College of Dentistry

Each UNMC College of Dentistry academic program has specific requirements and deadlines for many of the tasks listed on the Onboarding Main Page. There are also important additional steps that are required. Please examine your academic program menu below thoroughly. 

Reminder: Check your UNMC email account frequently for important onboarding information. 

College of Dentistry D1 Students  
Tooth Collection:
  • All incoming dental students must have a tooth collection. Please see this document for information on how to prepare and store the teeth. We suggest that you contact oral surgeons and dentists in your area. Most dentist are happy to help with this project. You will use these teeth for several classes. 

College of Dentistry Technical Standards: 

  • Students must possess the skills and abilities that will allow them to successfully complete the course of study and receive the full benefit of the education.Any student or applicant seeking admission as a student must be able to meet the technical standards found here with or without reasonable accommodations.

College of Dentistry Computer Requirements: 

  • The College of Dentistry has specific computer requirements. A more detailed description of the requirements can be found here. If you have any questions about the requirements, please email COD’s Director of Information Services, Ms. MaryLu Steube at marylu.steube@unmc.edu.  

ID Cards:

  • You will have two ID cards while you are a student at the College of Dentistry: A UNMC ID and a UNL ID known as an Ncard. West Division dental hygiene students do not need an Ncard.

    • UNMC ID Card: We will take your picture during orientation for your UNMC ID card.

    • Ncard: Lincoln Campus students only. Your Ncard allows you security access to the college. If you already have an Ncard, you do not need to obtain another one. It will benefit you to have your Ncard before classes start (Lincoln campus only). You must be registered for classes to obtain an Ncard. To obtain your Ncard go to http://ncard.unl.edu/ and follow the instructions.  

Lab Coat Ordering and White Coat Ceremony Reception:

  • New D1 students will need to order a lab coat and attend the White Coat Ceremony. Information on how to order the lab coat and provide information on the Ceremony can be found here.

COD Facebook Group:

  • A Facebook Group has been set up for your class. 

Submit Official Transcripts

UNMC requires official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. This includes AP courses. Transcripts sent to [AADSAS (for D1s)]  or [Dental Hygiene CAS (for DH3)] are NOT forwarded.

  • Deadline: July 15
  • Order and send OFFICIAL, degree-posted (if applicable) transcripts to codtranscripts@unmc.edu, or mail to:
College of Dentistry Admissions, Room 2107
PO 830740
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Student-issued transcripts will not be accepted.

If courses are in progress, wait until grades (and degree if applicable) have been posted. Please notify the College of Dentistry (codadmissions@unmc.edu) that you have courses in progress.

College of Dentistry Advanced Standing D2 Students  

Tooth Collection: 

  • All incoming dental students must have a tooth collection. Please see this document for information on how to prepare and store the teeth. We suggest that you contact oral surgeons and dentists in your area. Most dentist are happy to help with this project. You will use these teeth for several classes. 
  • Each advanced standing dental student must collect a minimum of the following teeth to use in preclinical courses:
    • Mandibular and Maxillary Molars (1st or 2nd) - 3
    • Maxillary or Mandibular Premolars - 3
    • Maxillary or Mandibular Canines - 3
    • Maxillary or Mandibular Incisors - 3   

College of Dentistry Technical Standards: 

  • Students must possess the skills and abilities that will allow them to successfully complete the course of study and receive the full benefit of the education. Any student or applicant seeking admission as a student must be able to meet the technical standards found here with or without reasonable accommodations.

College of Dentistry Computer Requirements: 

  • The College of Dentistry has specific computer requirements. A more detailed description of the requirements can be found here. If you have any questions about the requirements, please email COD’s Director of Information Services, Ms. MaryLu Steube at steube@unmc.edu.  

 College of Dentistry Magnification Loupes Requirement:

  • ASDP students must purchase their own magnification loupes. The cost to purchase the loupes is not included in the student fee assessment and will be at the ASDP student’s own expense. An estimated expense for purchasing loupes is included in the financial aid cost of attendance allowance.

 ID Cards:

  • You will have two ID cards while you are a student at the College of Dentistry: A UNMC ID and a UNL ID known as an Ncard. West Division dental hygiene students do not need an Ncard.

    • UNMC ID Card: We will take your picture during orientation for your UNMC ID card.

    • Ncard: Lincoln Campus students only. Your Ncard allows you security access to the college. If you already have an Ncard, you do not need to obtain another one. It will benefit you to have your Ncard before classes start (Lincoln campus only). You must be registered for classes to obtain an Ncard. To obtain your Ncard go to http://ncard.unl.edu/ and follow the instructions.

COD Facebook Group:

  • New Advanced Standing students will be able to join your class Facebook Group.   
College of Dentistry DH 3 Students  

College of Dentistry Technical Standards: 

  • Students must possess the skills and abilities that will allow them to successfully complete the course of study and receive the full benefit of the education.Any student or applicant seeking admission as a student must be able to meet the technical standards found here with or without reasonable accommodations.

College of Dentistry Computer Requirements: 

  • The College of Dentistry has specific computer requirements. A more detailed description of the requirements can be found here. If you have any questions about the requirements, please email COD’s Director of Information Services, Ms. MaryLu Steube at marylu.steube@unmc.edu.  

ID Cards:

  • You will have two ID cards while you are a student at the College of Dentistry: A UNMC ID and a UNL ID known as an Ncard. West Division dental hygiene students do not need an Ncard.

    • UNMC ID Card: We will take your picture during orientation for your UNMC ID card.

    • Ncard: Lincoln Campus students only. Your Ncard allows you security access to the college. If you already have an Ncard, you do not need to obtain another one. It will benefit you to have your Ncard before classes start (Lincoln campus only). You must be registered for classes to obtain an Ncard. To obtain your Ncard go to http://ncard.unl.edu/ and follow the instructions.

COD Facebook Group:

  • A Facebook Group has been set up for your class. 

Submit Official Transcripts

UNMC requires official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. This includes AP courses. Transcripts sent to [AADSAS (for D1s)]  or [Dental Hygiene CAS (for DH3)] are NOT forwarded.

  • Deadline: July 15
  • Order and send OFFICIAL, degree-posted (if applicable) transcripts to codtranscripts@unmc.edu, or mail to:
College of Dentistry Admissions, Room 2107
PO 830740
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Student-issued transcripts will not be accepted.

If courses are in progress, wait until grades (and degree if applicable) have been posted. Please notify the College of Dentistry (codadmissions@unmc.edu) that you have courses in progress.

Important Dates  

2021-2022

  • D1 & DH3 New Student Orientation – August 17-19, 2021
  • All College Conference – August 20, 2021
  • White Coat Ceremony – August 20, 2021
  • First Day of Classes – August 23, 2021
  • Labor Day: September 6, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 24 – 27, 2021
  • Finals week: December: 13 – 17, 2021
  • Last day of Fall Classes: December 17, 2021
  • First day of Clinic: January 3, 2022
  • On Site Orientation ASDP – Jan 3-7, 2022
  • ASDP White Coat Ceremony – Jan 10, 2022
  • First day of Spring Classes: January 10, 2022
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day: January 17, 2022
  • Graduation Application Deadline: February 10, 2022
  • Spring Break: March 14 – 18, 2022
  • Finals Week: May 2 – 6, 2022
  • Commencement: May 5, 2022

  • First day of Summer Classes: May 16, 2022
  • Memorial Day: May 30, 2022
  • Independence Day: July 4, 2022
  • Last day of Summer Session (D1 and DH3): July 8, 2022
  • Last day of Summer Session (D2 and D3):  August 12, 2022