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Two reports from the Survey of Dental Education series available

Two reports from the 2006-07 Survey of Dental Education are available. They are Volume 2—Tuition, Admission and Attrition, and Volume 5—Finances.

Volume 2 of the Survey of Dental Education includes statistical information on annual resident and nonresident tuition, general fees and other fixed costs. It also provides information on admissions policies of dental schools in the U.S. and Canada; the number of applicants; academic qualifications of first-year students; criteria employed in the admissions process; advanced placement and number of international dental school graduates; distribution of first-year students according to citizenship; and information on students withdrawing from dental school.

Volume 5 of the same report series details the revenue and expenses for the operations of 56 U.S. dental schools during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006.

To ensure confidentiality, randomly generated school codes are used in place of school names in all tables that provide financial data. Both surveys are published annually.

Volume 2—Tuition, Admission and Attrition—reports that trends in total costs for all four years of dental school show a consistent yearly increase for both residents and nonresidents.

Volume 5—Finances—reports total revenue per full-time enrollment decreased from $102,852 in the fiscal year ending 2005 to $102,146 in FYE 2006. Total expenditures per FTE, meanwhile, increased slightly between FYE 2005 and FYE 2006, from $96,671 to $96,714.

The cost of these reports (items SDE2 and SDE5-2006) is $90 for members, $135 for nonmember dentists and $270 for commercial organizations, plus shipping and handling. The reports are also available as downloadable files (code SDE2-2006D) at the same prices.

These and other ADA Survey Center publications can be ordered online at www.adacatalog.org (reports are listed under Survey and Economic Research on Dentistry) or by calling 1-800-947-4746.