Dentistry (D.M.D. and D.D.S.)

Within the State of Florida there are two Universities that offer the Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree (D.M.D.), the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University. Successful applicants to these professional degree programs need to have completed a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited US university including the completion of lower division courses in chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics. Students applying to these programs must take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and will apply through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).

The Dental College Admission Test covers a range of academic and intellectual skills including:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Perceptual Ability

Typically, combined scores of 18 (out of 30) have been the lower limit for competitive applications and students having low scores in any single area may be less competitive than those having more uniform scores. The DAT may be taken by a student only 3 times.