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SDM Profile

Measures of Success

  • Historically, students from the School of Dental Medicine earn a first time past rate that is significantly better than the national first time pass rate on the National Board Dental Exams, Parts I and II.
  • The Class of 2010 earned a 91.9 percent first time pass rate on National Board Dental Examination (NBDE), Part II, compared to the national first time pass rate of 80.4 percent.
  • The Class of 2011 earned a 98.7 percent first time pass rate on National Board Dental Examination (NBDE), Part I, compared to the national first time pass rate of 94.0 percent.
  • Approximately half of the School's new graduates enter private practice and 25 percent enter graduate and specialty programs in hospitals and universities throughout the country. Others pursue options including military or public health service, dental research, dental education and careers with a variety of government agencies.
  • The School offers several post graduate opportunities, including an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program and an Implant Fellowship program. Graduate education in endodontics and periodontics is offered through cooperative programs with the St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education.
  • Most patient care is provided in the Main Clinic in Alton, with 72 patient-care stations for the patients of our dental students. The Advanced Care Wing of the Main Clinic houses an additional 24 patient-care stations, allowing our graduate residents and fellows to better serve our patients in need of specialty consultations and advanced treatments.
  • Diagnosis, treatment planning, surgery and prosthodontic treatment are offered through our Implant Program, based in the Advanced Care Wing. The East St. Louis Dental Clinic offers access to dental care to an underserved community.