Venous Davoudi, Pre-Dentistry Student

Pre-Dentistry is a pathway rather than a major, and to be "pre-dentistry" implies that a student will complete all the necessary prerequisite courses necessary to go on and attend a dental school.

Students who are interested in going to dental school typically will pursue Biology Option C-3, Pre-Dentistry or Chemistry Option C, Biochemistry as their undergraduate major.

The focus for Pre-Dentistry students needs to be on GPA, Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores, shadowing experience, volunteerism, and extracurricular activities. The average GPA for students matriculating into the Dental schools in Texas is between 3.6-3.7 out of 4.0. 

Helpful Resources for Pre-Dentistry Students:

Applying to Dental School PDF

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry
    6516 M.D. Anderston Blvd.
    Houston, Texas 77030
    713-500-4000
    Email: Hugh.P.Pierpont@uth.tmc.edu
    https://dentistry.uth.edu/
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Dental Admissions, Office of the Registrar UTHSCSA
    7703 Floyd Curl Drive
    San Antonio, Texas 78229-7702
    210-567-2674
    Email: dsprospect@uthscsa.edu
    http://dental.uthscsa.edu
    Baylor College of Dentistry
    Office of Admissions and Academic Records
    PO Box 660677
    Dallas, Texas 75266-0677
    214-828-8100
    Email: admissions-bcd@bcd.tamhsc.edu
    https://dentistry.tamhsc.edu/