Tell us what characteristics of Loma Linda University are particularly attractive and meaningful to you and why you have chosen to apply for advanced education. (4000 characters max)
Loma Linda University is a health science university and part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s system of higher education. It provides an environment for learning that emphasizes individual commitment to Christ, personal integrity, intellectual development, and community service. Loma Linda University is part of an international Christian organization, dedicated to providing for the medical and spiritual needs of people in all countries. LLU School of Dentistry students are encouraged to adopt the love of learning and the spirit of inquiry modeled by its faculty. Because the profession of dentistry is benefiting from the current advances in technology and materials, LLUSD was the first of three American dental schools with a dedicated innovation center—The Hugh Love Center for Research & Education in Technology. This Center, along with an all-new Center for Dental Research, enables our students to achieve a functional familiarity with the leading-edge tools of their profession, a hands-on appreciation for research, and the ability to provide exceptional, research-based oral healthcare. The School’s administration is focused on providing an academic and clinical curriculum that anticipates shifting requirements for the delivery of optimal oral healthcare to a growing, diverse, 21st century patient population. The School of Dentistry’s curriculum integrates an evidence-based didactic and clinical practicum with classes taught from a Christian perspective that optimize students’ abilities to deliver life-enhancing, whole-person care to patients as well as make positive, extra-professional contributions to their communities. Our growing interprofessional education program familiarizes our students with the various health professions they will consult with or refer to as practitioners.

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