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Pre-Dental Pre-Requisites

Pre-Dental Pre-Requisites

Dentistry is the branch of the healing arts and sciences devoted to maintaining oral health. Dentists are trained to treat all patients, adults and children, in many different treatment facilities and settings. Today's dentists are at the forefront of a range of of new developments in dental implants, computer generated imaging, and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Approximately 80% of all dentists are general dentists.  Additional experience, training or education beyond a DMD or DDS allows general dentists to further specialize in the following fields:

  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Dental Public Health**

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Additional Coursework

Taking advanced science courses can be beneficial to your knowledge and application. Consider taking one or more of the following courses, only if you are confident you can do well.  Some dental schools may require Biochemistry.

  • BIO 310: Cell Biology
  • BIO 315: Microbiology
  • BIO 320: Genetics
  • BIO 328: Mammalian Physiology
  • BIO 361: Biochemistry
  • HBC 331: Intro to Biochemistry
  • ANP: 300: Human Anatomy 

Important Dental Medicine Links and Resources


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