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Best Clinical Program?

  • Temple

  • Detroit-Mercy

  • Maryland

  • Kentucky


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Nov 17, 2019
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In terms of clinical experience, out of Temple, Maryland, Detroit-Mercy, and University of Kentucky which would be at the top and what makes them special? Do they schedule their own patients? Place implants? Have their own chair? Each schools individual requirements?

If current dental students could answer or share their experiences that would be awesome.
 
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Nov 14, 2019
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In my opinion, they all are good in terms of clinical education. However, I know that Detroit is very expensive and I'm not sure about the rest but I would def. consider the price when I choose between schools. I would get a paper and pen and make a pros and cons list and see how much I'm going to be paying at each school and also see which city I liked that most. Also, I would see would be closer to home and if they are not close to home I would see how much the flights would be on average for each school and compare between each school.
Good luck to you!! I know its a very hard decision. :)
 
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Dec 2, 2019
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Temple is known for its clinical excellence. If you are looking at clinical experience only, Temple is definitely the way to go. I would say UK is a close second. Both schools will allow you to place implants, which is something that is quite rare.

This is what I have gathered from students/other pre-dents though. I am not a student at either one yet, so take what I say with a grain of salt. I do plan on attending UK though, so we could be classmates :)
 
Nov 17, 2019
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Pre-Dental
Temple is known for its clinical excellence. If you are looking at clinical experience only, Temple is definitely the way to go. I would say UK is a close second. Both schools will allow you to place implants, which is something that is quite rare.

This is what I have gathered from students/other pre-dents though. I am not a student at either one yet, so take what I say with a grain of salt. I do plan on attending UK though, so we could be classmates :)
I learned that Temple actually only allows students to restore but not to physically place implants. Other detail is Kentucky’s utilization and focus of digital dentistry so I’m not sure Temples clinical excellence tops Kentucky. I think Temples patient pool is larger however.


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Dec 2, 2019
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I learned that Temple actually only allows students to restore but not to physically place implants. Other detail is Kentucky’s utilization and focus of digital dentistry so I’m not sure Temples clinical excellence tops Kentucky. I think Temples patient pool is larger however.


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For sure. It's a hard decision. Also, UK allows you to see patients starting D2, which is really early since most schools let their students start D3. In regards to the patient pool though, remember that Temple has more than twice the number of students UK has. So a patient pool twice as large is not that big a deal imo. Good luck!
 

superman0420

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For sure. It's a hard decision. Also, UK allows you to see patients starting D2, which is really early since most schools let their students start D3. In regards to the patient pool though, remember that Temple has more than twice the number of students UK has. So a patient pool twice as large is not that big a deal imo. Good luck!
UK has a very strong clinical experience. UK allows D1s to start working on patients (kids) doing cleanings.
 
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wengerout

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Even though at Kentucky you can place implants there?
Yes. I know someone who goes there and their experience makes it very hard to recommend going there. Seen much better experiences at Temple.
 
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