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Dental prerequisites -please help-

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Buy an online copy of the adea guide to dental schools, it will show you what each school requires as it’s prerequisites.

Generally, most schools require:
A bachelors and
8 units of general physics with lab
8 units of general chemistry with lab
8 units of organic chemistry with lab
8 units of general biology with lab
3-4 units of biochemistry
All with a C or higher

Many of these schools also specify you need:

8 units of upper division reading/writing
4 units of calculus/statistics
All with a C or higher

Then some schools require, in seeming order of importance:

4 units of microbiology and or
4 units of anatomy and or
4 units of physiology
All with a C or higher
 
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S_Diamond_DDS

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You may want to check the guide. Unless there have been some drastic changes in the last few years, very few schools “require “ a bs degree.
You’re right. In the guide and according to the schools, usually a bachelors is not a “requirement,” at least on paper. Yet, as you probably know, most schools will only actually accept those with a bachelors, except if they demonstrate REMARKABLY high achievement after completing something like 90 semester/120 quarter credits (I forget the actual figures).
 
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