Pre-Dentistry (BS in Biology w/concentration)
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Dentists offer professional advice and instruction to their patients concerning how best to take care of their teeth and gums including diet choices that can affect oral health. In addition, dentists also diagnose and treat problems. Their communication, dexterity, leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills assist them in the workplace.
Whether as a member of a larger organization or in private practice, dentists enjoy successful careers as general practitioners, dental public health specialists, endodontists, oral and maxillofacial radiologists or surgeons, oral pathologists, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, periodontists or prosthodontists. A Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Pre-Dental concentration is the perfect path for an undergraduate student.
Students are encouraged to take the Dental Acceptance Test (DAT) during their junior year before applying to dental school. Lourdes graduates have successfully gained entrance into dental schools. Upon graduation from an accredited dental school, individuals must pass prescribed written and practical exams to become licensed to practice in any given state.
The LECOM College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine offers an Early Acceptance Program that allows qualified Lourdes students to hold a provisional reserved seat at one of LECOM’s professional schools upon successful completion of an interview. Students can then pursue successful completion of their required undergraduate coursework at Lourdes University.
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