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University of Connecticut Dentistry Key Information

Interviewed applicants are evaluated by the full Admissions Committee during regular meetings. The admissions committee looks for set criteria, these being: the DAT score, the strength and depth of your academic record, the personal statement, and at interview they seek to ascertain your commitment to learning, your motivation for seeking a career in dentistry, and the general impression formed of you as a future professional. These factors will be backed up and checked through your references. 

Interviews are ‘required prior to final evaluation.’ Students are also able to learn about the curriculum, talk with dental students and faculty, and explore the School. 

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University of Connecticut Dentistry Past Interview Questions

Motivation and Insight into Dentistry

  • What was your least favorite part of shadowing?
  • What part of the program attracts you the most?
  • What do you think a country like Sweden (that has universal healthcare) would think of our need for community service and free dental clinics?
  • In observing your father’s dental practice, what do you think is the most difficult part of being dentist, and what has he found to be the greatest struggle?
  • Were you doing dental work without supervision?
  • What would you want the first procedure you perform to be?
  • What community service have you been part of?
  • Are you worried about the amount of science classes you’ll be faced with in dental school?
  • What do you know about dental implants?
  • We speak to the admissions committee tomorrow; what would you like for us to say to them in your regard?
  • Why did you decide on dentistry over medicine?
  • Why dentistry? Describe your dental experience.
  • Where do you see yourself in the future in the year…I don’t know… 2028?
  • Have you thought about public health school?
  • Why have you done so little shadowing?
  • How did you study for the DAT?
  • Explain your research further.
  • Tell us about your research and what you did?
  • You could probably go into anything – why choose dentistry?
  • What is your philosophy on learning?
  • Tell me about your senior thesis.
  • Explain your shadowing experience?
  • What is your favorite dental procedure?
  • What is one thing you dislike about dentistry?
  • Why do you think dental school and medical school are separate?
  • Why do you want to become a dentist? Why UConn?
  • How would you rank our program versus other top choice programs?
  • Is dental care a right or a privilege?
  • What would you bring to the dental class at UConn?
  • What do you plan on doing 10 years from now?
  • What was your favorite volunteer experience?
  • Tell me about your favorite procedure you shadowed.
  • What direction do you see dentistry moving in within the next few years?
  • Are you interested in specializing?


Manual Dexterity

  • How does pipetting help with your dexterity?
  • What activities do you participate in that require dexterity?

​Ethical Scenarios

  • Is dental care a right or a privilege?
  • What would you do if you caught a friend cheating on an exam?
  • If a person came to you for cosmetic care because they claimed their appearance made them unemployable, is it your responsibility to treat them even if they can’t afford it?

 
Teamwork Tasks

  • Do you tend to be a leader in a group?

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