Combined 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.

Table updated June 2022.

Dental SchoolRequired UndergradGPA (To Advance)Required DAT Score(To Advance)DurationParticipating College(s)Notes
Dental College of Georgia (Augusta College) of previous class7 yearsAugusta CollegeApplicants must possess a 3.7 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1360/30
Case Western Reserve University yearsCase Western Reserve University; College of Wooster; Gannon University; Hiram College; University of Toledo; Walsh University; Westminster CollegeApplicants should review participating college requirements for admission
Nova Southeastern University or 8 yearsNova Southeastern UniversityApplicants must possess a 3.5 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1360/30
NYU College of Dentistry yearsAdelphi University; New York University
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Average)22 (Average)7 or 8 yearsSchools with 3+4: Caldwell University; Fairleigh Dickinson University; Montclair State University; New Jersey City University; New Jersey Institute of Technology; North Carolina Central University; Ramapo College; Stockton University; Rowan University; Rutgers University-New Brunswick; St. Peter's University Schools with 4+4: Yeshiva University; The Pennsylvania State University Admission Linkage: Northwestern Univesity-School of Professional StudiesApplicants should review participating college requirements for admission
Stony Brook University Dental School Average8 yearsStony Brook UniversitySuccessful applicants have historically had 95-99 HSGPA and 1490-1590 SAT (ACT)
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (Average)7 yearsTemple UniversityApplicants must possess a 3.8 HSGPA or higher, volunteer activities
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (Average)21-22 (Average)8 yearsUniversity of ConnecticutApplicants must possess a 3.5 HSGPA, a class ranking in the top 10 percent, SAT/ACT score of 1350/29 (optional)
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry yearsUniversity of Detroit MercyApplicants must possess a 3.5 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1300/28
University of Florida College of Dentistry yearsUniversity of FloridaApplicants must possess a 3.75 HS and college GPA + a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1350/29; Applicants don't apply until freshman year
University of Louisville School of Dentistry or above National Average (No less than a 17)8 yearsUniversity of LouisvilleApplicants must possess a 3.75 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1360/30
Penn Dental Medicine (Average)22.4 (Average)7 yearsHampton University, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova UniversityApplicants should review participating college requirements for admission
VCU School of Dentistry (Average)21 (Average)8 yearsVirginia Commonwealth University Honors CollegeApplicants must have a minimum 3.5 HSGPA (average accepted in 2020 4.0) and 1330/29 SAT/ACT composite score (average accepted ini 2020 1540). Applicants had an accumulated average of 280 hours of healthcare-related experience.

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