Pre-Dental

Students preparing for a career in Dentistry are considered to be on a Pre-Dental path. In order to qualify for Dental School, students must take necessary pre-requisites for each school.

In order to practice in this field, individuals must obtain a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. This may require additional education and clinical experience, for more information contact HealthProfessions@lcu.edu.

What do Dentists do?

Dentists identify and treat patients’ issues with teeth, gums, and other oral-related concerns.  Dentists also make oral-health recommendations to patients. Click here for a full description of what Dentists do.

What is the job outlook?

Employment growth for Dentists is projected at 19 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for Dentists is driven by baby boomers, who will likely require more complicated dental procedures as a result of keeping their teeth longer than past generations. 

(Retrieved from www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dentists.htm)

What are the degree requirements?

 

View degree requirements with an emphasis in Pre-Dental attached.

What are Dental programs in Texas?

*Programs are public and fully accredited unless otherwise indicated

Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas
UT Health School of Dentistry at Houston
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry

Click here to check accreditation status of Texas Programs on American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) website.

Click here to visit the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service for information on the application process and a list of participating dental schools.