**We do not have a dental school at Appalachian State. This page is for informational purposes to support health profession exploration.
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS)
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body; provided by a dentist, within the scope of his/her education, training and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law. (source)
- Biology BS (Cell and Molecular) or BA
- Chemistry BS (Biochemistry)
- Exercise Science BS
- Psychology BS (Natural Science or Health Studies)
- Public Health BS
You can learn about specific degree requirements from the University Bulletin.
Exposure in a dental setting is expected to be a competitive applicant. Students gain exposure by shadowing with dentists, working in dental practices, and volunteering with organizations that provide free dental care clinics.