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UMKC School of Dentistry
650 E. 25th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

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Summer Dental Discovery Program

June 25-26, 2024 from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Have you ever considered what it is like to be a dentist?  This summer you can find out during our Summer Dental Discovery Program!  Activities will include the following:

  • Hands-on activities making dental impressions and simulation exercises using a dental drill.
  • Shadowing in the general dental clinic.
  • Participating in a variety of dentistry presentations from faculty, alumni, and local practitioners.
  • Meeting the admissions staff and learning about the process for applying to dental school and how to become a successful dental school candidate.
  • Touring the UMKC School of Dentistry.
  • Meeting peers and current dental students with similar interest and goals!

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum at high schools in the Metro Kansas City Area. This includes students and graduates of the Kansas City Missouri Public School District, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, North Kansas City School District, Alta Vista Charter High School, Guadalupe Centers High School, Grandview High School, Ruskin High School, Hogan Preparatory High School, Piper High School, Turner High School, University Academy Charter School.  However, students attending other districts are also welcome to apply.
  • A high school GPA of a least 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) is desired.
  • A strong interest towards a career in dentistry or dental hygiene.
  • Be from a disadvantaged background including educationally, economically, or geographically.
  • Be commitment to addressing oral health disparities and promoting justice within the healthcare system.

To apply to the Summer Dental Discovery Program, please fill out the application by visiting this link. After all applications have been reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted by e-mail or phone.