Dentist performing procedure

About the Pre-Dentistry Program

On Campus

Dentistry is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of problems with a patient’s teeth, gums, and parts of the mouth. Dentists are dedicated to the treatment and prevention of oral diseases and conditions. Studying dentistry is great training for careers in general practice, orthodontics, periodontics, oral or maxillofacial surgery, and oral pathology. Learn more about a dental career.

Program Information Guide

The majority of students entering dental school have a bachelor’s degree; therefore, University of Nebraska at Kearney students are expected to choose a major so they can work towards a degree concurrently with the pre-dentistry program. 体育菠菜大平台’s pre-dentistry program will meet the admissions requirements for the dentistry program at UNMC College of Dentistry. Students considering other schools should check their admissions requirements.

100% Placement Rate in Dental Schools

Statistics based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years

Median Pay: $159,530 per year

4% Projected Employment Growth

from 2021 to 2031 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Acceptance into dental school is competitive and not guaranteed. Admission is based on GPA, test scores, shadowing, medical experience, recommendation letters, an interview, essay, and other extra-curricular activities. Dedicated advisors will guide and equip students to excel in these areas. In addition, smaller class sizes, top faculty, and unique learning experiences such as research will give you an advantage. 体育菠菜大平台 students in the pre-dentistry program have an exceptional acceptance rate.

Kearney Health Opportunities Program

Kearney Health Opportunities Program

Rural Nebraska students pursuing pre-dentistry may be eligible for the KHOP Program at 体育菠菜大平台. Learn more about KHOP

Sarah Sexton, DDS

"After practicing dental hygiene in Minden, NE, for 10 years, I took courses at 体育菠菜大平台 that were needed to fulfill prerequisites for dental school. I wanted to expand the scope of my career by pursuing my DDS degree. The 体育菠菜大平台 organic chemistry professors were not only very knowledgeable, but also willing to take the time to help their students one-on-one. I was well prepared to take the Dental Admission test.”

Sarah Sexton, DDS

Minden Dental Clinic

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