I enrolled at USAO as the first step in my plan to become a dental hygienist but I’ve learned that it’s about more than just getting by with what I need for admission to dental school. My education is about more than just my future career plans.  -Macy McDonald/Elk City, OK

USAO has a designated pre-dental advisor who receives information concerning the entrance requirements of the dental colleges and who will help students plan their program for each trimester they are in college, regardless of what major they may choose.

The pre-dental student should secure approval of the pre-dental advisor each time the student enrolls. Although the various dental colleges do not have uniform entrance requirements, there is a great deal of similarity among them.

The pre-dental students can start their program before selecting a dental college. Although the student may choose any program of study for a major, most pre-dental students choose either a biology or chemistry major. These two majors provide the best preparation for the DAT (Dental Admission Test).

Note: Items on this page and page links are intended for informational purposes only. Please consult the current USAO catalog for actual class requirements for this or any other major field of study. Current USAO students should consult their advisor.

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