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PSHU to launch dental school in August with 50 students

The first class marks a historic addition to dental education in Puerto Rico.

Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) has completed its competitive selection process for the inaugural class of its Doctor of Dental Medicine program, which begins in August with the initial 50 students.

“At PHSU, we continue to grow by filling the spaces available for the first Dental Medicine class, which have been occupied by exceptional students who have demonstrated great academic potential,” said Noel J. Aymat, dean of PHSU’s School of Dental Medicine.

“This reflects our university’s commitment to academic excellence and highlights the growing interest and demand for education in the field of dental medicine in Puerto Rico,” Aymat further commented.

“It’s certainly a historic moment for Ponce Health Sciences University and for Puerto Rico. We are excited to welcome our first class of dental medicine students and to continue working hard to ensure the success of our students and the excellence of our program,” Aymat added.

“For the first time, we have a private dental school that opens its doors to offer opportunities to study this great and necessary profession and increase the availability of dentists who can serve the country and the world. This academic program also represents a boost to the economy of the southern area and the country,” said Aymat.

This institution is the first accredited private School of Dental Medicine in Puerto Rico and the first dental school to open on the island in more than half a century, Aymat added. 

The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

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