Doctor of Dental Surgery, D.D.S.

Duration: 4 years
Requirements: Dental Admissions Test (DAT), 90 semester hours (minimum), Baccalaureate Degree recommended
See: Questions and Answers About Admissions for course requirements
Application Deadline: November 1

Start Term: Fall

The program leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery is designed to develop broadly competent practitioners and encourages both clinical and basic science research in order to instill an appreciation of biomedical research and a spirit of inquiry in each student. The Texas A&M College of Dentistry recognizes the need to support excellence in its educational programs by acquiring and maintaining a highly qualified faculty and students, excellent physical facilities and a competency-based curriculum that is contemporary, comprehensive and efficient.

Select the section on Questions and Answers About Admissions to quickly access information and resources to further your knowledge of the admissions process. Go directly to Procedure for Application if you need specific directions on how to apply. To aid in planning and as a gauge for how you may compare to the 'average' entering student, access the statistics in the snapshots of our recent entering classes. In addition, you may also want to review the essential functions required to participate in the curriculum of the college.

Texas Residents MUST apply through the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS). To access the full information and the on-line application please visit their website.

Out-of-state applicants have three options. They may apply through the TMDSAS, through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) or with the Texas A&M College of Dentistry application packet available on-line at: Procedure for Application.

Please note: Out-of-state applications who apply through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) MUST also submit the Texas A&M College of Dentistry application.

If you have further questions you may contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions by email or by telephone at (214)828-8231.

Our mailing address is:

Texas A&M College of Dentistry
Office of Recruitment and Admissions
3302 Gaston Ave., Room 525
Dallas, Texas 75246-2013

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