Dental School Preparation Programs

High school and undergraduate college students can get a head start on dental school with two unique programs:

Dental School Prep Course

Prep course studentsSpend a weekend in the shoes of a dental student, receiving instruction from dental school professors and completing exercises learned in dental school. Course participants have a great opportunity to use the DentSim units, which are the most advanced simulation interactive multimedia learning environment for dental training and practice.

Pre-Dental Club

The Pre-Dental Club is a University of Minnesota undergraduate club for students interested in dentistry. The group hosts monthly meetings, volunteer opportunities and speakers. This club is affiliated with Student Union and Activities (SUA) at the University of Minnesota. For questions about the group, please email

Discover Dental School

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry will be hosting the Discover Dental School program for predental students*  Monday, July 12 - Saturday, July 31, 2021. The program will run part-time, with some sessions occurring during the day as well as evenings and/or weekends - to enable more prospective dental students to participate who may already have summer plans.