What’s Next for the Class of 2020

Students from the class of 2020 celebrate this year's match results. (Courtney Chandler photo)

The UConn School of Dental Medicine celebrated another year of outstanding match results with an overwhelming majority of students in the class of 2020 placing in their top choice residency program.

“This is yet again an outstanding result for the match,” said interim dean Dr. Steven Lepowsky at a celebration on Wednesday evening. “What happened today and during the phase one of the match is a testimony on how incredibly talented and gifted our students are. This school is only as good as our students, so on behalf of the School of Dental Medicine, I want to thank the class of 2020 for continuing the path of excellence.”

“I am very proud of this class,” said Dr. Donna Paolella, associate dean for admissions. “ They are a very special group of students.”

The class of 2020 with Dr. Donna Paolella. (Courtney Chandler photo)

For the class of 2020, twenty-six students will be pursuing postdoctoral general dentistry residency training. Two students placed in endodontics programs, and seven will pursue an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency. Six students will be entering an orthodontics residency and three students will be starting a pediatric dentistry residency program upon graduation. One student will pursue a residency in prosthodontics while another will be pursuing advanced training in periodontics.

The majority of the class of 2020 will be staying in Connecticut to pursue their residency training, with four going to Danbury Hospital, three going to Hartford Hospital, and nine staying at the School of Dental Medicine.

Beyond Connecticut, UConn dental will be represented across the country in Florida, California, Michigan, New York, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Texas.