Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Admissions

The UNE College of Dental Medicine seeks high-quality, self-motivated, ethical applicants to become dentists through a program of study that incorporates the latest in dental practices, equipment and technology, as well as principles in public health, health policy and business, while providing care to a wide variety of patients in the clinic on our Portland Campus and in clinics throughout New England.

Our primary goal is to attract students who share our educational objectives and can be successful in the curriculum.

The College seeks a diverse and balanced student population, and will consider academic and non-academic criteria in selecting applicants. A “whole file review” process will be used to assess applicants in the areas of:

  • Academic record and scholastic ability 
  • Leadership potential
  • Community service experience 
  • Career goals 
  • Personal qualities 
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Maturity

Important Dates to Remember

  • June 2nd ADEA AADSAS application portal opens for the 2014-15 cycle.
  • November 1st  Deadline for application to UNE’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Program through the ADEA AADSAS application portal.  All applications for admissions must be electronically submitted through ADEA AADSAS

PTCAS will send your application to UNE after the application file is complete and verified. Please be sure to check the status of your PTCAS portal account to be certain that all of your materials have been received and your application has been sent to your selected schools.

September through December: On-Campus Interview Sessions by invitation only.

For specific academic dates, please view the UNE Academic Calendar.

**PLEASE NOTE**

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Two letters of recommendation are required, with one being from a science professor.  It is recommended that the second comes from a dentist.  Committee letters are accepted in place of the two required letters.  All recommendation letters must be submitted via AADSAS in order to be reviewed by the admissions committee.

Admissions

PREREQUISITE COURSES

COURSES

SPECIFICS

SEMESTER HRS

Quarter hrs

General Biology (Zoology acceptable)

Lab

4

6

Microbiology

Lab

4

6

General Chemistry

Lab

4

6

Organic Chemistry

Lab

4

6

Biochemistry

 

3

4

Additional Biology, Chemistry and/or

Physics courses

 

16

24

English Composition/Technical Writing

 

3

4

 

Recommended Courses:

  • Studies that include Human Physiology are strongly recommended
  • Others:
    • Human Anatomy
    • Physics
    • Business, Computers
    • 3-Dimensional Art (e.g. Sculpture)
    • Communications
    • Ethics
    • Histology and/or Genetics

ACADEMIC/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 (Applicants who meet the minimum requirements for application should understand that the average GPA and number of hours of direct patient care for students accepted into the program are well above the minimum requirements.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview or acceptance.)

  • College/University Education: formal minimum of three years college or university coursework from a regionally accredited school (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours); however, baccalaureate degree is preferred
  • US Dental Admissions Test (DAT): Applicants are required to take and submit DAT scores. The DAT examination must be taken by November 2nd of the application year and scores must be sent directly to ADEA AADSAS from the American Dental Association.
  • Demonstrated Community Service: Applicants must demonstrate community service through volunteerism or service-oriented employment
  • Clinical Dental Experience: Minimum of thirty (30) hours dental experience is required
  • Technical Standards for Dental Medicine: Applicants must meet all technical standards for the profession.

Note: Before matriculation, accepted applicants will be expected to meet all health immunization requirements; to obtain a physical examination with proof of up-to-date immunization status.  Please visit Student Health Care for details.

Students must consent to and have an acceptable criminal background check prior to matriculation and periodically throughout the DMD program.

PROCEDURES AND POLICIES

  • Applications for admissions are accepted through the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)
  • Applications must be submitted to AADSAS by posted deadline. Given the normally heavy volume of applications, it is strongly encouraged that completed applications be submitted as early as possible in the cycle. The AADSAS application portal opens at the beginning of June each year
  • Upon request, submit supplemental application and all supplemental materials directly to UNE by the posted deadline.
  • On-campus interviews, by invitation only, are required for admission to the program
  • Applicants are selected for interviews on a rolling basis, with interviews taking place between September and March of each year.
  • UNE follows the AADSAS “traffic” rules and accepted applicants are notified by mail on or after December 1st until the class has been filled.
  • International applicants and applicants with international degrees must have transcripts evaluated for degree and grade equivalency to that of a regionally accredited US institution. See International Applicants for a list of educational credential evaluators. 
  • International applicants must submit the International Student Supplemental Application Form at time of acceptance to the university.
  • All applicants to UNE must be able to understand and communicate in English to be admitted to the university. UNE accepts several methods of English Proficiency, see International Applicants. English Proficiency requirement must be completed at the time of application.
  • Official transcripts for degrees and other prerequisites completed after the submission of the AADSAS application must be submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions prior to matriculation. (This includes all degrees/coursework in progress and planned at the time of submission of the AADSAS application)

For additional information on the admissions process and requirements, please access the Dental Medicine website.

Policy exceptions

The Dental Medicine program and the DMD Admissions Committee reserve the right to make exceptions to the admissions criteria and to make changes or exceptions to policies and procedures, on a case by case basis, when it deems such a decision is necessary and appropriate.

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Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit

No transfer credit will be granted.

Advanced Placement

No Advanced Placement will be granted.

Experiential Learning

No credit will be awarded to students for experiential learning.

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