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
Biochemistry and Microbiology will be required courses by 2015.
Additional highly recommended courses are:
Comparative Anatomy, Cell and Molecular Biology,
Embryology, Histology, Microanatomy, Biochemistry,
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 20 with no score lower than 18. 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
Loan program. Up to five students may be
accepted from states other than Louisiana and
Arkansas. Residents of other countries
will not be considered for admission.
- SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING
- AADSAS (www.adea.org)
- DAT scores released to LSUHSC School of
Dentistry through AADSAS
- $50.00 nonrefundable application fee mailed
LSUHSC School of Dentistry, 1100 Florida Ave., Box 228 New Orleans, LA 70119 (Check or money order
only-payable to LSUHSC)
- 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.
Deadline for filing AADSAS is October 1. Please note that the deadline in the ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools Catalog is incorrect.
*Early application is highly recommended.
Interviews begin in August.*
For more information, contact:
Cheramie, Director of Admissions
Local: (504) 941-8124
Louisiana State University Health Sciences
Center School of
Office of Admissions
Avenue, Box 228
New Orleans, LA 70119
As part of the Dental Admissions
process applicants are asked to demonstrate their
hand skills by performing a chalk carving exercise.