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 December 2023

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InstitutionParticipating College(s)SAT/ACT Score (Average or Minimum)Required Undergrad GPA (To Advance)Required DAT Score (To Advance)DurationNotes
201645CWRU School of Dental MedicineCase Western Reserve University; College of Wooster; Gannon University; Hiram College; University of Toledo; Walsh University; Westminster CollegeApplicants should review participating college requirements for admission3.5197 years
482149Dental College of Georgia (Augusta University)Augusta University1360/30 (Minimum)3.6Average of previous class7 years given to Georgia residents
179812KCU College of Dental MedicineMissouri Southern State University1310/28 (Minimum)3.5No minimum7 years
136215NSUNSU College of Dental MedicineNova Southeastern University3+4: 1360/30; 4+4: 1270/273.4207 or 8 years
193900NYUNYU College of DentistryAdelphi University; New York UniversityTest-Optional3.521 (Average)7 years 10 students admitted per year; Encourages underrepresented minorities and women to apply
215062Penn Dental MedicineHampton University, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova UniversityApplicants should review participating college requirements for admissionNo minimumNo minimum7 years
186399Rutgers School of Dental MedicineSchools 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; Rowan University; Rutgers University-New Brunswick; St. Peter's University; Stockton University Schools with 4+4: Yeshiva University; Pennsylvania State University; Northwestern University - School of Professional; Moravian University; Hofstra UniversityApplicants should review participating college requirements for admissionNo minimumNo minimum7 or 8 years
196097Stony Brook University Dental SchoolStony Brook University1540/35 (Average)3.5National Average (~19)8 years
216339Temple University Kornberg School of DentistryTemple UniversityTest-Optional3.521.1(Average)7 years
129020UConnUniversity of Connecticut School of Dental MedicineUniversity of ConnecticutNot Required3.5208 years
169716University of Detroit Mercy School of DentistryUniversity of Detroit Mercy1300/28 (Minimum)*3.6207 years is test-optional
134130University of Florida College of DentistryUniversity of Florida1350/29 (Minimum)3.75207 years individual DAT score less than 16
157289University of Louisville School of DentistryUniversity of Louisville1360/30 (Minimum)3.5At or above National Average (No less than a 17)8 years
234030VCUVCU School of DentistryVirginia Commonwealth University Honors College1330/29 (Minimum)3.5188 years

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