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Information on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on patient care and School/University operations. Plus, resources for the Penn Dental Medicine community and alumni.

Prospective Student Learning Opportunities

Penn Dental Medicine offers a variety of learning opportunities to help prospective students determine whether a career in dentistry is a good fit for them.

Outreach Events

Upcoming Recruitment Events:

Date Event Location
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Yeshiva University’s Seventh Annual Medical/Dental School Fair Conference Room 628 – 6th Floor
215 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Saturday, March 14, 2020
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2020 ADEA Go Dental Recruitment Fair Gaylord National Resort &
Convention Center

National Harbor, MD
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Temple University’s 2020 Pre-Health Resource Fair Career Fair Howard Gittis Student Center,
Room 200
1755 N 13th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Philadelphia/Main Line Health Professions School Expo Villanova Room of Connelly Center
Villanova University campus
Saturday, April 4, 2020
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The 9th Annual Program in Premedical Studies Medical & Dental School Fair at The City College of New York The Great Hall, Shepard Hall,
The City College of New York
160 Covenant Avenue
New York, NY 10031


Off-Campus Events.
Each year, representatives from the Office of Student Admissions participate in national and regional outreach events sponsored by dental-affiliated associations. Look for Penn Dental Medicine at these upcoming meetings; specific times and dates will be posted closer to the event.

On-Campus Events. Penn Dental Medicine offers prospective students opportunities to connect in person on the Penn Dental Medicine campus.

Date Event Location
TBD SNDA Impressions Program Penn Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Student National Dental Association (SNDA) Impressions Program, administered by Penn Dental Medicine’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is a one-day event composed of a series of workshops designed to educate underrepresented minority undergraduate college students about careers in dentistry. The Impression Program also holds lectures and hands-on activities, which expose students to a typical dental school curriculum. Students are also introduced to various dental procedures and the application process, in addition to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Other on-campus events include:

  • Summer Weekend Program, offered by the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) chapter at Penn Dental Medicine, gives students the opportunity to experience life as a dental student and prepare for the application process.
  • Prospective Applicant Day introduces students to the dental school and offers them a thorough overview of dentistry as a career.
  • Introduction to Dentistry Summer Program is a week-long, commuter program that gives undergraduate college students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the type of preclinical coursework encountered in dental school, attend lectures, and learn about the dental school admissions process.

Shadowing

Penn Dental Medicine offers the opportunity for interested college undergraduates to observe in the Penn Dental Medicine predoctoral and postdoctoral clinics. This clinic shadowing experience is designed to provide prospective dental students with the opportunity to observe how the student dentists spend their day, how they interact and communicate with patients, and how they work with a health care team. Clinic observation time is not intended for visitors to participate in the treatment of Penn Dental Medicine patients.

Once you have completed the Waiver for Visitors Observing in Clinical Areas and have all required copies of immunizations, please submit here. Failure to submit all required documentation mandated by the waiver application may delay the start of your observation. For any questions/concerns once your shadowing application is submitted, please email: pdmclinicalaffairs@dental.upenn.edu

Tours

Brief tours (no more than 30 minutes in duration) are available for prospective students with a two-week advance notice. Larger groups may require additional advance notice. We will try to accommodate your tour request, but please note that tours will be arranged based upon the availability of our Admissions Ambassadors.

Please find the tour form here and send the completed copy to dental-admissions@dental.upenn.edu

Address
Penn Dental Medicine
The Robert Schattner Center
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Telephone: (215) 898-8965

Coursera

Prospective students can also connect with Penn Dental Medicine online and learn about dental medicine by taking courses on Coursera, an online educational platform. Two courses are currently offered to explore the field of dental medicine.

Click on the links below to view course descriptions and to register. Both courses are offered on a rolling basis and are free, with a charge to receive a certificate of completion.

Introduction to Dental Medicine

The Oral Cavity: Portal to Health and Disease

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