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Discover Dental School: Summer Scholars' Program

A Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Pre-Dental Course

Director: Jeffrey Seiver, DDS

Department: Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's Department of General Dentistry

Course Overview: This intensive introductory course is designed for pre-dental undergraduate college students and students considering the dental profession. Working in Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine's advanced pre-clinical laboratory, participating students will gain valuable hands-on experience and will discover what the preclinical courses of dental school are truly like. With the assistance of faculty and current students, this 5-day course will help to enlighten you and confirm your interest in dentistry.

The course will include:

  • Making Typodont impressions and pour them in stone
  • Use of high-speed dental handpiece and other dental instruments
  • Preparation of cavity restorations
  • Milling a CAD CAM porcelain restoration with E4D
  • Model a central incisor in wax
  • Participation in dental specialty boot camp
  • Lunch with faculty and current students
  • Meeting the Director of Admissions

Admissions Information:
This program is open to students outside of Stony Brook University. There are 60 positions in this program that will be filled on a rolling basis and early submission is highly suggested. 

Please have the following information before you begin your application:

  • Age eligibility: 18 years of age by December 1, 2018
  • The name of your current university
  • Your overall GPA
  • Your science GPA
  • Your expected graduation date
  • Your letter of recommendation, accepted in PDF format only. A letter of recommendation can be from a professor, pre-health advisor, employer, or someone you have shadowed.
  • Your 500-word personal statement inclusive of your interest in the healthcare field, accepted in PDF format only.


Payment Information and Fees:

  • Non-refundable Application Fee of $50 provided at the end of the application
  • $1900 in residence (includes breakfast 5 days, lunch 4 days and dinner 5 days)
  • $1400 commuter (includes breakfast 5 days, lunch 4 days and dinner 5 days)


Important Dates:

  • 2019 Program will accept applications on November 15th, 2018
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2019


Important Links:
Discover Dental School Program Overview Presentation
2017 Discover Dental School Highlights on Youtube

Contact Information:
Jeffrey Seiver, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Discover Dental School Summer Scholar Program
Email: jeffrey.seiver@stonybrookmedicine.edu
Phone: (631) 632-8986