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Please note: All students accepted to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine will be required to submit a completed Dean’s Certification of Disciplinary History form and have a criminal background check completed.
All offers of admission are contingent upon the Admissions Committee’s favorable review of these items.
*Please note that the Admissions Committee will only consider scores from the most recent test attempt.
Additionally, all three competitive scores must be achieved on the exact same DAT examination.Community college coursework is not accepted for the prerequisite coursework.All pre-requisites must be taken for a letter grade.Tufts University School of Dental Medicine was established in 1868 as Boston Dental College. Although founded as a school to educate students from New England, today Tufts is renowned throughout the United States and the world as a center for academic and clinical excellence.Tufts boasts over seven thousand alumni composed of individuals from all fifty states and thirty-nine countries.Students receive a comprehensive education that emphasizes the importance of didactic coursework, pre-clinical training, clinical experience, and practice management that prepares them to enter the workforce as confident, proficient clinicians.Candidates for the program beginning in July 2020 should submit their applications to the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) between June 4th, 2019 and February 1st, 2020.At least 40 hours of shadowing must be completed with a general dentist.Applicants are encouraged to become involved within the field of dentistry as much as possible.In addition to shadowing, applicants can participate in dental research and/or community service.For the 2019-2020 cycle, DAT scores are valid only if completed after June 1, 2017; applicants are strongly encouraged, though, to complete the DAT before September 1, of the cycle in which you submit your application. The most competitive applicants will typically score 19s or 20s on the four important score sections.