We can help you get on the path to a multifaceted, flourishing dentistry career -- and few professions are more promising. Research studies continue to show that oral health is linked to overall health. This means there is a growing need for competent, compassionate dentists.
Becoming an effective caretaker of teeth, gums and all of the mouth’s other elements will require a strong science foundation. At Lipscomb, pre-dentistry students are ensured of gaining an integrated study of essential scientific principles: mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. Even more, because dental schools will expect you to have had hands-on experiences in the field, we can help you identify relevant networking and clinical opportunities outside of the classroom. You’ll also have access to resources such as the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) scholarship.
With the academic knowledge and relationships built here, you’ll be well-equipped to enter dental school and specialize in an area of your choosing.
Our office can assist you in determining which courses you need to satisfy professional school requirements. However, we also recommend that you visit the website of each dental school in which you have an interest in order to become familiar with its specific prerequisites and admission requirements.
Although course requirements can vary from one health professional program to another, the following courses are required by most dental schools:
General Biology: Eight semester hours with labs
General Chemistry: Eight semester hours with labs
Organic Chemistry: Eight semester hours with labs
Physics: Eight hours with lab(s)
Math: Trigonometry; some through Calculus I
English: Six semester hours
One of the following: Three hours of Microbiology, three hours of Histology, eight hours of Human Anatomy & Physiology or four hours of Comparative Anatomy.