2017–2018 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools

For Students Entering Dental School in Fall 2018 or Fall 2019

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In addition to providing profiles for 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, the 2017–2018 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools answers key questions about opportunities in dentistry, the dental school admissions process and financing a dental education.

ADEA has published and updated this comprehensive resource for more than five decades.

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  • Descriptive profiles of 66 U.S. dental schools and 10 Canadian dental schools, including:
    • State, province or international residency requirements.
    • Minimum preparation and degree requirements.
    • Dental Admission Test mean and range scores.
    • Grade point average mean and range.
    • Special programs and services, including summer enrichment programs.
    • Estimated costs.
    • Descriptions of schools’ curriculums.
  • Several comparative tables for easy review of schools’ data, including:
    • Applicants and enrollees—by gender, race and ethnicity and in-state versus out-of-state.
    • Admissions requirements.
    • 2016 entering class characteristics.
  • Tips for writing a dental school application essay.
  • Details on submitting the ADEA AADSAS® application
  • Helpful advice for high school and undergraduate students about getting into dental school.
  • Guidelines for financing dental school, including:

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Based on feedback about the previous online edition, we are developing a more robust online version of the Official Guide and the anticipated launch is summer 2017. The new online version is a database containing the content from the dental school profiles in the print edition, and will feature searchable and filterable data fields and a responsive, mobile-friendly format. When there is a more firm launch date we will announce it here and on the ADEA GoDental® website. Check back for updates.