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Discover Dental School: Summer Scholars' Program

Discover Dental School: Summer Scholars’ Program

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine Pre-Dental Course

2018 Program  is accepting applications.  Please feel free to email Dr. Seiver with any questions at Jeffrey.Seiver@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Director:                         Jeffrey Seiver, DDS

Department:                   General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine

2018 Dates:                   Sunday July 29, 2018 - Friday August 3, 2018

Target Audience:
Pre-dental undergraduate college students and students considering entering the dental profession.  Not limited to SBU students.  Limited to 60 participants.

Working in Stony Brook’s SDM advanced pre-clinical laboratory, participating pre-dental 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.

  • Make Typodont impressions and pour them in stone
  • Use high speed dental handpiece and other dental instruments
  • Prepare cavity restorations  
  • Mill a CAD CAM porcelain restoration with E4D
  • Model a central incisor in wax
  • Participate in dental specialty bootcamp
  • Have lunch with faculty and current students
  • Meet the Director of Admissions

Important Information:

There are 60 positions in this program that will be filled on a rolling basis, early submission is highly suggested. At the end of the application, please submit your nonrefundable application fee of $50.

Please have the following information BEFORE you begin your Application:

  • Age eligibility: 18 years of age by December 1, 2017
  • The name of your current university
  • Your Overall GPA
  • Your Science GPA
  • Your expected Graduation Date
  • Your Letter of Recommendation (In PDF ONLY) (Any Professor, Pre Health Advisor, Employer, someone you have shadowed)
  • Your 500 word Personal Statement inclusive of your interest in the health care field (In PDF ONLY)


Non-refundable Application Fee of $50
$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:

Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Important Links:

DDS Summer 2018 Application Period is now open!  Please Click here to apply.

 Discover Dental School Program Overview Presentation

2013 Discover Dental School Highlights on Youtube. 

2014 Discover Dental School Highlights on Youtube.

2015 Discover Dental School Highlights on Youtube.

2016 Discover Dental School Highlights on Youtube.

2017 Discover Dental School Highlights on Youtube.