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University of Kentucky School of Dentistry
University of Kentucky School of Dentistry
  • Year founded: 1962
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 66
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University of Kentucky School of Dentistry
Dental School
Lexington
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 35 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS N/A 0 Responses
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Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $31,088
  • Non - Resident Tuition $63,472
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG DAT 19.0
  • AVG GPA 3.6

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
  • Chandler Medical Center
  • Lexington 40536
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

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.

Curriculum

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.

Facilities

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.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 30
Negatively 3
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.74 35

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.04 27

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"No suggestions, just thanks" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestion, you guys made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep it up. The people were so kind and reassuring to everyone and just said to be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Skip the paperwork entirely, 90% of the application was paper-free, I'd like to see 100%, with an on" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I noticed you attended many schools (4yr school, multiple community colleges). Can you elaborate on that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You made a C+ what happened and how would you improve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your job at blank relate to detistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us how you adapted when you moved back to the US and living abroad for 8 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give one specific example of a challenge that you faced and different tools or resources you used to handle it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose UKCD?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you were accepted here or College X would you go here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you unique?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Since you're out of state, is UK still one of your top choices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets discuss this grade, what can you tell me about it? (well sure, it was crappy, but I made an A when I retook it)!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about your grades and DAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

"What attracts you to dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are your shadowing hours low" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions were asked about my college transcripts." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell us about your military background?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when you’ve had to work with people different from you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the interviewer, what would you ask you (the interviewee)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knowing that University of Kentucky values diversity, how will you contribute to that If you attend this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite dental procedure?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What service opportunity that you have participated in has left the most lasting impression on you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your patient comes in and has forgotten to take their pre-medication do you not see them, give them the antibiotic and wait a full hour, or go ahead and see them as soon as they've taken the antibiotic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"None--they were pretty straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will keep you motivated years down the road?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers talked about a trip she took out west, near my hometown." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unusual." More from this Member | Report Response

"Any unusual interest?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ways i would improve access to care" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you tutor a person to lose their accent?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why dentistry instead of medicine or another field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits did I think I needed to have to be a successful dentist" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were that interesting, but one interviewer's questions were pretty personal. The interviewer was respectful, though." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you make an oboe reed/how does an oboe reed work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I asked your friends to name a positive attribute of yours, what do you think they would tell me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there any questiions I left out that I should have asked? Is there anything else I should know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you related to ............?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing unexpected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was pretty standard. " More from this Member | Report Response

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