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Combined and Early Assurance Dental Programs

Not every currently-practicing dentist was 100% convinced back in high school that their career goal was to be a dentist. However, for those tooth-obsessed college applicants out there with strong grades and test scores, there are plenty of reasons to consider a streamlined bachelors/DDS or DDM degree. Students admitted into the programs on this list have the opportunity to concurrently gain acceptance to an undergraduate institution as well as an affiliated dental school. This can lead to a completion of a bachelor’s degree and a degree in dental medicine in 6-7 years while allowing students to bypass certain admission requirements to dental school. Listed below are colleges that offer a combined dental program with the affiliated dental schools listed in the second column. Click the links in the first column for more information about each offering.

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Dental SchoolParticpating College(s)Required Undergrad GPA (To Advance)Required DAT Score (To Advance)DurationNotesParticipating College(s)
Case Western Reserve UniversityClick plus(+) icon for list3.5197 yearsCase Western Reserve University; College of Wooster; Gannon University; Hiram College; University of Toledo; Walsh University; and Westminster College
Augusta UniversityAugusta University3.6207 yearsApplicants must possess a 3.7 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1450/32Augusta University
Temple UniversityTemple University3.5217 yearsTemple University
NYU College of DentistryClick plus (+) icon for list3.5207 yearsAdelphi University; New York University
Nova Southeastern UniversityNova Southeastern University3.4207 yearsApplicants must possess a 3.5 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1360/30Nova Southeastern University
Rutgers School of Dental MedicineClick plus (+) icon for list3.5207 yearsCaldwell University; Fairleigh Dickinson Univdersity; Montclair State University; New Jersey City University; New Jersey Institute of Technology; North Carolina Central University; Ramapo College; Stockton University; Rowan University; Rutgers University; St. Peter's University
Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook University3.5National Average8 yearsSuccessful applicants have historically had 98-99 HSGPA and 1490-1590 SAT (or ACT equivalent)Stony Brook University
University of ConnecticutUniversity of Connecticut3.5208 yearsApplicants must possess a 3.5 HSGPA, a class ranking in the top 10 percent, and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1350/29University of Connecticut
University of Detroit MercyUniversity of Detroit Mercy3.6207 yearsApplicants must possess a 3.5 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1310/28University of Detroit Mercy
University of FloridaUniversity of Florida3.75207 yearsApplicants must possess a 3.75 HS and college GPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1350/29; Applicants don't apply until freshman yearUniversity of Florida
University of LouisvilleUniversity of Louisville3.5178 yearsApplicants must possess a 3.75 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1360/30University of Louisville
University of PennsylvaniaClick plus (+) icon for list3.5207 yearsHampton University, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityVirginia Commonwealth University3.5No minimum8 yearsAccepted applicants possessed an average HSGPA of 3.88 and an average of SAT of 1530; up to five students admittedVirginia Commonwealth University
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