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311 Dental Science Building North
Iowa City, IA 52242

University of Iowa College of Dentistry

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The University of Iowa was established in 1847 and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The University of Iowa College of Dentistry, established in 1900, is located on the 900-acre campus, through which the Iowa River passes. The school offers postgraduate programs in all dental specialties and master’s and PhD degrees.


4-year. First year: To achieve a close correlation of the basic sciences with clinical disciplines, students are introduced to clinical situations during this year. Second year: Program continues the basic sciences and technical courses, plus definitive clinical patient treatment. Third year: Students rotate through a series of clinical clerkships in each of 8 clinical disciplines. Fourth year: Seniors are involved in the delivery of comprehensive dental care under conditions closely approximating those in private practice.

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The Educational Opportunity Program is available to persons of all races and ethnic backgrounds. It provides both financial and academic assistance to a limited number of students who have experienced environmental, economic, or academic hardships that cause them to compete for admission at a disadvantage because their grade point average and DAT scores do not reflect true ability. Program eligibility must be formally requested by the applicant.


The applicant’s background should include at least 3 years of college work incorporating the basic predental science courses and the English composition, rhetoric, and speech requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Recommended additional courses may be selected from biochemistry, upper-division biology, quantitative analysis, calculus, literature, arts, and social sciences.Transfer and advanced standing: All applicants must apply through AADSAS for first year admission.


The Dental Science Building is part of the university’s health sciences campus, which includes the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.

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