Dentistry

Overview:

Dentistry is the branch of the healing arts and sciences devoted to maintaining oral health.  It is a dynamic health profession, offering opportunities to become a successful, highly respected member of the community. 

Approximately 80% of all dentists practice General Dentistry. General dentists treat all patients, adults and children, in many different treatment facilities and settings. General dentists are graduates of dental school and hold a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree. The D.M.D. and the D.D.S. are equivalent degrees that are awarded to dental students upon completion of the same types of programs. While many dental school graduates opt to enter general practice immediately upon graduation, in other cases, they may opt for one or two years of additional education in a General Practice Residency or Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.  

Resources:

Professional Organization

Common Application Service

Entrance Exam

Financial Aid Programs

GPA:

  • Minimum: 3.3

  • Average: 3.7

  • Average DAT: 17's

  • Average Job Shadow Hours: 75+

 

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES FOR DENTISTRY

  • Principles of Biology w/labs 2 semesters
  • General Chemistry w/labs 2 semesters
  • Organic Chemistry w/labs 2 semesters
  • Physics w/labs 2 semesters
  • English 2 semesters

 

BS Biology:  Pre-Dental

BS Chemistry:  Pre-Dental

 

 

Last Updated 12/15/15