Pre-Dentistry

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:

Alabama

  • University of Alabama School of Dentistry

California

  • 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

Colorado

  • University of Colorado, School of Dentistry

Connecticut

  • The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

District of Columbia

  • Howard University

Florida

  • University of Florida College of Dentistry

Georgia

  • Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry

Illinois

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

Indiana

  • Indiana University School of Dentistry

Iowa

  • University of Iowa School of Dentistry

Kentucky

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

Louisiana

  • Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

Maryland

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

Massachusetts

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

Michigan

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

Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Mississippi

  • University of Mississippi, School of Dentistry

Missouri

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry

Nebraska

  • 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

Ohio

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

Oklahoma

  • University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry

Oregon

  • Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry

Pennsylvania

  • 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

Tennessee

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

Texas

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

Virginia

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

Washington

  • University of Washington School of Dentistry

West Virginia

  • West Virginia University School of Dentistry

Wisconsin

  • Marquette University School of Dentistry

 

Contact Information


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