School of Dentistry Competency Statements and Competency Examinations

As stated in its mission, the School of Dentistry seeks to graduate exceptional oral health care professionals. Competency, the ability to demonstrate skill, knowledge, and attitude derived from specialized training and experience, is at the core of exceptional professionals. It relates to the treatment of the child, adolescent, adult, geriatric, and medically-compromised patient. At this Dental School, pre-doctoral dental students must demonstrate competency prior to graduation and entry into dental practice.