So you want to go to dental school?

The journey to dental school and the path to becoming a dentist is not an easy one, however it is rewarding in the end.  If you're looking for helpful resources on everything you'll need to know as you move through your undergraduate career, then you've come to the right place. In addition to this resource page, AED has many other useful tools to offer. Feel free to reach out to your pre-dental chair or your AED president for more information. 


It's important to know what admissions committees are looking for, so that you can be more than prepared as a stellar candidate by the time you apply.


The DAT is designed to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability. While intimidating at first glance, the DAT can be dealt with by knowing what to expect and preparing adequately. 


One of the more critical experiences for pre-dental students is exposure to patients in a clinical setting.  This type of experience will allow you to ensure that you enjoy working with patients and that you are well suited for a career in dentistry.  


A high GPA is an important aspect of your application to dental school. However, a high GPA alone won't get you in the door. It is important to work hard to keep your GPA up, in addition to taking all required prerequisite courses.