The College is closed for Thanksgiving break from Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26, and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27. Visit the Campus Hours page for more information.


1. The following science and math courses are likely to be required (contact prospective institutions early for specific requirements):

  • Biology 1151, 1152
  • Chemistry 1551 (Math 1431 (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite to Chemistry 1551) and 1552 (inorganic); Chemistry 2551 and 2552 (organic).
  • Integral and differential calculus: Math 2231 and 2232. The sequence to Math 2231 and 2232 is Math 1431 > Math 1432 > Math 2231 > Math 2232.

Also consider taking Biology 2150, Ecology; Zoology 2250, Comparative Zoology; and/or Zoology 2260, Invertebrate Zoology.

2. Comments about gaining admission to a dental school:
Entrance to dental school is very competitive. Applicants will likely be required to take the DCAT.

3. Dental Schools in the United States:


  • University of Alabama School of Dentistry


  • Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
  • University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry
  • University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
  • University of Southern California School of Dentistry
  • University of the Pacific School of Dentistry


  • University of Colorado, School of Dentistry


  • The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

District of Columbia

  • Howard University


  • University of Florida College of Dentistry


  • Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry


  • Midwestern Illinois, College of Dental Medicine
  • University of Illinois School of Dentistry
  • Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine


  • Indiana University School of Dentistry


  • University of Iowa School of Dentistry


  • University of Kentucky School of Dentistry
  • University of Louisville School of Dentistry


  • Louisiana State University School of Dentistry


  • The National Naval Dental School
  • University of Maryland School of Dentistry


  • Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


  • University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry


  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry


  • University of Mississippi, School of Dentistry


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry


  • Creighton University School of Dentistry
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center

New Jersey

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

New York

  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center School of Dental and Oral Surgery
  • Long Island College Hospital, Department of Dentistry
  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • School of Dental Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook
  • University at Buffalo School of Dentistry
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

North Carolina

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry
  • Ohio State University, School of Dentistry


  • University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry


  • Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry


  • Temple University School of Dentistry
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

South Carolina

  • Medical University of South Carolina


  • Meharry College of Dentistry
  • University of Tennessee School of Dentistry


  • Baylor College of Dentistry
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • University of Texas - Houston Dental Branch


  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry


  • University of Washington School of Dentistry

West Virginia

  • West Virginia University School of Dentistry


  • Marquette University School of Dentistry


Contact Information

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Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331


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