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New Dental School in Arizona???

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by leviham, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. leviham

    leviham Member
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    This might be just a rumor, but I heard this weekend from a somewhat reliable source that an osteopathic school in Glendale, AZ announced to their students that a new dental school will be opening there in Fall 2007. Has anyone else heard anything about this?
     
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    True, in the next few years, 8-10 there will be an entire Health Care Facility in Mesa, AZ. ASDOH is already there but land is set aside for this new DO. Why is this in the Pre-Dent forum?
     
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    Forget my post, different school.
     
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    I think I've heard this rumor too, but I don't know why we would need another school here in AZ...but then again, I don't understand why Utah would need a school and yet it looks like that one might be happening as well. Who knows?
     
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    AZ has one Dental school, Utah has zero. Utah doesn't need one? I'm sure you were happy to hear when ASDOH opened it's doors (assuming you are a AZ resident). Because everyone knows resident applicants are not as competitive as non-residents. It doesn't matter to me because it won't open soon enough. But there are a lot of Utah students who deserve to be in Dental school but aren't because non-residents Utah students have to have higher stats.
     
  7. burton117

    burton117 The Big Kahuna
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    Which school is it, then?
     
  8. TimR

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    I may be wrong but i think utah has more dental school applicants per capita than any other state. BYU had over 300 this year alone....
     
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    TimR, no, you're not wrong, the other guy is.
     
  10. ElDienteLoco

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    Actually, I am a Utah resident raised eating shakes from Granny's (locals go to Dairy Keen now) and skiing for free at Park West er...Wolf Mountain er...The Canyons (remember the honor roll passes). I was also one of those 300+ applicants from the Y. (Over 92% get in). Good Utah applicants do deserve to go to dental school, but dental schools do not start because there are enough students who "deserve" to go there. They start because the state has a need to train more dentists...because the state does not have enough practicing dentists to serve the people of the state. If you can think of anywhere in Utah where dentists are sorely needed, you had better keep it a secret so you might be able to practice there after d-school. I know it stinks being from Utah because the only deals are R-DEP - but who wants to go to Creighton - and R-DEP "at large" - which I think will be a better deal, but very few (12??) of the 500+ applicants will be able to take advantage. If Utah successfully starts a dental school at the U, it will be even harder to compete in an already flooded market. Fees are already much lower than the rest of the country. (I worked in a general office in AF that charged fees only 10% more than what my dental school clinic fees are)

    Also, being a private school, Arizona residency has very little to do with acceptance or tuition at ASDOH.

    I'm by no means, a Utah Applicant HATER...I just don't think Utah should open a dental school because someday I may want to practice in Utah and would prefer a market no more flooded than it currently is.

    Best of luck.
     
  11. Omahahahaha

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    I'm assuming you are applied for the program and were not accepted. I hope things are good for you in AZ. Creighton is a high quality school and the 10 individuals in my class that came from the R-DEP are very good students and are happy to be here.
     
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    There have been rumors of Utah building a dental school for 20 years...in other words I'll believe it when I see it. I would also never want to go there either. Utah is way to saturated. even if you got the r-dep at large and came back to Utah and got 64K over four years....c'mon, in any other state you could make that in half a year! Its not worth coming back to utah if that is the only motivation.16k a year for four years!

    This is my opinion though. I have some buddies who are coming back. one did get the at large (hes a firster at louisville) and the other is going to buy his dads succesful practice in orem.

    As far as dental schools being built...it depends on the state funding and the need for a school. Vegas NEEDED a new school. Illinois used to have SEVEN schools but now have two. supply and demand. Thos of us who do get into dental school should cheer that demand is greater than supply:)
     
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    I'm fairly well connected around these parts and have heard nothing of a new dental school opening in Arizona, much less one associated with an osteopathic program.

    A new osteopathic program is opening here on our dental school campus, though. It's the Mesa College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is part of AT Still University, just like the Arizona School of Denistry and the Kirksville College of Osteopathic medicine.

    I believe that is slated to begin in 2007 with the inaugural class.
     

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