Please read through the information below on the University of
Connecticut School of Dental Medicine’s laptop requirement for all
As one of the curricular tools, a school-required laptop will be
preordered for each student and distributed during orientation. The
requirement is in place to ensure that all students are using a
standardized laptop that meets all of the software requirements for
dental school at the University of Connecticut. The laptops also come
pre-loaded with curricular software chosen by the faculty.
Dental school exams are administered using electronic testing
software. The school required laptop has been tested using the
electronic exam software and meets the specified requirements.
This will ensure that all students have uniformity in testing
environments and that no one is at an advantage or disadvantage due to
the type of laptop that they are using during the exam.
The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine uses virtual
microscopy as part of the curriculum. Virtual microscopy allows
all students to simultaneously view microscope images right on their
laptop screens. The microscope images can be zoomed in and out of
to offer for high levels of detail. The virtual microscope
software also allows instructors and students to run digital slide
conferences. This gives the conference leader the ability to
display and highlight virtual slides on all participants’ screens.
Because of this curriculum requirement, the carefully selected required
laptop contains the hardware specifications of memory, processor, and
graphics card needed to run this software efficiently.
Tuition and Financial Aid
The school required laptop is itemized on student tuition and fee
bills. If a student receives financial aid, the cost of the laptop
is included in the budget prepared by the Financial Aid Office.