play piano (that was part of my essay)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to go into dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is your weakness" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your undergraduate college, what do you like about, what are some things that aren't so great about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you here? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Any pressure to pursue dentistry seeing that both your parents are in the profession?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to come to Stony Brook?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Let's say you just got into dental school, oral care just became a part of the medicare program, and dentists now make $20,000, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Did your mentor (pointed to my app) want you to go to this school (a very well-known dental school at the west coast that my mentor holds a teaching position) ? - I just answered, my mentor did not say anything about where I should go, but he did tell me no matter where I go, just study hard, ask good questions, and have common sense." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A very well thought out question relating to my personal statement. I was surprised how in depth they went." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do I tour Italy with a motorcycle? (I am from there)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your free time? (I know this isn't a very interesting question. Most of the people here weren't very interesting.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my parents/home/past." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Hard to say...very comprehensive interview with lots of questions...everything from the economy, health care system, to extracurricular activities, hobbies, grades, decision to attend my undergraduate school, why dentistry, why i was a business major, parents' occupation, why stony brook, etc.," More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Explain how a root canal is done. (I have a lot of dental experience, I suppose this question was to ensure that I wasn't lying about that experience.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last movie you saw? What was the last good movie you saw?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like most and least about your father's practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you play blue-grass (guitar)? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your plans for the future?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how do you know you want to be a dentist?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Relate my music and art skills to dentistry" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where is the best place to ski in Utah?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Does any of ur family member have any oral or dental related problems?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how can you consider stony brook your top choice when it's your first interview?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you react in stressful situations at your job as a dental assistant or a lifegaurd?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me how your research caused you to come to dentistry as a career. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you read and what was it about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"do you think you'll fit in here on the east coast? (i'm from the west cost)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If i gave you two millions dollars to do research on anything what topic in dentistry would you chose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think government should do in regards to dentistry?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Not my interviewer, but some student had an interviewer that asked "ok, I run totally new set of interviews, do you have questions for me?" (and you suppose to ask lots and lots of questions, trying to show him that you really are interested in the school)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you decide against optometry? (i'm not sure how he knew that I had been considering that...)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"-" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

" So i know that your dad is a dentist from your essay, does your dad want you to go at his alma mater? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I wasn't asked any questions - we started talking about Long Island in general and it led to a friendly chat." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"wow.. it was really an unremarkable interview.. i asked more questions than were asked of me.." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what does your father and siblings do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like to sew using your hands? I guess may be I'm a child of immigrants and my mom is a sterioutype woman working in the garment factory?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked me about the medicare bill, wish i knew he had a phd in public health." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kinds of things did you do in your previous career?(I had a jobe before applying)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you find interesting about Stony Brook?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interviewer didn't ask me one single question. I had to ask all the questions about the school. It was really strange." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your interests. (followed by do you like long island beaches? what kind of pets do you have?) do you like biochemistry? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Everybody loves you - why? (in regards to my letters of rec.)... So, what's bad about you? ..... Are you perfect? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Stony Brook? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to choose dentistry as a career" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"abt my telemarketing experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"mostly generic questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was first asked, "Why are you here?" and this lead to mostly a conversation about things not really a question-answer type of interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your study abroad experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your undergrad exp." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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