Healthcare focused on maintaining the health of the teeth, gums and other tissues in and around the mouth

Dentists are highly sophisticated health professionals who provide a wide range of oral health care that contributes to the general health and quality of their patients' lives. Below, learn more about the classes and the national exam you need to prepare for dental school.  In the useful links sections, learn more about the dental schools, as well as other general information about dentistry.

What classes do I need to take?

Admission requirements vary from school to school. You can find out the most current requirements directly from the dental school or from the ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools.

Required courses by the two dental schools in Michigan

What is the national standardized test?

The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is required for admission to dental school and covers basic material in biology, general chemistry and organic chemistry. It includes sections testing perceptual ability, reading comprehension and quantitative reasoning.

What else should I know?

More information, such as what you should major in at UM-Dearborn and what else you can do to prepare for the profession, can be found in our FAQ section.

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