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The UCLA School of Dentistry is the dental school of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) located in the Center for Health Sciences building in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The School has several educational and training programs, conducts oral and dental health research, and offers affordable dental care at two locations, one in Westwood and the other in Venice Beach. The School also participates in several outreach endeavors, including numerous health fairs during the year, STEM pipeline programs and provides dental care for underserved populations in the region. The School of Dentistry is considered among the nation's best research-intensive dental schools.In 2014 alone, new faculty grants and contracts awarded totaled nearly $20 million from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies. The school enrolls, on average, 88 doctoral candidates per year. Additionally, 20 foreign trained dentists are added to each class at the beginning of the third year. Accepted students have highly competitive grade point averages and dental admission test scores. Out of all sixty-two US dental schools for 2012, UCLA's average matriculant DAT score of 22 ranks third in the nation - behind Harvard and Columbia - while their average GPA of 3.69 ranks fifth.
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