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IDAHO DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

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  1. IDAHO DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM “EDUCATING DENTISTS FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW”

  2. Idaho Dental Education Program (IDEP)

  3. Dentistry • Mostly Pros • Flexibility • Various Practice Settings • Hours • Specialize, General Practice and focus a practice in areas • Respected Member of the Community • Choice of Practice Location • Work with variety of people • Clean work environment • Decent income potential

  4. Dentistry • Some Cons • Physically and mentally stressful • Small detailed work • No room for error either mentally or physically • Functions as a business so must know about • Profitability • Insurance Codes and procedures • Overhead, etc. • Some people can be difficult to work with

  5. Idaho Dental Education Program • Contract between the State of Idaho and Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska • Idaho purchases seats for Idaho residents at Creighton University Medical Center School of Dentistry • First year at Idaho State University in Pocatello • Three years in Omaha at Creighton

  6. Idaho State University • Kasiska College of Health Professions • Department of Dental Sciences • Idaho Dental Education Program

  7. Creighton University School of Dentistry

  8. Idaho Dental Education Program • Academic Requirements • High School Diploma or GED • Pre-requisite courses • Biology • Chemistry • English • Physics • Most have Bachelors degree upon entering the program

  9. Idaho Dental Education Program • Non-Academic Requirements • Good hand eye coordination • Excellent people skills • Some business acumen is helpful

  10. Idaho Dental Education Program • Preparing to apply: • Pre-dental advisor at your college – see them early and often • Good to Excellent grades are important • DAT scores are important – some schools place more emphasis than others – take it when it is best for you • Put effort into essay. Have someone check grammar, spelling, clarity, etc. • References from people who know you well

  11. Idaho Dental Education Program • Preparation Continued: • Become very familiar with the profession – shadow to become more familiar • Pay attention to deadlines • Call to check, but not “bug” the admissions office • Prepare for interviews

  12. Additional Resources for Preparation / Application • American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Website: www.adea.org • AADSAS application available from ADEA • The ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools • can be purchased through the above web-site • May be accessed through your college library • “In this comprehensive book you will find the most authoritative information about applying to and attending dental school in the U.S. and Canada. For advisors, students, and parents. Updated yearly.”

  13. Idaho Dental Education Program • Application process • Complete your AADSAS Application indicating: • Idaho as your state of Residency • Creighton as one of the schools you are applying for admission • Have a copy of your Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) scores sent to Creighton • Complete the Creighton Supplemental Application with the appropriate fee

  14. Idaho Dental Education Program • Application process cont. • Have official transcripts from college course work submitted to Creighton as needed • Have your personal references or pre-dental committee evaluation sent to Creighton • Complete the Idaho Residency Certification form and return it to the IDEP office • Creighton will forward a copy of your application to the IDEP office for consideration by our admissions committee

  15. Idaho Dental Education Program • Application process cont. • IDEP Admissions Committee: • Evaluates academic and non-academic factors • Gives preference to those applicants with highly qualified admissions profiles • Invites top percentage of applicants to ISU in Pocatello for an interview • Selects students to be accepted into the program based upon the above factors

  16. Idaho Dental Education Program • Admissions Statistics For 2006 Entering Class • 111 submitted applications • 8 available seats • Nearly 14 applicants per each available seat in the program • Average GPA of matriculated students: 3.78 • Average DAT Academic: 20.4 • Average DAT Science: 19.6 • Average DAT PAT: 19.7

  17. Idaho Dental Education Program • Admissions Statistics For 2007 Entering Class • 97 submitted applications • 8 available seats • Over 12 applicants per each available seat in the program • Average GPA of matriculated students: 3.84 • Average DAT Academic: 20.0 • Average DAT Science: 19.7 • Average DAT PAT: 20.2

  18. Idaho Dental Education Program • Admissions Statistics For 2009 Entering Class • 50 submitted applications • 8 available seats • Over 6 applicants per each available seat in the program • Average GPA of matriculated students: 3.74 • Average DAT Academic: 18.6 • Average DAT Science: 19.4 • Average DAT PAT: 21.3

  19. Idaho Dental Education Program • Admissions Statistics For 2010 Entering Class • 52 submitted applications • 8 available seats • Over 6 applicants per each available seat in the program • Average GPA of matriculated students: 3.84 • Average DAT Academic: 21.0 • Average DAT Science: 21.5 • Average DAT PAT: 21.75

  20. NATIONAL STATISTICS(From ADA Publication: 2007/2008 Survey of Dental Education)

  21. NATIONAL STATISTICS

  22. Idaho Dental Education Program • Consider the Advantages • Small Class Size • Excellent Faculty • Cost advantage for Idaho Residents • New Facilities

  23. Idaho Dental Education Program • Small class size • Currently 8 students in each class • 8:1 student to faculty ratio in dental classes • One-On-One individualized attention with faculty • Allows students to get a solid start to their dental education • Class size of about 85 students at Creighton for years 2-4

  24. Idaho Dental Education Program • Cost advantages for IDEP students (2008-09) • 1st year = $19,090 + ISU Fees ($4664)= $23,754 • Books, Instruments and Living Costs are additional • 2nd – 4th Years = $19,090 + Tuition Increases (6-8% Average) • Books, Instruments, and Living Costs • Non-IDEP Creighton Tuition = $42,262 • >50% savings by being an IDEP student over 4 yrs • Average indebtedness of graduating IDEP Student was approximately $180,000 for the class of 2007

  25. Idaho Dental Education Program • Cost advantages for IDEP students (2009-10) • 1st year = $20,592 + ISU Fees ($5130) = $25,722 • Books, Instruments and Living Costs are additional • 2nd – 4th Years = $20,592 + Tuition Increases (6-8% Average) • Books, Instruments, and Living Costs are additional • Non-IDEP Creighton Tuition = $45,644 • >50% savings by being an IDEP student over 4 years • Average indebtedness of graduating IDEP Students was approximately $165,722 for the class of 2008

  26. DEBT UPON GRADUATIONSources: 2007/08 Survey of Dental Educationand Creighton University Financial Aid Office(* = estimated because actual data not available to date)

  27. Idaho Dental Education Program • New Facilities • ISU • Moved into updated facility in 1999 • In same building as the Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Residency Program • Creighton • Current facility is modern and up-to-date • Plans to renovate existing facility or build new dental school in the upcoming years

  28. Idaho Dental Education Program • First Year at Idaho State • Complete Basic Sciences Curriculum • Introductory Dental Sciences • Clinical • Occlusion Project • Radiology Lab • Oral Hygiene Techniques Course

  29. Idaho Dental Education Program • First Year • A time to develop skills • A time to develop relationships

  30. Fall Physiology Gross Anatomy Histology Dental Materials Preventive Dentistry Interpersonal Relationships History of Dentistry Dental Anatomy Spring Biochemistry Oral Histology & Embryology Head & Neck Anatomy Neuroscience Nutrition Community Dentistry Oral Hygiene Techniques Occlusion Radiology IDEP 1st Year Curriculum

  31. Creighton University School of Dentistry • Dental School • Urban environment • Extensive Activities • Outstanding Patient Pool • Excellent Academic Track Record • Premier Clinical Program

  32. Creighton University School of Dentistry • Entire Facility Remodeled and Up to date • New State of the Art Clinical Sterilization Facility • Modern Teaching Laboratories

  33. Creighton University School of Dentistry • Excellent Patient Base for Teaching Cases • No specialty programs or advanced education programs – all patients for the dental students • Provides dental students experience with specialty areas of dentistry • Taught by specialists in these areas

  34. Creighton University School of Dentistry • Computerized Scheduling • Digital Radiography • Computer Monitors at Each Work Station • i-CAT Machine available to students – cutting edge….

  35. Creighton University School of Dentistry • Open air clinical setting ideal for teaching environment

  36. Creighton University School of Dentistry

  37. J. Jeffrey Ybarguen, DDSDirector, Idaho Dental Education Program • BS in Zoology from ISU 1997 • DDS from Creighton 2001 through the Idaho Dental Education Program • Private Practice in Idaho Falls 2001 – present • Instructor of dental anatomy and occlusion 2003 – present • Instructor of Community Dentistry 2006 - present • Director of IDEP program 2004 – present

  38. Omaha, Nebraska • Big City with a Small Town Flavor

  39. Omaha, Nebraska

  40. Omaha, Nebraska

  41. Omaha, Nebraska

  42. IDEP – Your Personal Gateway to Dentistry

  43. Jeff Ybarguen, D.D.S. ybarj@isu.edu or (208)282-3289