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Dental School Requirements

Dental school requirements

Based on medical schools requirements, dental schools choose carefully their applicants' records; however, it is a convenient program because its requirements are based on your own interests and abilities.

There are also some other considerations since dental studies are more concentrated, making that admissions committees take care both your grades in courses and your academic program nature.

Furthermore, you should also consider and evaluate your abilities realistically when considering courses because you know some are more rigorous than others. Keep in mind the fact of earning good grades, but at the same time do not failure by taking more than you can.

In fact, many employers are requiring candidates to be able to type at least a minimum of 35 wpm just for the sake of productivity. The ability to type quickly, accurately and without seeing at the keyboard is a huge advantage beside the nature of your work at dental professional. When you practice typing test WMP don't look at the keyboard, look only at the screen.

 Pre-school preparation
It is the beginning for pursuing a dental career, so get information of schools and solve doubts about this career.
Courseworks are the experimental work or the research in the sciences for contributing the pre-school preparation.
 Extracurricular Activities
Many admission committees evaluate the student's motivation through extracurricular activities in different fields.


The majority of ten dental schools take in consideration 2 years of pre-professional education, or 4 years of college. Some specific requirements are cited below:

       Coursework requirements
    • Biology (Organisms).
    • Biology (Cell and Molecular Biology).
    • Physics (Basic level).
    • General Chemistry .
    • Organic Chemistry.
    • Mathematics (Calculus and Statistics).
    • English and French (composition and literature).
    • Biochemistry (optional).
    • Microbiology (optional).
    • Physiology (optional).

    The official Canadian Dental schools give this list of course to being applied in every dental school in Canada, but these courses are subject to dental school requirements of your choice. Is necessary you contact with the school.

        Try to obtain a good GPA (Grade Point Average) to being approved by the admission office for every dental school.
        Submission of Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) scores, which evaluated the abilities for career dentistry, general academic aptitudes, comprehension and three dimensional visual perceptions.
        Residency requirements vary for the type school, whether you apply to a state school is probably you will have more chances to being accepted in your home state but if you intend to apply to a private school this won't be a problem.
        Extracurricular activities are not obligatory but will give extra points face to appraisal committee.


Academic requirements to being admitted are high; take a look for the top dental schools requirements in UK that consider:
       Coursework requirements
    • Biology (A level).
    • Chemistry (A level).
    • English (C level as minimum) at GCSE.
    • Mathematics (C level as minimum) at GCSE.

        A pre-dental year is offered by the most of dental schools in UK, with the finality to level out the science subjects.
        Take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) required by the majority of dental schools in UK
        An International or European Baccalaureate