Prepare for Dentistry School Admission: DDS or DMD in Dentistry

Application Due - Differs by program. By July 1st of the summer between your junior and senior years, submit your American Association of Dental Schools Application Service application (AADSAS).

Special Application Requirements:

  • Register for the DAT - Dental Admission Test. This test is computerized so schedule it for a time that suits your preparation and application cycle needs.
    • Ideally, you will want to take it by June 1st in the summer between your Junior and Senior year. If needed, you can retake it after 90 days.
  • Evaluation Letters are required for the AADSAS. Letters are sent through the AADSAS, be sure to give your writers an August 1st deadline for submission.
  • Complete supplemental applications ideally by August 1st.
  • Resume will be required.
  • Interview Process! Most schools begin their interview process in August or September.
  • Observation, and work in a Dental Office is strongly encouraged.
  • Strong candidate also must demonstrate a committment to social service. Volunteering is always great!
  • Research projects are encouraged.
  • Keep a log about your hours, activities and thoughts about the Dentistry profession for your application and interview.

 


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