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LSUHSC School of Dentistry Catalog

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Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions
1100 Florida Avenue, Box 28
New Orleans, LA 70119

Information for Future Students

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May 10 - Soft Launch

June 1
(Official Submission Start for 2022)

June 1 - Sept. 1

Dental Hygiene
New Application Process

Applications accepted
from Nov. 1 - Dec 31

Dental Lab Technology

Applications accepted
until May 31 for Fall


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Degrees or Certificates offered at LSUHSC School of Dentistry:
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dental Hygiene
Dental Laboratory Technology

Advanced Education and Residency Programs More...
General Practice Residency
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Pediatric Dentistry

Dental Implants - Periodontics
Dental Implants - Prosthodontics
Special Needs Dentistry

Oral Surgery
Pediatric Dentistry

Background 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 applicants.

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.

Education Requirement for Licensure
The educational requirement in nearly all states is a DDS or DMD degree from a university-based dental education program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). References to accreditation in states' licensure provisions relate to CODA and no other agency. CODA directly accredits programs in the United States, and indirectly accredits dental education programs in Canada through a reciprocal agreement with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). Graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian dental education programs are eligible for licensure in the United States.

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