OHSU

Dental Career Exploration Programs

DENTAL EXPLORING PROGRAM

Meets One Evening Each Month (generally the first Wednesday) from November through May
High school students interested in the field of dentistry meet monthly in the evening for a short lecture presentation followed by a "hands-on" laboratory with current dental students assisting. Changing monthly topics include orthodontics, dental anatomy, oral surgery, dental implants, and restorative dentistry. 

 

DIVE INTO DENTISTRY PROGRAM

Friday & Saturday, May 16-17, 2014

Experience life as a dental student and discover dentistry by acquiring hands-on experience in crown preparation, diagnostic impressions, cast fabrication, diagnostic wax-up and bleaching tray fabrication. Exercises and laboratory procedures directed by current faculty & students.

 

CHEM 199 ASPECTS OF DENTISTRY

PSU Spring Term
A career exploration course offered by Portland State University and the OHSU School of Dentistry and taught by School of Dentistry faculty. This P/NP course provides students an opportunity to attend faculty lectures, participate in "hands-on" activities and meet with dental students. Students must register for CHEM 199 through PSU to take this course.

 

OBSERVATIONS IN THE SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

Interested individuals may observe or assist in the dental clinics at the School of Dentistry during the academic year. These visits are coordinated through Tammy Stange, School of Dentistry Clinic Administration, at (503) 494-4817.

OBSERVATIONS IN DENTAL OFFICES

One of the best ways to learn about the dental profession is to observe in a general dental office. General practitioners will be able to give you a realistic picture of the business and service aspects of the profession.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS

OHSU School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions & Student Affairs
611 SW Campus Dr.
Portland, OR 97239-3097
(503) 494-5274
sodadmit@ohsu.edu

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR DENTAL EXPLORATION