Dental Program


UNMC College of Dentistry Dental Program

Length of Program: 4 years
Application Opens: June 1
Application Deadline: October 1
Start Date: August
Class Size: 52
Degree Awarded: DDS
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Program Details

The University of Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). UNMC has been continuously accredited since 1913. The dental education program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Completion of our DDS program fulfills educational requirements for eligibility for licensure examinations and postgraduate training (i.e., a residency), which ultimately leads to licensure in all US states and territories. [See complete licensure disclosure.]

Why study dentistry?

Dentists experience the satisfaction, privilege and joy of positively transforming their patients’ lives by improving their oral health and making their communities healthier. Dentistry is a rewarding and challenging career that offers a wealth of benefits, including owning your own business, exercising creativity in daily work, working as part of a team, and helping to eliminate oral health disparities. The need for new dentists is rapidly increasing; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth of 7.6 percent, equating to 10,400 new dentist jobs through the year 2028.

Why the UNMC College of Dentistry Dental Program?

Core Topics Covered

Comprehensive Clinical Care, Critical Thinking, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Digital Dentistry, Evidence-Based Dentistry Principles, Operative Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, Periodontal and Endodontic Therapy, Patient Communication, Practice Management, Prosthodontics, Research  

Skills Students Develop

Critical thinking and problem-solving, clinical diagnosis and treatment planning, clinical hand skills (fine motor skills), digital dentistry application, patient communication, practice management and research.

Career Opportunities

Private Practice, Practice Owner, Public Health (public health agencies, community health clinics and schools), Advanced Education Residencies in Dental Specialties (ex: endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics), Research, Teaching

Contact Us

Joyce Hurst, Admissions
Phone 402-472-1363

UNMC College of Dentistry
Room 2107
4000 East Campus Loop South
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740