Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

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    $371,392*
    76
    2,653
    3.42
    19.5
    Private
    2003
    Mesa, AZ
    *Note: Cost calculation does not include living expenses, student loan interest, or loan origination fees. 
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    Background

    Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) is a private dental school located in Mesa, Arizona. The school is affiliated with A.T. Still University, a non-profit, private, graduate health sciences school with campuses in Arizona and Missouri. A.T. Still was the first osteopathic medical in the world.

    In 2003, ASDOH became Arizona’s first dental school. ASDOH places an emphasis on public health and partners with community health centers across the nation. Fourth year dental students rotate through a series of externships to these partner community health centers and provide dental care to underserved communities throughout the nation.

    Each class cohort consists of 76 students. Applicants to the school are expected to have a strong background in community service as demonstrated through volunteerism or service-oriented employment. Shadowing is not considered a volunteer service activity.

    Tuition and Fees

    • Tuition: $76,282
    • Annual Increase: 4-7%
    • Externship Travel (4th Year): $3,000
    • Educational Supply Fee: $1,050
    • Equipment Lab Fee: $8,852
    • Total Tuition and Fees with 5% annual increase: $371,392.96

    Prerequisites

    • All prerequisite coursework must be taken from a U.S. regionally accredited institution.
    • It is highly recommended that science prerequisite courses be taken within 5 years of applying.
    • ASDOH no longer allows prerequisite credits for AP or CLEP.
    CourseCredits
    Biology with Lab (or zoology / microbiology)8 Semester / 12 Quarter Hours
    General Chemistry with Lab8 Semester / 12 Quarter Hours
    Organic Chemistry with Lab4 Semester / 6 Quarter Hours
    Anatomy3 Semester / 4 Quarter Hours
    Microbiology3 Semester / 4 Quarter Hours
    Physics8 Semester / 12 Quarter Hours
    Human Physiology3 Semester / 4 Quarter Hours
    Biochemistry3 Semester / 4 Quarter Hours
    English Composition / Technical Writing3 Semester / 4 Quarter Hours

    Admissions

    A formal minimum of three years (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours), but a baccalaureate degree is preferred.

    • All pre-requisite course work must have been completed from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
    • All applicants are required to take and submit the US Dental Admissions Test (DAT) scores via the AADSAS site on or before December 1 of the application year. No scores older than three years will be accepted.
    • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative and science grade point average of 2.50 on a four-point scale (3.0 minimum recommended). The overall and science GPA, the school(s) attended, and the rigor of the academic course load are all assessed on an individual basis.
    • Applicants are required to provide a minimum of TWO (2) letters of recommendation. ONE letter must be from a Science Faculty OR  Predental Committee Member and ONE from a Dentist.
    • Applicants can also submit an additional letter of recommendation from a Community Service Supervisor. The letter from the Community Service Supervisor must be from a broad-based volunteer community service project in which the applicant was involved but NOT paid.
    • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident or hold appropriate proof of immigration visa status that allows for academic study in the U.S..
    • A formal minimum of three years college or university coursework from a regionally accredited school in the United States only (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours), but a baccalaureate degree is preferred.

    Curriculum

    First Year

    • DOH 504 – Introduction to Dentistry

      • 2.3 Credit Hours
      • This module is intended to be a “break” from the intense biomedical science modules during that semester and to introduce principles and concepts in dentistry fundamental to the understanding of the pre-clinical curriculum. Topics of instruction in this module include Introduction to Dental Anatomy and Terminology, History of Dentistry, Introduction to Research and Evidence Based Dentistry, Public Health, Ethics, Dental Business, Radiology, Behavioral Science, Introduction to Preventive Dentistry, and Simulation Clinic exercises to introduce the manual dexterity and basic operative skills that will be necessary for the pre-clinical courses.
    • DOH 510 – Craniofacial Embryology

      • 2.2 Credit Hours
      • This module studies the structure, function and development of the craniofacial complex with emphasis microscopic anatomy of the epithelia, teeth, salivary glands, tongue and tonsils.
    • DOH 511 – Genetics

      • 1.4 Credit Hours
      • Given the extensive developments regarding the genetic basis for oral disease, dental genetics is presented to develop a basic understanding of genetics and its link to oral conditions.
    • DOH 512 – Medical Microbiology

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This module introduces the dental student to the biology of microbes – viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and helminthes – with an emphasis on medical microbiology. Essential microbial physiology, genetics and immunology are presented with medically important microbial infections discussed from the standpoint of etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and prevention.
    • DOH 513 – Pharmacology I

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This module integrates and reinforces the basic science material by combining the clinical aspects of the pathology of a certain system, its oral manifestations and dental management with the pharmacological basis for its treatment. Using patient cases to illustrate these concepts, students analyze medical histories to discuss the dental implications of the specific pathology, while emphasizing its pharmacological management. This module will also introduce the dental student to the basic concepts and principles of pharmacology with emphasis on drug classes of significance to dentistry.
    • DOH 514 – Craniofacial Histology

      • 1.9 Credit Hours
      • This module studies the histology and basic physiology of the integument, connective tissues bone and muscle of the craniofacial complex.
    • DOH 516 – Clinical Pathology

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This module covers more in depth first the clinical pathology associated with each of the systems discussed in previous modules and later relates the pathology to their effect on the body systems, oral cavity and oral conditions.
    • DOH 521 – Musculoskeletal

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This module examines the musculoskeletal and articular systems from a gross anatomical viewpoint focusing on the upper extremities, skull, and vertebral column. Additionally, the cranial nerves will be introduced along with the clinically-relevant gross anatomy of the thorax will be outlined and discussed. By necessity of the topic, some human physiology will also be discussed where necessary.
    • DOH 523 – Neuroscience

      • 4.8 Credit Hours
      • This module covers the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, cranial nerves, special sensory and autonomic nervous system which will be explored in terms of their structure, function, dysfunction, and clinical relevance to medicine and dentistry.
    • DOH 525 – Endocrinology

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • The endocrine system presents the first organ-centric system. The basic anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and clinical applications of the endocrine systems are presented.
    • DOH 526 – Hematology

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • The histology, function and clinical application of blood and its components are presented in this module. Immune functions of blood will be detailed in a subsequent module.
    • DOH 527 – Cardiopulmonary

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This module will cover core principles in the complexities of the cardiopulmonary system in its various roles (maintenance of cardiac output, mean arterial pressure, and blood gases; hemostasis; exchange of materials with tissues; and the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary system disease, etc.). A core knowledge base will be presented and problem solving skills, information retrieval skills, and teamwork will be encouraged.
    • DOH 528 – Immunology

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • The immune system is discussed from cellular to humoral components.
    • DOH 529 – Metabolism

      • 7.5 Credit Hours
      • This module presents the biochemical concepts and metabolic pathways involved in basic human systems. It integrates metabolic pathways with concepts of cell biology and physiology by focusing on the function on the pathways, the cellular and organ localization of the pathways, and how they are regulated and coordinated with each other.
    • DOH 531 – Digestive System

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This module will demonstrate core principles in the complexities of the Digestive System in its various roles (digestion, absorption, transport at the molecular level, motility, the mucosal immune system, pathophysiology of digestive system disease, etc.). A core knowledge base will be presented and problem solving skills, information retrieval skills, and teamwork will be encouraged.
    • DOH 532 – Renal

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • Discussion of the role of the kidneys in maintaining body fluid homeostasis, fundamental renal anatomy including renal circulation, the principal events of renal function, the regulation of renal function and the consequences of impaired renal function.
    • DOH 533 – Male, Female Reproduction

      • 3.2 Credit Hours
      • Treatment of the male and female reproductive systems with emphasis on the more complex female reproductive physiology and its impact on dental treatment.
    • DOH 541 – Head and Neck Anatomy

      • 7.5 Credit Hours
      • This module is a comprehensive treatment of the clinical gross anatomy of the head and neck as well as a detailed discussion of the cranial nerves applicable to the practice of dentistry.
    • DOH 551 – Occlusion and Articulation

      • 3.2 Credit Hours
      • Students are presented with descriptions and illustrations of mandibular positions and movements related to guidance by the teeth and joints and to neuromuscular mechanisms underlying mastication and swallowing. Static contacts and pathways from these contacts are presented in lecture and in laboratory exercises. Periodontal response to occlusal forces, both normal and pathologic, are related to cusp-fossa excursions and to occlusal schemes.
    • DOH 552 – Fundamentals of Dental Materials

      • 2.2 Credit Hours
      • This course will introduce students to fundamental principles and concepts of dental materials science. The four categories of materials, ceramics, composites, metals and polymers, will be discussed by giving examples of commonly used dental materials. Each material will be evaluated in terms of their molecular structure and physical, mechanical, chemical and biological properties. These materials will subsequently be reviewed from a practical practicing viewpoint as they are later presented in specific clinical-type disciplines.
    • DOH 555 – Dental Anatomy

      • 4.3 Credit Hours
      • Discussion of the morphology and nomenclature of individual teeth of the primary and permanent dentition, as well as eruption patterns. External and internal crown and root morphology of both the permanent and primary dentitions will be presented.
    • DOH 560 – Oral Microbiology

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This module introduces dental students to the fundamentals of oral microbiology, with a focus on oral microbial ecology, the dental plaque biofilm, the microbiology of dental caries and periodontal disease, and microbial approaches for preventing oral diseases. This module is designed to follow directly from ASDOH 512 Medical Microbiology and ASDOH 528 Immunology, and to build directly on the knowledge and concepts learned in those modules. This module is designed to analyze major mechanisms of important oral infectious diseases and the resultant useful and harmful responses of the host. The focus is on understanding underlying processes using key example oral diseases to give depth for evaluating microbial virulence mechanisms. This basic material will help students connect with future basic science and clinical experiences, and locate and evaluate new information concerning past, present and future oral infectious diseases and their treatments. The module starts with an overview of oral immunology and microbiology. Then it progresses through an analysis of key oral viral and fungal diseases, followed by oral ecology and biofilms. This is followed by the microbiology of gingivitis, periodontal & endodontic diseases. The module ends with the microbiology of dental caries, starting with an examination of basic tooth structure (e.g.,hydroxyapatite) as well as saliva composition, and their relationship to lesion development. Key aspects of the microbiology of dental caries, with emphasis on understanding oral biofilms are next addressed. Several important anti-caries therapies, both current and potential, are examined in detail. The module emphasizes oral bacterial biofilms and plaque-related microbial diseases.
    • DOH 561 – Operative Dentistry I

      • 4.6 Credit Hours
      • This module will introduce the students to the basic theory and techniques of operative dentistry. Students will have the opportunity to combine the theoretical understanding and integration of clinical skills with medical science knowledge, develop technical skills in operative dentistry through the learning of basic intracoronal preparation and restorations in single teeth, investigate evolving technology, material science, and research, perform self-assessments, and develop a their professional conduct, attitude and appearance. The module will provide students the opportunity to apply clinical and professional skills in a simulated practice environment.
    • DOH 562 – Oral Soft Tissues

      • 1.6 Credit Hours
      • This beginning course will focus on the anatomy of the periodontium, the epidemiology and classification of periodontal diseases, the etiology of periodontal diseases, and periodontal pathology.
    • DOH 565 – Professionalism I

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • The purpose of this module is to impress upon students the importance of professional behavior in their lives and careers.
    • DOH 566 – Professionalism II

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • The purpose of this module is to impress upon students the importance of professional behavior in their lives and careers.
    • DOH 568 – Infection Control in Dentistry

      • 1.6 Credit Hours
      • The use of appropriate infection control precautions to protect against transmission of blood-borne and other occupational microbial pathogens utilizing evidence-based infection control and safety policies and practices.
    • DOH 570 – Clinic Orientation I

      • 1.3 Credit Hours
      • During the orientation period, students will have initial experiences working in the clinical setting to familiarize themselves with clinic protocols, infection control procedures, ergonomics, assisting, taking and recording vitals. Students will be introduced to the rationale and application of ergonomic principles related to performing restorative dentistry when using dental auxiliaries. Students will learn the basic principles of four-handed dentistry and apply that learning in the clinical setting. There will be classroom and preclinical activity focused on strategies for maximizing the abilities of dental auxiliaries so as to provide a safe and productive clinical setting. Legal and ethical considerations of dental auxiliary training, employment and management will also be discussed.
    • DOH 594 – Operative Dentistry I LAB

      • 6.9 Credit Hours
      • This module will introduce the students to the basic theory and techniques of operative dentistry by providing students the opportunity to apply clinical and professional skills in a simulated practice environment.

    Second Year

    • DOH 601 – Complete Prosthodontics

      • 2.3 Credit Hours
      • In this module students will learn and apply the clinical skills necessary to create high quality complete dentures as well as nomenclature and concepts relevant to complete dental fabrications.
    • DOH 602 – Removable Partial Prosthodontics (RPD)

      • 3.7 Credit Hours
      • This module is designed to teach students a working nomenclature as well as the necessary design principles for fabricating and delivering high quality removable partial dentures (RPD’S). Students will design eight different RPD’S and learn to write laboratory work authorizations for good laboratory communication.
    • DOH 603 – Endodontics

      • 3 Credit Hours
      • This course expands upon the dental pulp module in the first year and introduces endodontic treatment technique and procedures. The goal of the pre-clinical endodontic program is to prepare the student to understand, recognize, diagnose and successfully treat diseases of and injuries to the pulp and periapical tissues. Management of common clinical endodontic problems that may be encountered in the practice of general dentistry will be emphasized. The lab course will acquaint the student with a simulated clinical application of the principles of endodontic therapy. Procedures will be performed on extracted teeth and the progression of the student will be evaluated and monitored throughout the course. As a prerequisite, the student should have an understanding of histology, general tooth anatomy, infection, inflammation and repair. Also, knowledge of managing the medically compromised patient. and systemic diseases.
    • DOH 604 – Fixed Prosthodontics

      • 1.6 Credit Hours
      • This module presents an overview of clinical procedures associated with both single unit and fixed partial denture restorations. The primary topics will focus on diagnostic, clinical and theoretical considerations for all-gold, metal-ceramic and all-ceramic single unit restorations with preparation and framework design for metal based fixed partial dentures. To improve understanding of the fabrication process, dental materials utilized in the fabrication and delivery of each restoration type will be summarized. The student will be able to discuss and assess each procedure performed.
    • DOH 605 – Implantology

      • 1.3 Credit Hours
      • The implant module presents basic understanding of the biological aspects necessary for successful implant therapy.
    • DOH 607 – TMD

      • 1.6 Credit Hours
      • The emphasis of this course is the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of the most common temporomandibular disorders. The lectures are organized in a sequence which will allow the student to understand the concepts in diagnosis and apply that understanding to the laboratory experiences.
    • DOH 608 – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

      • 1.9 Credit Hours
      • This course is an introductory level didactic presentation of the fundamental concepts of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental skills of oral surgery which apply to the practice of general dentistry.
    • DOH 609 – Periodontics

      • 2.1 Credit Hours
      • This intermediate course focuses on the application of basic sciences to clinical problems in periodontology. Students will be able to focus on the classification of periodontal diseases, diagnosis and management of periodontal diseases and non-surgical and surgical treatment. Emphasis will be placed on etiology, pathogenesis, treatment modalities and therapeutic and preventive periodontics in a clinical setting. Students will be able to support their treatment decisions with evidence-based literature.
    • DOH 611 – Pediatric Dentistry

      • 3.2 Credit Hours
      • This module will introduce and examine the clinical, operative and behavior management issues relating to Pediatric dentistry.
    • DOH 613 – Dentistry in the Community IA

      • 7 Credit Hours
      • The module focuses on community-based health promotion and disease prevention measures to improve the oral health of the population, as well as the characteristics of dental care delivery systems and the social, political, psychological and economic factors affecting utilization within the system.
    • DOH 616 – Special Needs & Geriatric Dentistry

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This course integrates basic disease processes, epidemiology, demographics, treatment planning, and principles of providing dental treatment for individuals with a wide variety of special needs. These include patients with physical, medical, developmental, and cognitive conditions, which limit the patients’ ability to receive routine oral care. In addition, this course will provide oral health professionals with tools to assess the needs of older adults, analyze their often complex medical, physical, and social situations, and provide optimum treatment for each individual.
    • DOH 622 – Dentistry in the Community IB

      • 4 Credit Hours
      • This course will look at various community-based programs: how best to develop, implement, and evaluate these programs as well as financing these programs. Students will work with a local organization/ institution/ agency to develop a comprehensive oral health plan for a community.
    • DOH 623 – Treatment Planning

      • 3.2 Credit Hours
      • The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop the logical thought processes needed for comprehensive, problem-oriented treatment planning for adult and medically complex patients. Previous didactic information will be utilized as the student applies this knowledge to the assessment and organization of specific patient data. Students will work in groups to prepare several diagnoses and problem lists needed to plan sequenced treatments. Students will also be provided a basic understanding of how various medical disorders can affect oral health and the delivery of dental care. This module is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of how various medical disorders can affect oral health and the delivery of dental care. In addition to learning basic information about common medical conditions, the student learns the process of risk assessment and treatment planning considerations for patients with typical medical disorders. Emphasis is placed on studying and researching various information resources.
    • DOH 624 – Oral Medicine

      • 4.6 Credit Hours
      • The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop the logical thought processes needed for comprehensive, problem-oriented treatment planning for adult and medically complex patients. Previous didactic information will be utilized as the student applies this knowledge to the assessment and organization of specific patient data. Students will work in groups to prepare several diagnoses and problem lists needed to plan sequenced treatments. Students will also be provided a basic understanding of how various medical disorders can affect oral health and the delivery of dental care. This module is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of how various medical disorders can affect oral health and the delivery of dental care. In addition to learning basic information about common medical conditions, the student learns the process of risk assessment and treatment planning considerations for patients with typical medical disorders. Emphasis is placed on studying and researching various information resources.
    • DOH 630 – Oral Pathology I

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This module provides a comprehensive overview of the variety of diseases and conditions, common and uncommon, which could be encountered in patients seen in a routine dental practice. It encompasses the application of basic principles of pathology orally as well as recognition of pathologic conditions unique to the mouth as well as oral manifestations of systemic disease. This module provides a comprehensive understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment of the myriad of diseases/conditions affecting the oral cavity and head and neck.
    • DOH 634 – Dental Anesthesia

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This module covers concepts and techniques related to the administration of local anesthetic agents and nitrous oxide. Course content includes a comprehensive review of pharmacologic agents used to obtain topical and local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia; risk assessment performed during the medical history review; patient selection criteria for choosing appropriate pain management strategies; prevention and treatment of medical emergencies; and patient management during anesthesia and nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia.
    • DOH 638 – Complete Prosthodontics LAB

      • 1.7 Credit Hours
      • In this module students will learn and apply the laboratory skills necessary to create high quality complete dentures as well as nomenclature and concepts relevant to complete dental fabrications.
    • DOH 641 – Fixed Pro LAB

      • 5.6 Credit Hours
      • This module presents an overview of laboratory procedures associated with both single unit and fixed partial denture restorations. The primary topics will focus on diagnostic, clinical and theoretical considerations for all-gold, metal-ceramic and all-ceramic single unit restorations with preparation and framework design for metal based fixed partial dentures. To improve understanding of the fabrication process, dental materials utilized in the fabrication and delivery of each restoration type will be summarized. The student will be able to discuss and assess each procedure performed.
    • DOH 642 – Implantology LAB

      • 0.7 Credit Hours
      • This module exposes students to one implant system in the laboratory portion of the course and there they perform some of the routine implant mechanics; this includes placement templates, simulated implant placement, impression transfer to the laboratory analogue, provisionalization and overdenture mechanics.
    • DOH 644 – Pharmacology II

      • 2.7 Credit Hours
      • This course expands upon the basic principles of pharmacology taught in Pharmacology 513 (pre-requisite). Content includes the rationale for use of specific drugs, drug indications/contraindications, and drug interactions of major drug classes used to treat common systemic conditions. Topics include drugs used to manage/treat cardiovascular disease, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory disorders, cancer and autoimmune diseases. Over-the-counter medications will be reviewed. Medication misuse, principles of addiction and drug abuse will also be discussed.
    • DOH 650 – Operative Dentistry II

      • 3.3 Credit Hours
      • This module is a continuation of the Operative Dentistry (D1) module. This module will expand the students’ knowledge of the theory and techniques of operative dentistry. Students will have the opportunity to combine the theoretical understanding and integration of clinical skills with medical science knowledge, develop properly sequenced treatment plan, develop technical skills in operative dentistry through learning more about intracoronal preparation and restorations in single teeth, develop clinical judgment, perform self-assessments, and develop their professional conduct, attitude and appearance. The module will provide students the opportunity to apply clinical and professional skills in a simulated practice environment.
    • DOH 655 – OMF Radiology I

      • 3.2 / 2.3 Credit Hours
      • This module will describe the principles of radiographic image acquisition for intraoral and panoramic x-ray modalities, radiobiology, radiation safety, recognition of radiographic anatomy, and interpretation of radiographic pathoses.
    • DOH 665 – Professionalism III

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • The purpose of this module is to impress upon students the importance of professional behavior in their lives and careers.
    • DOH 666 – Professionalism IV

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • The purpose of this module is to impress upon students the importance of professional behavior in their lives and careers.
    • DOH 667 – Ethics Jurisprudence

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • This is an introductory level course on ethics, professionalism, and jurisprudence as it relates to dentistry.
    • DOH 670 – Clinic Orientation II

      • 7 Credit Hours
      • During the orientation period, students will have initial experiences working in the clinical setting providing a variety of diagnostic, preventive, and anesthesia related procedures on each other while learning to operate and maintain the clinic equipment. Rotations through sterilization and locating equipment, supplies and the procedure for checking out equipment will also be included.
    • DOH 682 – Behavioral Science I

      • 1.3 Credit Hours
      • This module introduces and reviews the legitimacy, methods, disorders, ethics, and legal components of mental health/substance abuse disorders and social issues that impact the clinical dentist.
    • DOH 684 – Introduction to Lasers

      • 1.6 Credit Hours
      • This module will introduce the students to the basic theory and techniques of using lasers in dentistry. They will learn a comprehensive overview of the clinical applications of lasers in contemporary dental practices. Students will learn and understand the basic laser physics, the science behind laser tissue interactions, the operation of various lasers and basic safety aspects. They will comprehend the use of lasers in oral surgery, the full range of therapeutic applications for hard tissue, the indication and contraindications for lasers in periodontal therapy as well as laser-based diagnostics, and future aspects in laser dentistry. The students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical understanding and will practice their clinical and professional skills in simulated treatments.
    • DOH 694 – InterProfessional (IPE) Through the Lens of Oral Systemic Disease

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
    • DOH 699 – Evidence Based Dentistry

      • 2.2 Credit Hours
      • This course integrates access to and use of evidence in support of critical decision-making. Students will demonstrate mastery through professional presentation applying concepts associated with the basis of evidence-based approach to clinical practice in answering a specific clinical question.

    Third Year

    • DOH 701 – Clinic – Dentistry

      • 4.76 Credit Hours
      • This module will utilize small group discussions, lectures and problem-based learning groups in consideration of dental cases that will integrate knowledge of basic and clinical sciences in relation to patient care.
    • DOH 706 – Orthodontics

      • 2.4 Credit Hours
      • This module will aid students in the recognition and diagnosis of basic orthodontic conditions as well as minor treatment modalities.
    • DOH 714 – Dentistry in the Community II

      • 3 Credit Hours
      • The module focuses on community-based health promotion and disease prevention measures to improve the oral health of the population, as well as the characteristics of dental care delivery systems and the social, political, psychological and economic factors affecting utilization within the system.
    • DOH 765 – Professionalism V

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • The purpose of this module is to impress upon students the importance of professional behavior in their lives and careers.
    • DOH 777 – Clinic I

      • 27.7 Credit Hours
    • DOH 792 – Portfolio Capstone–D3 S1

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • The use of a portfolio assessment strategy provides a robust methodology, using both formative (along the way evaluation) and summative (final or end evaluation) assessments and reflective analysis, to help determine attainment of competency at the end of a four-year dental school curriculum.
    • DOH 793 – Portfolio Capstone–D3 S2

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • The use of a portfolio assessment strategy provides a robust methodology, using both formative (along the way evaluation) and summative (final or end evaluation) assessments and reflective analysis, to help determine attainment of competency at the end of a four-year dental school curriculum.
    • DOH 795 – Oral Pathology II

      • 1.6 Credit Hours

    Fourth Year

    • DOH 813 – Dentistry in the Community III

      • 4.4 Credit Hours
      • The module focuses on community-based health promotion and disease prevention measures to improve the oral health of the population, as well as the characteristics of dental care delivery systems and the social, political, psychological and economic factors affecting utilization within the system.
    • DOH 814 – Regulations in Dentistry

      • 0.25 Credit Hours
    • DOH 815 – Business of Dentistry

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • The Business of Dentistry module consists of seminars offered during the D1 -D4 year on the following topics: Dental Materials Cost Containment in Sim Clinic, Dental Materials Cost Containment, Clinic Management Cost Containment, Good Financial Hygiene, Getting Out and Staying Out of Debt, Legal Entities in Dentistry, Tax Management and Basic Financial Planning, Practice Management Accounting, Retirement Planning and Investments, Employment Issues, Risk Management/Liability Insurance, Marketing Strategies, Disability Insurance.
    • DOH 865 – Professionalism VI

      • 0.5 Credit Hours
      • The purpose of this module is to impress upon students the importance of professional behavior in their lives and careers.
    • DOH 877 – Clinic II

      • 36.1 Credit Hours
    • DOH 892 – Portfolio Capstone D4S1

      • 0.75 Credit Hours
      • The use of a portfolio assessment strategy provides a robust methodology, using both formative (along the way evaluation) and summative (final or end evaluation) assessments and reflective analysis, to help determine attainment of competency at the end of a four-year dental school curriculum.
    • DOH 893 – Portfolio Capstone D4S2

      • 0.75 Credit Hours
      • The use of a portfolio assessment strategy provides a robust methodology, using both formative (along the way evaluation) and summative (final or end evaluation) assessments and reflective analysis, to help determine attainment of competency at the end of a four-year dental school curriculum.

    Interviewing

    ASDOH interview candidates are scheduled for a panel interview, group exercise, three multiple-mini-interviews, a manual dexterity test, and an individual interview with a admissions committee member.

    Schedule

    • 11:00 a.m. ASDOH Admissions Briefing
    • 11:15 a.m  – 11:35 a.m. Dean’s Welcome
    • 11:40 a.m – 12:00 p.m. – Group Activity
    • 12:00 p.m – Lunch / Clinic Tour
    • 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Panel Interview/Admissions/MMIs/Presentations
    • 4:30 p.m. – Wrap-up / Campus tour

    Location

    Candidates meet at the admissions office located at 5835 E. Still Circle. If parking on campus, be sure to print off a parking pass which may be found here: Parking Pass

    Contact Information

    Internet

    Website: https://www.atsu.edu/asdoh/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atstilluniversity/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/atsu_news/

    Office of Admissions

    800 West Jefferson Street
    Kirksville, MO 63501
    Phone: (660) 626-2237

    Office of Financial Aid

    800 West Jefferson Street
    Kirksville, MO 63501
    Phone: (660) 626-2529

    Office of Student Affairs

    5850 East Still Circle
    Mesa, AZ 85206
    Phone: (480) 219-6000

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