Dentistry (Pre)


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Program Overview

WNCC's Pre-Dentistry program can start you on the path to a rewarding career as a dentist by providing the first two years of a bachelor's degree, which will be required before entering a college of dentistry. Dentists must be licensed in all states; for most, applicants must graduate from an accredited dental school and pass written and practical exams.

Growth in the field is expected to remain strong as the importance of good oral health is increasingly linked to overall health, as people keep their own teeth longer than prior generations and demand for cosmetic procedures increases.


  • Provide the knowledge and skills required for a student to continue upper division pre-dental studies at a four-year college or university.
  • Provide course work basic to a variety of curricula. Students can change their educational goals to other areas, especially in the life sciences, with little or no lost time.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Science in Dentistry (Pre)

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the median pay for Dentists with a doctoral or professional degree was $149,310 per year. Growth in jobs for Dentists for the decade 2012-2022 was projected to be 16%, faster than average. (