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.
Table updated June 2022.
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|Dental School||Required UndergradGPA (To Advance)||Required DAT Score(To Advance)||Duration||Participating College(s)||Notes|
|Dental College of Georgia (Augusta College)||https://www.augusta.edu/admissions/professionalscholars.php||3.6||Average of previous class||7 years||Augusta College||Applicants must possess a 3.7 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1360/30|
|Case Western Reserve University||https://case.edu/dental/prospective-students/doctor-dental-medicine-dmd/apply-cwru-sodm/accelerated-high-school-applicants||3.5||19||7 years||Case Western Reserve University; College of Wooster; Gannon University; Hiram College; University of Toledo; Walsh University; Westminster College||Applicants should review participating college requirements for admission|
|Nova Southeastern University||https://www.nova.edu/undergraduate/academics/dual-admission/dental-medicine.html||3.4||20||7 or 8 years||Nova Southeastern University||Applicants must possess a 3.5 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1360/30|
|NYU College of Dentistry||https://cas.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/cas/ba-dds.html||3.5||20||7 years||Adelphi University; New York University|
|Rutgers School of Dental Medicine||https://sdm.rutgers.edu/admissions/predoctoral-admissions/bs-dmd-program||3.6 (Average)||22 (Average)||7 or 8 years||Schools 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 Studies||Applicants should review participating college requirements for admission|
|Stony Brook University Dental School||https://www.stonybrook.edu/undergraduate-admissions/academics/honors/||3.5||National Average||8 years||Stony Brook University||Successful applicants have historically had 95-99 HSGPA and 1490-1590 SAT (ACT)|
|Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry||https://cst.temple.edu/academics/degree-programs/accelerated-programs||3.5||21.3 (Average)||7 years||Temple University||Applicants must possess a 3.8 HSGPA or higher, volunteer activities|
|University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine||https://admissions.uconn.edu/apply/first-year/special-programs/dental||3.5-3.6 (Average)||21-22 (Average)||8 years||University of Connecticut||Applicants 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||https://eng-sci.udmercy.edu/academics/science/pre-health/seven-year-dental.php||3.6||20||7 years||University of Detroit Mercy||Applicants must possess a 3.5 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1300/28|
|University of Florida College of Dentistry||https://admissions.dental.ufl.edu/d-m-d/combined-programs/b-s-d-m-d/||3.75||20||7 years||University of Florida||Applicants 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||http://louisville.edu/dentistry/degrees/dmd/ulead||3.5||At or above National Average (No less than a 17)||8 years||University of Louisville||Applicants must possess a 3.75 HSGPA and a minimum SAT/ACT score of 1360/30|
|Penn Dental Medicine||https://www.dental.upenn.edu/admissions-academics/bio-dental-consortial-programs-for-high-school-students/||3.75 (Average)||22.4 (Average)||7 years||Hampton University, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University||Applicants should review participating college requirements for admission|
|VCU School of Dentistry||https://honors.vcu.edu/admissions/guaranteed-admission/gdent-app/||3.7 (Average)||21 (Average)||8 years||Virginia Commonwealth University Honors College||Applicants 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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