The Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine selects highly qualified students who are representative of a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and interests. Selection is based on an overall appraisal of the applicant's suitability for a career in dentistry.
Applicants should demonstrate academic achievement, competence in the sciences and a general interest in the profession of dentistry. These factors, as well as performance on the DAT, letters of recommendation and the personal interview, are considered in the admissions process. Consistent with the school policy of selecting students with varied backgrounds, the school encourages applications from qualified individuals from those groups who have in the past been underrepresented in the dental profession. Due to the small class size, students attending the school are educated in a highly supportive environment. Academic tutoring, faculty counseling, and individually developed remedial programs are available to students under special circumstances, as determined by faculty.
For information on applying to the Doctor of Dental Surgery program please contact:
Ms. Patricia Berry
Applicants are required to have completed three years of college before matriculation.
Information regarding Community College Work
The undergraduate program of studies must include:
One year of the following introductory courses:
*Some universities and colleges have instituted a three-semester combined General and Organic Chemistry course sequence with laboratories (with intensive contact hours or for advanced students). Such three-semester course sequences will be considered. Questions regarding whether a three-semester course sequence meets SDM requirements should be posed with the Director of Admissions.
An applicant who is not a native or primary speaker of English must present a minmum score for either the TOEFL or IELTS exams, as defined below. Students whose scores on either of these exams are more than two years old must retake the exam.
Advanced Placement Courses
Suggested Additional Preparation
The School of Dental Medicine participates in the centralized American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). All candidates must apply through AADSAS. The deadline for submission of applications to AADSAS is December 1st. Since acceptances are made on a rolling basis, applicants are urged to apply as early as possible. Applications are accepted beginning June 4th of the year prior to matriculation.
A pre-professional advisory committee letter is required. However, if your college or university does not provide a committee letter, three recommendation letters from senior science faculty members will be accepted.
The school will acknowledge receipt of all applications from AADSAS and advise candidates directly of any additional information required.
You must have an AADSAS ID# in order to submit payment. Please be advised that your application will not be reviewed until we receive your verified AADSAS application as well as all supporting documents.
American Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
An Admissions Committee is responsible for decisions regarding admission to the School of Dental Medicine. Students are accepted on a rolling basis starting on December 1st of the academic year prior to matriculation. All committee decisions are sent by mail.
Admissions Time Table Earliest Date Latest Date School Fees
Application Submission 6/02 12/1 $100.00
Acceptance Notification 12/1 $350.00
Required Acceptance Response Time
30 days if accepted between 12/1 and 1/31
15 days if accepted between 2/1 and 5/15
Applicants accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate response to an admissions offer.
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