Welcome to the UConn School of Dental Medicine

Welcome to the UConn School of Dental Medicine


Welcome to the UConn School of Dental
Medicine. Let me show you what makes this dental school one of the best in the
nation. Come on! Our curriculum is a case-based team learning experience that
integrates biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences. In the first year and
a half, our dental students learn alongside medical students in the
academic rotunda, as well as in other state-of-the-art learning facilities. UConn trains the next generation of dentists in our preclinical simulation
lab before embarking on patient care. Here our students use 3D virtual reality
simulators on virtual teeth based on actual patient cases. UConn School of
Dental Medicine is one of the few dental schools in the country
to have this innovative learning technology. Our students are well
prepared to succeed at the UConn School of Dental Medicine—our faculty to
student ratio is higher than the national average, our students perform
exceptionally well on the national boards, and most match to their top
choice of residency programs. Let’s go visit the research labs At UConn we encourage
students to take full advantage of opportunities to conduct
research, from oral complications of cancer therapy to development and
regeneration, in our newly renovated research labs. In addition to our learning spaces and
labs, our dental clinics have also been renovated. The UConn health Dental Care
Center is the largest provider of dental care to the underserved in the state of
Connecticut, the largest provider of emergency dental care, and the largest
provider of dental care to patients with developmental disabilities. We see, approximately,
a hundred thousand patient visits annually and our students treat
more than 50 comprehensive care patients each. Students aren’t the only ones
benefiting. Our patients receive exceptional care in a state-of-the-art
and comfortable environment. In addition to our clinical facility in Farmington,
we have an orthodontic practice at the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, a
pediatric dentistry clinic in West Hartford, and a dental clinic in Downtown
Storrs. We are affiliated with 17 community sites where our dental
students, residents, and faculty provide care as a team. Thank you for joining me. Whether you’re
a patient, a student, or alumni we hope to see you again soon.

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