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Pre-Dental Information



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

Student Organization

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: (Click “Health Professions” Categories)

For full information regarding UTSA Student Activities:

Special Programs

Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP): DEAP is a joint program between the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA) 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 UTHSA Dental School and to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UTSA and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from UTHSA within seven years.  For more information and eligibility requirements, please review the website at:

All UTSA students interested in the program must attend one of the DEAP information sessions (held throughout freshmen orientation) 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:   

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:


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:
or (Click “Dental” Category at the top of the website)

For Dental Schools outside of Texas, please visit ADEA (American Dental Education Association) through AADSAS (American Associated Dental School Application Service) at:
or (Click “ADEA AADSAS Applicants” and “U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools”)