For overview information, pre-requisites and holistic planning for dental school, please click the “Dental Handout” link for a printable version.
Click here for printable version: Dental Handout
As a student at UTSA, there are a variety of registered UTSA student organizations available for students to be involved with during their college experience. For a full listing of all student organizations including health professions based organizations, please utilize the Student Activities website: https://utsa.collegiatelink.net/Organizations (Click “Health Professions” Categories)
For full information regarding UTSA Student Activities:
Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP): DEAP is a joint program between the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School. Although it may not be a good fit for all students, this program offers those with an interest in dentistry the opportunity to receive early conditional acceptance to the UTHSCSA Dental School and to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UTSA and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from UTHSCSA within seven years. For more information and eligibility requirements, please review the website at: http://dental.uthscsa.edu/admissions/dual_degree.php
All UTSA students interested in the program must attend one of the DEAP information sessions (held monthly at UTSA) to learn more about the program and its requirements prior to scheduling an individual appointment with the DEAP program coordinator in the UHPO office. DEAP information session information can be found on the UHPO website at: http://utsa.edu/healthprofessions/deap.html
Please contact the UHPO for additional information and advisement.
The UHPO keeps and maintains resources that will be available to students in our office. These include books, journals, handouts, and other resources. Useful information about dentistry as a profession can be found on websites including:
- American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Go Dental - http://info.adea.org/dep/
- American Dental Association (ADA) - www.ada.org (See “Education/Careers” section under “Be a Dentist”)
- American Student Dental Association (ASDA)- www.asdanet.org (See “For Predentals” section www.asdanet.org/predental/)
In the “overview” section above, please click the “Dental Handout” link for a printable version of the required prerequisites for Dental Schools in Texas. Please note that prerequisites are subject to change and we encourage all prospective students to review each schools prerequisites and requirements individually.
To search for all Texas Dental Schools and prerequisites please visit:
For Dental Schools outside of Texas, please visit ADEA (American Dental Education Association) through AADSAS (American Associated Dental School Application Service) at:
http://www.adea.org/ (Click “ADEA AADSAS Applicants” and “U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools”)