Dental Explorers Program 2022-2023


Wednesday, November 2, 2022
The registration period has closed for this event.


OHSU's Dental Exploring Program is providing participants with a general perception of what a career in dentistry is all about. Participating high school and/or college students have been very enthusiastic about their experience, and many of them have successfully matriculated to dental school.

Monthly two-hour meetings are held at the School of Dentistry with an emphasis on 'hands-on' activities. The first hour is composed of a lecture from dental school faculty from a variety of disciplines, while the second hour is a laboratory experience. Current dental students organize the monthly meetings and act as mentors.

Space is limited to sixty participants and is reserved on a first come, first serve basis. A complete application including consent forms, a confidentiality statement and a $50 fee must be on file to reserve a space. A waiting list will be maintained for students with complete applications received after the first sixty spaces have been reserved. Students will be notified as space becomes available.


All meetings will begin at 6:00 pm at the School of Dentistry Robertson Life Science Building (RLSB) and will end at approximately 8:00 PM. Meetings will include a short lecture presentation followed by a hands-on lab. Once you register you will receive an email with more detailed information.




  • November 2, 2022
  • December 7, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • February 1, 2023
  • March 1, 2023
  • April 5, 2023
  • May 3, 2023


Course Information

Academic Credit

In some situations completion of the Dental Exploring class may be used towards high school course requirements but should be prearranged with the participant's high school. OHSU and the School of Dentistry do not issue academic credit toward high school diplomas. Students seeking credit towards high school coursework or a letter of completion are allowed no more than one absence over the duration of the course before any form verifying completion is signed or a letter of completion is composed.

OHSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

At this time, vaccination of visitors to OHSU is encouraged but not required. By registering for and attending this OHSU event, you agree to be in compliance with all OHSU infection control policies in effect at the time of the event. Additionally, whether or you not you suspect COVID-19, you are urged to stay home if you have a cough, runny nose (unlike your usual seasonal allergies), headache, fatigue or any other symptoms.


Canceled Class

Should a class be canceled, an email notification will be sent at least one day prior to the scheduled date. Be sure to check your email.


Door Security

The RLSB is open to the general public from the hours of 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Parking Options

Option 1: Underground RLSB parking garage - $3 an hour until 6:00PM, $4 flat rate after 6:00PM

Option 2: Schnitzer Lot (surface lot one block north of RLSB) – Schnitzer Lot is free evenings and weekends

Option 3: Public Transportation



Much of the School of Dentistry and RLSB is accessible by ID badge only. Because of this, you will need to use the South Tower elevator to access the lecture halls on the 2nd and 3rd floors.


Inclement Weather Policy

OHSU remains open regardless of weather conditions. If weather conditions force classes to be canceled, email notifications will be sent out. Use your best judgment based on your local weather conditions.


About Us

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)


Registration open through 11/1/2022 8:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

*Space is limited to sixty participants and is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Registration is $50.00

Contact Information


Please call 503-494-8825 or email questions to

OHSU School of Dentistry RLSB Building: Room 3A003A

2730 S Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Click here for directions