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Discussion in 'Dental' started by Doogie Howser, May 5, 2007.

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  1. Doogie Howser

    Doogie Howser practicing since age 12 5+ Year Member

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    please don't hi-jack this thread into an argument about how you don't need the name of a school to get into a residency, i understand that it is ultimately down to the student on whether he/she gets in.

    with that being said, which schools have a reputation for high board scores and which schools have a reputation for high amounts of specialization in their graduating class.

    thanks
     
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  3. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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  4. Doogie Howser

    Doogie Howser practicing since age 12 5+ Year Member

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    the reason why i went and started this thread is because every one of them pops up it very quickly gets hi-jacked by people yelling and screaming at each other (i've noticed this happens a lot by tx oms, heh) and not much useful information is derived out of them once that happens.
     
  5. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    All the information you're looking for already exists. Also, if you're expecting people to start being civil just beause you put a warning in your original post, realize this thread will probably be worse than all the others.
     
  6. dentalman

    dentalman Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Maybe that is because it doesn't really matter.
     
  7. Doogie Howser

    Doogie Howser practicing since age 12 5+ Year Member

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    wow, i really must thank you for all of your help. you really answered my question to its fullest extent. thank god sdn is filled with helpful people like you.
     
  8. DDSY

    DDSY Bright Lights at Night 7+ Year Member

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    Generally speaking the schools with the best board scores and specialization rates are the ones that have higher average GPA and DAT. As you said, it is ultimately up to the students. . .
     
  9. gryffindor

    gryffindor Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    The answer to both parts of your question can be summed in one word: Harvard.
     
  10. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Note to you: just becuase you don't like the answer, doesn't mean it is wrong. The user who stated that this has been discussed in MANY threads is correct. The search function would find answers much quicker.
     
  11. 1992Corolla

    1992Corolla CheerioKing 7+ Year Member

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    Let me save you about 20 seconds (the average time a search takes):

    Meharry, Puerto Rico, Howard, Yale, Stanford, and Temple
     
  12. dentalman

    dentalman Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  13. Jone

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    UCLA, Uconn, Harvard, Columbia, Upenn
     
  14. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Okay, you forgot a few. Allow me to update the list:

    Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

    Baylor College of Dentistry, A Member of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center

    Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

    Case School of Dental Medicine

    Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

    Creighton University School of Dentistry

    Harvard School of Dental Medicine

    Howard University College of Dentistry

    Indiana University School of Dentistry

    Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

    Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

    Marquette University School of Dentistry

    Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry

    Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine

    Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

    Midwestern University

    New York University College of Dentistry

    Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine

    Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry

    Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

    Stony Brook University

    The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University

    The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

    Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

    University at Buffalo

    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

    University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry

    University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry

    University of Colorado School of Dentistry

    University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

    University of Florida College of Dentistry

    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

    University of Iowa College of Dentistry

    University of Kentucky College of Dentistry

    University of Louisville School of Dentistry

    University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery

    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School

    University of Michigan School of Dentistry

    University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

    University of Mississippi School of Dentistry

    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

    University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

    University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

    University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

    University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

    University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

    University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry

    University of Southern California School of Dentistry

    University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch

    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School

    University of Washington School of Dentistry

    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

    West Virginia University School of Dentistry
     
  15. EmanUT

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    armor, give the guy a break. He was asking which schools have the best reputation for specializing. By reading his first sentance, he understands that it is up to the student. I agree with you that students from every dental school in the country will specialize, but it is ignorant to say that every school produces the same number of specialists.

    With that said, some schools are significantly better at producing specialists than other schools. While on the interview trail, I was told a few times that ~80% of dental grads to general dentistry while ~20% go on to specialize. At Maryland, they told me that less than 15 students out of 130 continue to speciality programs. There are tons of other schools out there with similar numbers. Schools like Creighton, Nova, Marquette, etc. have really good clinical reputations and the vast majority of their students go on to practice general dentistry. At Harvard (~90%), Columbia (~50), Penn(~25%), UCLA (~50%) and UCSF (unsure) we were told a significantly higher number of students went on to specialize. These schools have curriculums designed to give the students more opportunities and exposure to the specialty programs.

    So yes, you can specialize by going to any dental school in the country, but those mentioned earlier have a better reputation for getting graduates into specialty programs.
     
  16. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana. 10+ Year Member

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    Doogie Howser was a M.D. not a DDS/DMD.:confused: So are you in the wrong thread? Just wondering, everyone over here loves dentistry, are you leaving med school or something?

    The schools with the best rate of specalization tend to be (not always) the hardest ones to get into.
     
  17. gryffindor

    gryffindor Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    armorshell, you forgot to include all the Canadian schools since they are equivalent to the American schools, just way harder to get into.
     
  18. Doogie Howser

    Doogie Howser practicing since age 12 5+ Year Member

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    haha made this name back when i was thinking about med school, but i figured that i would choose the better profession.

    thank you to the people who actually answered my question.
     
  19. aphistis

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    Closing.
     

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