Michigan Dental

DMD2BE1122

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Jul 5, 2006
66
0
0
  1. Dental Student
Is Michigan the best dental school in the country? On there website it says there #1. What do you guys think? I think it would be Harvard but I guess Michigan is the new Harvard.

Michigan Dental Class of 2011
 

Snahster

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Nov 9, 2006
241
0
0
  1. Pre-Dental
Is Michigan the best dental school in the country? On there website it says there #1. What do you guys think? I think it would be Harvard but I guess Michigan is the new Harvard.

Michigan Dental Class of 2011

lol no.... it's up there but def not number one. I'd say there are a few above it. If ur looking at NIH funding tho, they might be at the top right now.
 
About the Ads

purduephigam

SuPurdueper Member
10+ Year Member
Aug 19, 2006
410
1
0
Suburbia
  1. Dental Student
On there website it says there #1.

It's "their"

And a dental education is what you make of it. Every program has its pros and cons. You need to find a program that fits what you want to do (clinical, specializing, research, etc.) If you are thinking of going to school "X" because of the name they boast, then you have a lot to learn my friend.
 
About the Ads

Flyingdentist

Full Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Oct 6, 2006
94
0
151
MD
  1. Pre-Dental
Yes, as was stated the #1 rank is in NIH grants. Michigan dental has consistently been in the top 3 or 4 for the past several years for research funding. What that means is that they have top quality scientists. ALSO, if you look at the faculty there, alot of the researchers are DDS/PhDs. The head of the perio dept is a DDS/PhD who studies hormonal control of bone regeneration. The head of the pediatrics department works on tooth regeneration. So it's still a good school.

HOWEVER, when you're picking a dental school, you need to pick what's best for you as an individual. That's going to vary from person to person. See what place makes you happy. THAT'S what's most important here.
 

IheartTeeth

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Oct 3, 2006
77
0
0
  1. Pre-Dental
Is Michigan the best dental school in the country? On there website it says there #1. What do you guys think? I think it would be Harvard but I guess Michigan is the new Harvard.

Michigan Dental Class of 2011



sorry to burst you little bubble, but no, they aren't the #1 dental school. Just because they get the most money for research doesn't mean they are a good dental school, it just means you'll have lots of research opportunities. It especially doesn't mean you will have any better clinical skills than the rest. In fact I would be willing to bet any student coming out of UDM could drill circles around UM students. But, UDM students might not have as much research experience....its all in what you care about.
 

prez_al

Full Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
May 17, 2006
745
1
0
  1. Resident [Any Field]
sorry to burst you little bubble, but no, they aren't the #1 dental school. Just because they get the most money for research doesn't mean they are a good dental school, it just means you'll have lots of research opportunities. It especially doesn't mean you will have any better clinical skills than the rest. In fact I would be willing to bet any student coming out of UDM could drill circles around UM students. But, UDM students might not have as much research experience....its all in what you care about.
Eh, you might be right... I just remember being told at my UDM interview "we're not Michigan".
 

tissy

Full Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 2, 2005
783
12
286
Connecticut
  1. Dentist
I think anywhere you go you can get a great education! It's all what you put in and get out of it. Some people will just do there four years at a school with reputation without really learning anything. Just because they graduated from that school doesn't mean they are the going to be a great dentist. Like I said before it's what you put in.
 

Flyingdentist

Full Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Oct 6, 2006
94
0
151
MD
  1. Pre-Dental
I think anywhere you go you can get a great education! It's all what you put in and get out of it. Some people will just do there four years at a school with reputation without really learning anything. Just because they graduated from that school doesn't mean they are the going to be a great dentist. Like I said before it's what you put in.

Completely agree. Alot of it is what you make of it. In the end we're all coming out as dentists.
 

IheartTeeth

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Oct 3, 2006
77
0
0
  1. Pre-Dental
Completely agree. Alot of it is what you make of it. In the end we're all coming out as dentists.

I also completely agree with Tissy....I get really aggravated with people that think their schools is better than others, because in the end we're all going to have a DDS or a DMD and be dentists, but we choose the one that fits us the best and what we want to be prepared for. I think we should all be prideful of our school, but I don't think its necessary to say...well my school is #1....blah blah blah.
 
About the Ads

Flyingdentist

Full Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Oct 6, 2006
94
0
151
MD
  1. Pre-Dental
I also completely agree with Tissy....I get really aggravated with people that think their schools is better than others, because in the end we're all going to have a DDS or a DMD and be dentists, but we choose the one that fits us the best and what we want to be prepared for. I think we should all be prideful of our school, but I don't think its necessary to say...well my school is #1....blah blah blah.


It might also be helpful to notice that at your interviews, how often did schools outright bash other ones? In my interview cycle there were sometimes "hints" as to why one school is stronger in an area than another one, but never did anyone outright mouth off about other schools. Remember you're talking about potential colleagues. The last thing you want is to piss off someone you might have to depend on later.
 

Dr JPH

Membership Revoked
Removed
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Feb 4, 2000
5,910
36
0
www.pcom.edu
  1. Resident [Any Field]
I would just like to call attention to the probationary status of the OP due to numerous threads started to troll and otherwise cause arguments throughout SDN.

I doubt this person has been accepted to professional school of any type MD/DO, DDS/DMD or anything of the sort.

Dont let this poster cause a rift.

:thumbup:
 

muz

Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Mar 13, 2006
200
0
0
why must people ask the same question all the time....who is number one? there is a reason why they got rid of rankings...just because you go to a no name school like UDM...doesnt mean ur any less of a dentist...and just because one goes to a school with a great name like michigan doesnt make u a better dentist...
 

clc8503

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Apr 1, 2005
380
1
0
36
Houston Texas
Is Michigan the best dental school in the country? On there website it says there #1. What do you guys think? I think it would be Harvard but I guess Michigan is the new Harvard.

Michigan Dental Class of 2011

HA HA! I thought you were applying to Medical School loser. Good luck with the whole dental backup plan....
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 14 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.