placeholderAiming to get into dental school and become a dentist, orthodontist or dental health professional? Dental school application standards are high, and competition can be tough.

Get on the Pre-Dental Track at UST to make sure you meet every requirement, from coursework to DAT score and more.

Combine any major with the pre-dental track to complete all the prerequisites for a standout application to any Texas dental school.

Take The Direct Path To Dental School

You must complete a number of steps in a particular sequence before applying to dental school. Your HPAC advisor will guide you along the way.

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75% of University of St. Thomas - Houston pre-dental students who interview are accepted to dental school

UST pre-dental students who are accepted into dental school after interviewing.

Drew Rossi, DDS MSD Periodontist, Houston, TX | B.A. Biology, Theology Minor, 2007

With the great education and individual attention at UST, you develop a lot of discipline and confidence, which gives you a big advantage.

Drew Rossi, DDS MSD Periodontist, Houston, TX | B.A. Biology, Theology Minor, 2007

HPAC pre-med advisor Dr. Edward Nam with students at the University of St. Thomas - HoustonTo apply to dental school, you’ll need a Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) letter, which provides a comprehensive summary of your studies. Plan your path to dental school with the guidance of your HPAC advisor, and make use of resources to support your acceptance:

  • Dental school application workshops
  • Personal statement writing
  • Mock interviews

Make easy work of the dental school application process with your stamp of approval in handHPAC will write a composite evaluation letter for dental schools, taking into account several letters of evaluation from professors, CV/résumé, grades, test scores and applicant interview questions to give you a collective recommendation.