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Dental School Application

Your application process begins in spring or summer at the end of your junior year if you have completed the necessary requirements. Dental schools admit students once a year for fall. You’ll take the DAT (Dental Admissions Test) and submit an application one year in advance of the year for which you are applying

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Prepare for application (Feb - May)

It should be taken 18 months prior to the dental school class you plan to enter. It is to your advantage to take it early, by April-June in the year you are submitting your application. It will take 4-5 weeks for you receive the score. Read the DAT FAQ (PDF).

Complete the application (June and beyond) 

There are 64 accredited dental schools in the United States. Most of these schools receive applications via the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). AADSAS standardizes your application and forwards it to the schools of your choice. After submission of this application, supplemental material, such as letters of recommendation, will also be required. Most dental schools require a personal interview. Please consult the preprofessional advisors regularly as you prepare your application. 

Submit the application as early as possible:

  • Create an account.
  • First, go to the “Evaluation” section and type in the e-mail addresses of your letter writers (AADSAS will send emails to your letter writers right away)
  • Second, go to the “Transcript” section and print out the “Transcript Request Form” to request transcripts from universities and colleges you have taken classes from. (Include concurrent enrollment courses in high school.)
  • Third, fill out the rest of your application form and pay any Application Processing Fees.
  • It will take 4-5 weeks for ADSSAS to process your application. Even if your DAT score is not available yet, ADSSAS can process your application and forward it to designated schools.
  • Dental schools will process your application form as soon as they receive all information (transcripts, application form, and fee payment) from you.  

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Additional Resources

Find answers to your questions about dental school application process.

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PPA Advisor Office Locations:

Main PPA Office: Mayumi Kasai, Amy Urbanek and Cari Winger: Building 44, Room 206 [MAP]  

Marriott Library: Shelley Nicholson and Tam Mai: On the 2nd floor, in the South West corner of the Knowledge Commons

HPER North: Heather Crum, Room 234 


Fall 2017
Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri.
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The office will be closed for planned events on:

  • MLK Day: Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 28, 2018

Appointments are required. Please call 801-581-5744 to schedule an appointment.

If you are a prospective student (freshman, transfer, post-baccalaureate) visiting our office for the first time, please call 801-581-5744 or email to schedule an appointment. 


"10 minute rule"

Please try to arrive a few minutes early to check in before your appointment time. Students who are more than 9 minutes late will be rescheduled.

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Last Updated: 1/19/18