Dentistry is the science or profession concerned with the teeth and associated structures of the mouth. It involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, or malfunction of the teeth, gums, and jaws. Dentists practice in several specialties using a full range of techniques.

The UW-Platteville program consists of selected courses that help to provide a basic body of knowledge to meet the admission requirements for schools of dentistry. Admission to a school of dentistry normally follows the fulfillment of requirements of the desired professional school in the completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.