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  • 将Argana


    Dental student at the 密苏里大学堪萨斯城分校 School of Dentistry

    “Benedictine College prepared me to be successful in dental school because of the amazing faculty who genuinely cared about both the subject matter and their students.”

  • 马特·丹顿


    Dental 学生 at the University of Nebraska Medical School

    “Benedictine College helped me on my path to success in dental school by providing me with professors that challenged me to perform at the highest level in the classroom. Their mentorship not only helped me get into dental school, but it also encouraged me to explore multiple professions so that I could know without a shadow of a doubt that dental school was the perfect fit for my future.”


The term “pre-dental” refers to a course of study intended to prepare students for a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program or a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program. A DMD and a DDS have the same curriculum and therefore are equivalent degrees, but have a different name depending on the university. A student can choose any major and still be pre-dental, but will be most successful in a major he or she is passionate about. However, there are common prerequisite science courses required or recommended by dental schools. In addition, a student must take the dental admissions test (DAT).


牙科学校是学术密集的, requiring a heavy load of memorization and the comprehension of complex scientific ideas. 此外, it necessitates the ability to critically analyze, 过程, 太阳城官网, 并交流所学的信息. A mixture of both science and liberal arts classes will give a strong base for success in dental school.

Benedictine College offers a variety of rigorous courses in the sciences and liberal arts that will provide not only the prerequisites needed for dental school, but also the liberal arts framework that helps with critical analysis as well as written and oral communication.


There are common prerequisite courses you have to take to be admitted to dental school, and several majors will allow you to take these prerequisite courses within the major. These majors are academically rigorous, preparing you for the demands of dental school. Some examples of pre-dentistry majors are Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Physics. According to the 美国牙科教育协会 (ADEA), these are also the most common majors among matriculated dental students.


Dental schools expect students to not only have a strong academic record, but also have a strong record of leadership and service outside of the classroom. 学生s should seek out service opportunities both at the college and in the broader community that demonstrate a desire to help others with compassion and empathy. 此外, students should demonstrate the ability to be a leader in different environments, 建立清晰的个人成熟度. Benedictine College has numerous opportunities to be involved in student organizations, 学术团体, and community service projects both at home and abroad.


Dental schools expect students to have strong letters of evaluations, vouching for the student’s academic aptitude and overall motivation. Often, dental schools require at least two of these letters to be from a science professor. 在本笃学院, because of small class sizes and professor-guided research opportunities, students have numerous opportunities to interact one-on-one with professors. This builds relationships that will not only help with recommendation letter writing, but will provide sustainable professional relationships that will provide a basis of community learning during a student’s undergraduate career and beyond.


玛莎Z. Carletti, Ph值.D.
Director of Advising for Pre-Medical 健康care Professions


化学- 3500生物化学1
杂志- 1121年普通生物学1带实验室
杂志- 1122年普通生物学2带实验
杂志- 2242年人体解剖学和生理学I与实验室
杂志- 2243年人体解剖学和生理学II与实验室
BIOL-3305或MATH-1220Biological Statistics or Introductory Statistics
BIOL-3000/4000 +*高级生物课程
*Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Immunology,
  1. 与智力
    1. Display a curiosity in learning different subjects
    2. 努力学习和保留信息
    3. 参加讲座 & 学术讨论
  2. 熟悉牙科领域
    1. 跟随牙医
    2. 在牙科诊所找份工作
    3. Dental schools require at minimum 80 observation hours
  3. 发展你的研究技能
    1. Work with professors on individual research projects
    2. Present research findings either at Discovery Day or any applicable science conferences
  4. 进行志愿者和服务工作
    1. 参与社区活动
    2. 对他人表示同情和理解
    3. Broaden appreciation of diverse backgrounds and experiences
  5. 反思旅程
    1. 认识长处和短处
    2. 寻找机会提高自己
  • University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
  • A.T. Still University – Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral 健康
  • 克莱顿大学
  • 马凯特大学
  • 爱荷华大学
  • 路易斯维尔大学
  • 明尼苏达大学
  • 密苏里大学堪萨斯城分校
  • 内布拉斯加大学医学中心

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Be sure to take advantage of the post-graduate support and guidance provided by the Benedictine College 学生成功中心.