- Resident Tuition $31,088
- Non - Resident Tuition $63,472
- Application Fee $75
- AVG DAT 19.0
- AVG GPA 3.6
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- Chandler Medical Center
- Lexington 40536
- United States
Founded in 1962, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is recognized as one of the nation`s outstanding dental institutions. In addition to the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, the College offers postdoctoral programs in six fields of study: General Practice Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Periodontics. Graduate students in Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics and Periodontics receive a Master of Science degree from the University of Kentucky Graduate School and a specialty certificate.
The curriculum is increasingly problem oriented, focusing on developing the student dentists? critical-thinking skills imperative for the contemporary practice of dental medicine. The faculty is committed to inculcating in students an attitude of life-long learning, believing that only such an orientation enables a practitioner to provide competent, state-of-the-art services in a rapidly changing clinical environment. The expanding knowledge base of the profession requires that the curriculum focus on principles of dentistry and on teaching future dentists how to learn and instill in them the desire to continue to learn about the profession.
Recently renovated clinics give UK one of the most modern teaching facility in the United States. Each operatory is designed to meet high infection control standards. Operatories feature chairs that allow for computerized patient positioning, articulating lights, fiber optic units, and photopolymerization units for curing biomaterials. In anticipating the future, the College included provisions for connecting electric handpieces into the 60 operatories. UK is the first institution in the nation with these new features in its clinics. Similar equipment also has been added in oral radiology, orthodontics, and pediatric dentistry. An additional feature in the renovation included preclinical simulations using mannequins in a clinical setting. Also, all operatories on the third floor were wired with ethernet to provide a gateway to the internet and to build a foundation for an electronic patient record.