Dental Exploring Program
OHSU’s Dental Exploring Program is in its twenty-fourth year of providing participants with a general perception of what a career in dentistry is all about. Participating high school students have been very enthusiastic about their experience, and many of them have successfully matriculated to dental school.
Monthly two-hour meetings are held at the dental school with an emphasis on "hands-on" activities. The first hour is composed of a lecture from dental school faculty from a variety of disciplines, while the second hour is a laboratory experience. Current dental students organize the monthly meetings and act as mentors.
Space is limited to sixty participants and is reserved on a first come, first serve basis. A complete application, both consent forms and the $40 fee must be on file to reserve a space. A waiting list will be maintained for students with complete applications received after the first sixty spaces have been reserved. Students will be notified as space becomes available. Fees will be refundable until Friday, November 7, 2014, after which no refunds will be processed.
The 2013-2014 Explorer Program is now closed. Applications and information for the 2014-2015 program will be posted September 26, 2014.
Application Materials/Schedule (Adobe Reader required):
* In some situations completion of the Dental Exploring class may be used towards high school course requirements but should be prearranged with the participant's high school. OHSU and the School of Dentistry do not issue academic credit towards high school diplomas. Students seeking academic credit towards high school coursework or a letter of completion are allowed no more than one absence over the duration of the course before any form verifying completion is signed or a letter of completion composed.
Please note that the first meeting will be at the School of Dentistry on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.OHSU School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
Mail Code: SD-SA
2730 SW Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97201-5042
Tel: (503) 494-5274
Fax: (503) 494-6244