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School of Dentistry
Academic Bulletin

School of Dentistry 
1121 West Michigan St. 
Indianapolis, IN 46202 
Tel. 317-274-7957 
Fax 317-274-2419 
Contact Office of Admissions 

School of Dentistry

About the School
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy
Dental Library
Dental Clinics
Student Diversity Support
Living Facilities
Student Health Service
Tuition 2001-2002
Textbook, Instrument, and Uniform Fees1
Financial Assistance
Associations and Societies

About the School

The Indiana University School of Dentistry is a member of the American Dental Education Association and is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

IU's dental school is one of the oldest in the nation. It was established as the Indiana Dental College in 1879 and acquired by Indiana University in 1925. It is the only dental school in the state.

The school is located on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), adjacent to the University Medical Center. Men and women who have graduated with IU's Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree and Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.) degree currently are practicing dentistry and pursuing careers in related fields in nearly all of the 50 states and in many countries of the world. Students may also earn the Ph.D. or the M.S. degree in dentistry and related science fields through IU's University Graduate School.

Indiana University offers undergraduate programs in dental support fields at several IU campuses. A one-year program for dental assistants and a three-year associate degree program for dental hygienists2 are offered at the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Gary, and South Bend campuses. A four-year bachelor's degree program for dental hygienists is offered at Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. A two-year associate degree program in dental laboratory technology is offered at Fort Wayne only. Students interested in undergraduate programs should check with a counselor on the campus they will be attending for specific requirements, which may vary. In addition, under the D.D.S. program at the School of Dentistry, it is possible to earn a B.A. degree in cooperation with the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences. Other universities in Indiana also offer a combined degree program. In all instances, the bachelor's degree is awarded by the undergraduate school attended, not by the IU School of Dentistry.

Information concerning these programs may be obtained by writing to the appropriate address listed on page 53 of this bulletin. Information also is available on the IU School of Dentistry Web site: www.iusd.iupui.edu.

This bulletin is intended to describe the opportunities available at the IU School of Dentistry and to outline the requirements for admission to and completion of its programs.

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the university and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and Vietnam-era veterans.

An Affirmative Action office on each campus monitors the university's policies and assists individuals who have questions or problems related to discrimination.

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Dental Library

The mission of the Indiana University School of Dentistry Library is to provide materials and services to support the teaching, research, patient care, and community outreach activities of faculty, staff, and students. In addition, the library provides information services to IU School of Dentistry alumni, Indiana citizens, and dental health professionals around the world.

Established in 1881, the IUSD Library has over 57,000 volumes on dentistry as well as the basic sciences and selected medical specialties. It maintains subscriptions to nearly 600 professional journal titles. Its rich collection of over 26,000 books and 31,000 bound journal volumes, which dates back to the mid-1800s and is international in scope, makes it one of the premier dental libraries in existence. The collection is supplemented through the use of automated interlibrary loan services with libraries throughout the United States.

As part of the Indiana University Library System, the dental school Library's collections are included in the systemwide Web-based catalog, IUCAT. IUCAT contains the collections of all of the IU Libraries, including the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, the Ruth Lilly Law Library, and University Library, all of which are conveniently located on the IUPUI campus. These libraries maintain extensive collections in subjects ranging from anthropology to zoology and in combination with the School of Dentistry Library work cooperatively to meet the information needs of faculty, staff, and students.

In addition to the IUCAT online catalog, faculty, staff, and students have access to a number of subject-specific databases and full-text electronic resources. The National Library of Medicine's Medline database, which includes worldwide coverage of dental journal literature, is available in three versions. Other available databases include Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe, Micromedex Pharmacological Database, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science, WilsonWeb, and Worldcat. Full-text book and journal resources are available through services such as Books at OVID, Journals at OVID, Harrison's Online, and StatRef!. The library's nine public access computer workstations provide access to library and campuswide accessible electronic resources. Wireless as well as wired connections are also available in the main floor reading rooms for laptop users. Remote access to most databases and electronic resources is available if the connection is made through the IUPUI campus computer network or with an authorized IUPUI NT domain ID and password.

The library's media collection contains interactive CD-ROMs, slides, audiocassettes, and videotapes dealing with dentistry.

The library also houses a large collection of historic materials, including an archival collection focusing on the history of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and the dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting professions.

The Dental Library's Web address is www.iusd.iupui.edu/Depts/Lib.

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Dental Clinics

Clinical facilities in the School of Dentistry are excellent, and patients are drawn from a population area of some one million people. The great variety of cases treated provides each student with abundant opportunity to perfect techniques.

The school also maintains dental clinics in Riley and University Hospitals, the Regenstrief Health Center (all at the Medical Center on the IUPUI campus), and at two off-campus sites.

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Student Diversity Support

The School of Dentistry's Office of Student Diversity Support offers predental academic counseling and a wide range of other services to minority applicants and students (African American, Hispanic American, and Native American). For more information about the services provided by this office, contact Traci Adams, the director of Student Diversity Support, by phone at (317) 274-7052 or by e-mail (tadams@iupui.edu).

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Living Facilities

Inquiries concerning university housing and requests for applications should be addressed to the Director of Campus Housing, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ball Residence Hall, 1226 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5179. The dental school's Office of Records and Admissions maintains a file containing off-campus rental information.

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Student Health Service

Health insurance coverage is mandatory for all students at the School of Dentistry. The Student Health Service provides outpatient care on a fee-for-service basis to all full-time students at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Outpatient care is provided by the Student Health Service during weekdays and by Wishard Memorial Hospital at night and on weekends. Emergency outpatient care is provided to students at no charge in the event of an injury occurring during performance of a training-related task within the dental school or at an associated facility.

Indiana University students who pursue studies in health care fields are required to be immunized for protection against a number of infectious diseases, and most of these immunizations must be completed before the student matriculates. Details pertaining to specific immunization requirements are sent by the School of Dentistry to all incoming students.

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Tuition 2001-2002

Tuition fees are paid at the time of registration and are subject to change by action of the Trustees of Indiana University.

Indiana Resident
(Per Year)
(Per Year)
Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree Program3 $13,966.00 $29,900.00
Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene
  —First Year 3,710.55 11,542.00
  —Second Year 3,326.70 10,348.00
Dental Assisting Certificate Program 4,094.40 12,736.00
Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Dental Hygiene 127.95 per credit hour 398.00 per credit hour
Master's Degree Programs3
  —First Two Years 13,966.00 29,900.00
  —After Second Year 171.25 per credit hour 494.15 per credit hour
Ph.D. Degree Program 171.25 per credit hour 494.15 per credit hour
Pediatric Dentistry Residency3 13,966.00 13,966.00
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency 171.25 per credit hour 171.25 per credit hour
Maxillofacial Prosthetics Residency3
  —First Two Years 13,966.00 29,900.00
  —After Second Year 171.25 per credit hour 171.25 per credit hour
General Practice Residency no tuition charged no tuition charged
IU Admission Application4 35.00 35.00

Summer Session
Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree Program
  —First Year 342.50 988.30
  —Second Year 428.13 1,235.38
  —Third Year 513.75 1,482.45
  —Fourth Year*
Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene
  (including Technology Fee) 639.75 1,990.00
Graduate Dentistry Programs**

* Dental students who wish to use the dental school clinics and laboratories from the beginning of the summer session following their fourth year until the state dental board examination may do so at the cost of one credit hour. Fourth-year dental students who have not completed their graduation requirements by graduation day but wish to continue in the program are required to enroll in 12 credit hours at the current tuition rate for that year (e.g., summer session 2002: $2,055.00 residents, $5,929.80 nonresidents).
** Requirements vary, depending on individual programs.

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Textbook, Instrument, and Uniform Fees1

Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Dental Student Textbooks $2,850.00 $1,840.00 $940.00
Dental Student Instruments5 5,906.00 6,956.00 2,328.00 2,198.00
Dental Student Laptop Computer 2,190.45
Dental Student Activity Fee 155.60 155.60 155.60 155.60
Dental Hygiene Textbooks 950.00 300.00
Dental Hygiene Instruments, Uniforms5 1,046.00 916.00
Dental Hygiene Technology/Laboratory Fees 272.10 177.10
Dental Hygiene Activity Fee 155.60 155.60
Dental Assisting Textbooks 600.00
Dental Assisting Instruments, Uniforms5 546.30
Dental Assisting Technology Fee 177.10
Dental Assisting Activity Fee 98.00
Dental Assisting Miscellaneous Fees 655.44

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Financial Assistance

Federal financial loans may be obtained for all educational programs on the basis of need through the IUPUI Office of Student Financial Aid, Cavanaugh Hall (www.iupui.edu/finaid).

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Associations and Societies

The local chapter of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is fully recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA), and membership is open to all dental students in the School of Dentistry. Associate membership also is available to predental students. ASDA's function is to consider problems incident to the student's approaching graduate experiences, based on the principles established for the guidance and government of the ADA. Life insurance and other benefits are available to ASDA members.

Dental hygiene students may join the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association, which offers experiences similar to those of ASDA.

The national honor dental society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), is represented by the component chapter of Theta Theta. Candidates are nominated from the upper one-fifth of each graduating class, with faculty voting into membership 12 percent of the class. The key, which is symbolic of the society, is awarded to each newly elected member. OKU awards several scholarships each year to students of high character who demonstrate academic proficiency as well as potential in advancing the profession of dentistry. Modest, interest-free loans are also available to second-, third-, and fourth-year students with a documented need.

The national honor dental hygiene society, Sigma Phi Alpha, is represented by the component Theta chapter. Candidates are nominated from the upper one-fifth of each graduating class, with faculty voting into membership up to 10 percent of the class. Elected members rank highest in scholarship, service, and leadership. The key, which is symbolic of the society, is awarded to each newly elected member. Sigma Phi Alpha awards several scholarships to outstanding students each year.

Dental students may also join the student branch of the National Dental Association (NDA), the nation's largest and oldest organization for minority oral health professionals. The NDA is dedicated to providing affordable dental care, education, and guidance to underserved members of the community, including racial and ethnic minorities, children, the indigent, the elderly, and the disabled. The Student National Dental Association promotes fellowship and cooperation among its members and aids in the advancement of minority students in dentistry. It has furthered these purposes through publication of a newsletter, annual conventions, and collaborations with other national dental groups such as the American Student Dental Association. More information is available at the following Web site: www.ndaonline.org.

The Hispanic Dental Association provides leadership and represents professionals who share a common commitment to improving the oral health of persons in the Hispanic community through better prevention, treatment, and education. The association's objectives include fostering research and knowledge of Hispanic oral health problems, providing a worldwide source of continuing education for oral health professionals serving the Hispanic community, stimulating interest of Hispanics in oral health, and encouraging their entry into the oral health professions. The association is open to dental professionals, dental students, and students enrolled in the allied dental programs. More information is available at the following Web site: www.hdassoc.org.

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1 The additional expenses listed here are approximate figures; see Instrument Charges for instrument rental and/or purchase fees that are assessed for several master's degree programs.
2 Only five dental hygiene programs are available in Indiana-IU's four programs and one offered by the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.
3 Advance payment of $500.00 is required after a student has been accepted ($1,000.00 for graduate orthodontic students). This advance payment is nonrefundable, but it is applicable toward tuition fees.
4 This fee is paid only once, is nonrefundable, and is not applied to other fees. A student applying for admission to the School of Dentistry who has never attended Indiana University as a regularly admitted student (on any IU campus) will be required to pay this fee. The foreign admission application fee is $55.00 (U.S. dollars in check or money order).
5 This includes purchase and rental costs.

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