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Montana Western Biology Student Accepted into Dentistry School

January 23, 2024

The University of Montana Western Department of Biology is proud to announce that senior Kylee Pittman has been accepted into the University of Utah School of Dentistry.

Kylee presenting her original research on clinical aspects of the infraorbital canal in horses at the March 2023 meeting of the American Association for Anatomy in Washington D.C., where she placed in the top 10 presentations. Photo by Adrianna Pittman.

Growing up in Glen, Montana, Pittman has aspired to become a dentist since she was four years old. Her dream is now quickly becoming a reality as she will begin dentistry school this fall due to a combination of hard work, focus, determination, and exceptional academic performance. Her accomplishments became more impressive upon recently receiving offers from multiple dental schools across the country.

In addition to the time she dedicates to her studies, Pittman also works as a dental assistant at Dillon Family Dental and volunteers in multiple ways for her community. She also presented original research on equine clinical dental anatomy at a national meeting of the American Association for Anatomy in Washington, D.C., in March 2023.

Pittman is the sixth UMW Biology student to recently be accepted into a professional school program.

Emily Mooty (Class of 2024), was accepted into the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Cory Lewis (Class of 2023), is currently a veterinary student at Arizona School of Veterinary Medicine, Natalie Denning (Class of 2023), is currently a dental student at Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry, Sierra Cahill (Class of 2019), is currently a veterinary student at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Matt Lesofski (Class of 2021), is currently a physician assistant student at Rocky Mountain College.

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