Instagram Takeover

The goal of Detroit Mercy Dental’s Instagram Takeovers is simple: to showcase the student experience at the School of Dentistry. Our Instagram has a very diverse audience including prospective and current students, alumni, community members and even other universities. Our Instagram takeovers give followers a genuine view of what student life is like at Detroit Mercy Dental. 

Add @detroitmercydental on Instagram and see for yourself!

Apply to takeover @DetroitMercyDental's Instagram story

If you are interested in taking over our Instagram story, please review the following best practices and rules, and complete the application below. 

Best Practices

    • Start with a video introduction about yourself, your organization and/or the event.
    • Comprehensively showcase the event/day, your organization and its members throughout the takeover.
    • Get creative! Experiment with filters, stickers and other features.
    • Make it personal. Engaging takeovers introduce attendees and include personal stories and experiences.
    • Showcase what makes Detroit Mercy Dental unique (experiential learning, city of Detroit, research, diversity, opportunities, etc.)
    • Try not to force content. Quality over quantity is key to engage audiences.
    • Don’t post anything you would not want your parents, future employers or university to see.


Do not:

    • defame the University of Detroit Mercy or School of Dentistry
    • violate HIPPAA Privacy Rules; patients featured must have signed a media consent form
    • record in patient care clinics or gross anatomy lab
    • use explicit and offensive language or hand gestures
    • give your unique log in information to anyone else or allow anyone else to use the account
    • change any settings on the @detroitmercydental Instagram account
    • open any of @detroitmercydental’s Instagram messages
    • alter any previous images or content
    • change the account password
    • interrupt class

*Please note: Your participation is contingent upon approval of the faculty Takeover Committee.  Students must be in good academic standing to participate in a takeover.  Students with previous disciplinary action will not qualify.

Submission of application confirms you understand and agree to adhere to the rules outlined above. Should any of the rules be violated, your password will be revoked, and story will be deleted.  

Please allow seven days for application approval.