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If you know you want to become a dentist, congratulations! Dentistry is a rewarding, high-demand career. It is also one that requires at least four more years of education after you earn your undergraduate degree.

Why not start off now with a program that gives you a solid foundation and prepares you well for the professional programs to come? The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — Pre-Dental program is just that.



Prepare for a Rewarding Career.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 17% increase in the employment possibilities for dentists by 2026.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

As a Pre-Dental student at Edinboro, you'll follow a rigorous curriculum that includes courses in drawing and 3D design that are required for dental school, as well as those that prepare you for the Dental Admissions Test (DAT).

Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making, and you'll become a qualified candidate for any dental program.

Small classes taught by faculty members with a wide array of research interests will enable you to fully participate in your education and appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine.

Faculty mentors will ensure you're equipped to do well in your undergraduate program and meet the requirements for the dental school that interests you.

How Edinboro Supports You.

State licensure and either a DMD or DDS degree is required before you can practice as a dentist, but it's never too early to build a resume that demonstrates your commitment to the field.

Opportunities at Edinboro include:

  • Hands-on field courses throughout the year, including summer work at the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology
  • Independent research under the supervision of a faculty expert
  • Internships that allow you to earn credits and provide firsthand experience in the field
  • Capstone experience that may lead to presentations at local, regional, or national meetings
  • On-campus organizations such as Tri Beta, a National Biological Honor Society, and Health Professions Club

Surround Yourself With Other Future Professionals.

At Edinboro, you will be surrounded by students like yourself who are focused and serious about careers in health care. They could be following any one of these pre-professional tracks:

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Nina Thumser
Department Chair
126C and 146 Cooper Hall
Phone: 814-732-2158

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As you explore careers in the field of health care, new interests may arise. Consider these other options at Edinboro:
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Master of Science (MS)