Pre Dental Program

The pre dental program at Parkside is designed to help you gain the necessary academic and professional requirements that will help you become a competitive candidate for professional dental schools. We offer exceptional learning opportunities in a small class setting which helps with your success. 


Parkside's pre-dental program gives you the strong educational base you need to pursue a career as a dentist. If you are uncertain if a career in dentistry is for you, find out why others pursue and have great success in the field.

Why dentistry?
Restore oral health and transform patients health
An independent career
Shape the future of oral health care
Choose from a number of dental career options
Exercise creativity in your daily work
Work as a collaborative team
Provide benevolent care to community

* According to the American Dental Education Association

Follow link for more information about the Center of Health Sciences and other Pre Health programs




Medical Schools Parkside Students Attended

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Marquette SIU  

Source: Dr. Bryan Lewis, Associate Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences; Director, Center for Health Sciences and Pre-Health Programs 2001-2023 acceptance rates information, University of Wisconsin-Parkside.


Students hoping to gain acceptance into professional health programs can pursue a major in any department/discipline throughout the university.


As a student in the Pre-Dental program you will receive

  • Assistance in obtaining shadowing/internship experiences with local dentists 
  • Help to ensure that you are choosing the correct career pathway  
  • Experience required to gain acceptance into dental school

Common science and math pre-requisite classes that are required by most dental schools

General Biology | BIOS 101 and 102 | 8 credits | 1 year

General Chemistry | CHEM 101 and 102 | 10 credits | 1 year

Organic Chemistry | CHEM 321, 322, and 323  | 11 credits | 1 year

Physics | PHYS 105 and 106 | 10 credits | 1 year

Biochemistry | BIOS 307 | 3 credits | 1 semester

Other classes you may want to consider taking as electives to help you prepare for dental school include:

Anatomy | BIOS 300 | 4 credits

Physiology | BIOS 341 | 3 credits

Microbiology | BIOS 303 | 4 credits

Neuroscience | BIOS 420 | 3 credits  

Accredited dental school programs can be found at the National Dental Association Website.

Below is a list of just a few dental schools our graduates attended


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