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Pre-Dentistry Resources


Career Exploration

  • Visit the American Dental Assocation (ADA) page to examine specialty options for dentists. The ADA also has a link to information on financing your dental education.

Experiential Learning Opportunities - See our webpage for a full listing!

  • Shadowing: It is recommended, and actually required by some schools, that you shadow/observe dental professionals. We encourage you to shadow your own primary dentist as well as additional primary dentists and dental specialists. Ask your dentist for suggestions. Also, visit the ADA site for information on career mentoring
  • Research opportunities at UC and beyond

Dental Associations

  • We encourage you to spend time exploring the other sections of the ADA website to familiarize yourself with current issues within the profession.
  • The University of Minnesota offers the only Dental Therapy program in the United States.


Applying to Dental School