Dentistry is the science or profession concerned with the teeth and associated structures of the mouth and involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, or malfunction of the teeth, gums, and jaw. As research continues to link oral health to overall health, the importance of dentistry is more important than ever, and the overall employment of dentists is projected to grow 19%.* Dentists practice in several specialties using a full range of techniques.

The UW-Platteville pre-dentistry program consists of 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 and the completion of a bachelor’s degree in biology.

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these projected growth rates are from 2016-2026.