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Dental prerequisites -please help-

Sabyam0110

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    Hello everyone
    I have a question regarding dental classes,
    I did take Chem1 and 2. Organic 1 and 2. And calculs 1 and 2.biology 1. How many clases do I need to take to get dental program
     

    S_Diamond_DDS

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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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        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.
         
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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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