ATSU-MOSDOH offers an educational model that relies on an exceptional cadre of motivated, experienced faculty for students in both the preclinical and clinical phases of the program. In addition to the issues of oral health and the skills of dentistry, students learn from and are encouraged to become caring, community-minded healthcare providers. ATSU-MOSDOH expects our graduates to be leaders in their community and a resource for public, not-for-profit, and private sector oral health organizations.

The dental program features:

  • Innovative curriculum – Integrating science, human systems, and clinical care
  • Simulation technology – Accelerating skill development for clinical excellence
  • State-of-the-art facilities – Utilizing new facilities and digital resources for the faculty and students of tomorrow
  • Needs focused – Educating competent, compassionate dentists for underserved communities
  • Service education – Coordinating student partnerships with communities of need
  • Leadership training – Educating dentists to be community health leaders

ATSU-MOSDOH students spend the first and second year studying the basic sciences and are provided an introduction to clinic in the classroom setting as well as complete dental laboratory exercises in the campus simulation clinic. Third-year students work side-by-side with licensed dentists in our St. Louis clinic. Fourth-year rotations at community-based dental clinics may include experiences at a community health center, Indian Health Service clinic, and Veteran’s Administration clinic. Additionally, students who enter the program and do not have either a certificate or master’s degree in public health earn a certificate in public health with dental emphasis while enrolled at ATSU-MOSDOH.

Interview Schedule

Tinning Education Center
800 West Jefferson Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

Morning Interviews

Time Event
8:15 a.m. ATSU-MOSDOH Welcome/Admissions Presentation
9:00 a.m. Group Exercise
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Interviews/White Coat & 4th Yr Video/Museum
Noon Lunch/Tour
1:00 p.m. Wrap Up


Afternoon Interviews

Time Event
Noon Tour/Lunch
1:00 p.m. Break
1:15 p.m. ATSU-MOSDOH Welcome/Admissions Presentation
2:00 p.m. Group Exercise
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 pm Interviews/White Coat & 4th Yr Video/Museum
5:00 p.m. Wrap Up

Guest Services

Spouses, significant others, and parents are invited and encouraged to take part in all interview day activities, with the exception of the interview sessions. During this time, an informational session is conducted for guests. This session provides an introduction to Kirksville and MOSDOH, focusing on topics such as relocation, housing, employment, and child care.

Please provide information about your spouse/significant partner/parent on the interview selection form so we may prepare information for the visit. In the event that guests are unable to accompany you, the information on the following links may be helpful.

Employment resources There are many employment opportunities in Kirksville. Please contact Admissions with any questions or concerns about specific career goals. We have many contacts throughout the community that may be of assistance to you. You may choose to begin by looking at local employers at the Kirksville Chamber of Commerce, or refine your search to teacher placement information.

Education & enrichment As a spouse/significant partner/parent of a future ATSU student, you, too, may be interested in becoming a student! There are opportunities at area universities, colleges, and schools, or hit the libraries and seminars for other types of education and enrichment.

Community activities There is never a dull moment in Kirksville, as you will soon see! From fairs, festivals, and fun to activities at the Thompson Campus Center, opportunities abound. There are spouse/significant partner organizations, such as Student Advocate Association, church activities, and many other choices for recreation and entertainment while in Kirksville.

Traveling to Kirksville

Visit MOSDOH to plan your trip to Kirksville.