Doctor of Dental
Thinking about a career
- Are you the independent, entrepreneurial
- Do you like working with your hands?
- Are you interested in a career that has a
high income potential?
- Would you like flexible work hours?
- Are you interested in improving the health
- Do you like variety in your workload?
- Are you interested in an academic career in
the health sciences?
- Are you interested in public health?
If you answered yes to some of the questions
above, you may be well suited for a dental
How does one become
eligible for admission into dental school?
complete a minimum of 90 hours of college work to
be considered for admission; however a four-year
degree is preferred. You must have successfully
|Organic Chemistry and
|Physics I and II and
Additional highly recommended courses are:
Comparative Anatomy, Cell and Molecular Biology,
Embryology, Histology, Microanatomy,
Physiology and Genetics. The mean Grade Point
Average for entering freshmen is currently
Dental Admission Test
score on the DAT is considered to be an academic
average of 21 with no score lower than 19. The
mean academic average for entering freshmen is
Application to the School of
The LSUHSC School of Dentistry
participates in the ADEA administered Associated
American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). All applications for
admission to the first year class for LSUHSC School
of Dentistry must be submitted through this
service. The application is in two parts.
Part I is the AADSAS application process. Part II is for applicants who have completed
Part I and qualify to receive the supplemental
directly from the LSUHSC School of Dentistry
You may submit your application to ADEA
beginning June 1 of the year preceding the year
for which you are seeking admission.
Admission is restricted to legal residents of
the United States. Admission preference
will be given to residents of Louisiana.
Residents of Arkansas will be considered under
the guidelines of the Arkansas Health Education
Up to five students may be
accepted from states other than Louisiana and
Arkansas. Out of state applicants should have above average academic credentials as well as a proven connection (work, family and/or education) to Louisiana in order to be considered competitive.
Residents of other countries
will not be considered for admission.
- SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING
- AADSAS (www.adea.org)
The ADEA AADSAS Application Fee for 2016 cycle is $245 for the first designation and $93 for each additional designation. A revised Fee Assistance Program is also available for students with financial need; approved FAP applications will not cover three designations. More information about the program can be found on ADEA AADSAS FAP website.
- DAT scores released to LSUHSC School of
Dentistry through AADSAS
- In addition, a one-time nonrefundable application fee of $200 mailed
directly to LSUHSC School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Ave., Box 228 New Orleans, LA 70119 (Check or Money Order
only-payable to LSUHSC; Memo: Name and AADSAS ID). Please note this is not a supplemental fee and must be submitted at the same time of your application. Your application will be incomplete until your fee has been received.
- Send letters of evaluation directly to AADSAS:
2 basic science professors or 1 pre-professional
school committee evaluation.
Only qualified applicants, as
determined by the Admissions Committee, will
receive these materials directly from the LSUHSC
School of Dentistry Admissions Office. No supplemental application fee is required.
Deadline for filing AADSAS is September 1.
*Early application is highly recommended.
Interviews begin in August.*
As part of the Dental Admissions
process applicants are asked to demonstrate their
hand skills by performing a chalk carving exercise.
For more information, contact:
Cheramie, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Student Affairs, and Alumni
Local: (504) 941-8124
Louisiana State University Health Sciences
Center School of
Office of Admissions
Avenue, Box 228
New Orleans, LA 70119