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University of Nebraska Medical Center

College of Dentistry

Each UNMC College of Dentistry academic program has specific requirements and deadlines for many of the tasks listed on the New Student Instructions 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. 

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. 

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.

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.  

Magnification Loupes Requirement

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 student’s own expense. An estimated expense for purchasing loupes is included in the financial aid cost of attendance allowance. 

During New Student Orientation, detailed information regarding loupes will be provided and a vendor fair will be held. Students will be able to purchase loupes at the vendor fair.

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. 

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
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.
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.
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.

During New Student Orientation, detailed information regarding loupes will be provided and a vendor fair will be held. Students will be able to purchase loupes at the vendor fair.

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.

DH 3 Students

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.
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.
Magnification Loupes Requirement

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 student’s own expense. An estimated expense for purchasing loupes is included in the financial aid cost of attendance allowance. 

During New Student Orientation, detailed information regarding loupes will be provided and a vendor fair will be held. Students will be able to purchase loupes at the vendor fair.

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: Summer 2022

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

Important Dates: Fall 2022

Date Event
August 19, 2022 All College Conference
August 19, 2022, 3 p.m. White Coat Ceremony
August 22, 2022 First Day of Fall Semester
September 5, 2022 Labor Day
November 23-25, 2022 Thanksgiving Break
December 12-16, 2022 Final Exam Week
December 16, 2022 Last Day of Fall Semester

Important Dates: Spring 2023

Date Event
January 3, 2023 First Day of Clinic
January 9, 2023 First Day of Spring Semester
January 16, 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 8, 2023 D1 Inter-Professional Education Day
February 10, 2023 Graduation Application Deadline
March 1, 2023 D2 Inter-Professional Education Day
March 11-19, 2023 Spring Break
May 1-5, 2023 Final Exam Week
May 4, 2023 UNMC College of Dentistry Commencement
May 5, 2023 Last Day of Spring Semester

Important Dates: Summer 2023

Date Event
May 15, 2023 First Day of Summer Classes and Clinic
May 29, 2023 Memorial Day
July 4, 2023 Independence Day
July 7, 2023 Last Day of Summer Session (D1, DH3)
August 11, 2023 Last Day of Summer Session (D2 and D3)