The BS/DDS combined-degree program is a seven-year program designed for individuals who have a clear career focus prior to entering college, the program allows students to complete both a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of dental surgery degree in seven years.
The predoctoral dental education program (DDS) is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accredited without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/en/coda.
Students apply to the BS/DDS combined-degree program through the participating undergraduate school. Students at all schools complete the first three years of the program at the undergraduate institution and the last four years at the School of Dental Medicine.
Students are awarded the BS degree by the participating undergraduate school upon the completion of at least 120 credits, certain other requirements, and the undergraduate program certifies that the work completed fulfills the combined bachelor's degree expectations. Students must major in Chemistry or Biology.
For detailed information about admission requirements, application procedures, and program requirements, contact the participating undergraduate institution.