checks are required on all applicants accepted
into the LSUHSC School of Dentistry (Dental, Dental
Hygiene, Dental Laboratory Technology, and Advanced
Education programs). These background checks are
performed by Certiphi. Certiphi also performs the
background checks on the LSUHSC medical school
In addition to proven academic ability and other relevant personal characteristics, the LSU School of Dentistry expects all applicants for admission to possess and be able to demonstrate the skills, attributes and qualities set forth below, without unreasonable dependence on technology or intermediaries.
Physical health: A student must possess the physical health and stamina needed to carry out the program of dental education.
Intellectual skills: A student must have sufficient powers of intellect to acquire, assimilate, integrate and apply information. A student must have the intellectual ability to solve problems. A student must possess the ability to comprehend three-dimensional and spatial relations.
Motor skills: A student must have sufficient use of motor skills to carry out all necessary procedures, both those involved in learning the fundamental sciences and those required in the clinical environment. This includes the ability to participate in relevant educational exercises and to extract information from written sources.
Communication: A student must have sufficient use of the senses of speech, hearing and vision to communicate effectively with patients, teachers and peers in both oral and written form.
Sensory abilities: A student must have sufficient use of the senses of vision, hearing, touch and smell to observe effectively in the classroom, laboratory and clinical setting. Students must possess the ability to observe both close at hand and at a distance.
Behavioral qualities: A student must possess emotional health sufficient to carry out the tasks above, must have good judgment, and must behave in a professional, reliable, mature and responsible manner. A student must be adaptable, possessing sufficient flexibility to function in new and stressful environments. A student must possess appropriate motivation, integrity, compassion, social awareness and a genuine interest in caring for others.