The University of Nebraska system was founded in
1869, and has campuses in Kearney, Lincoln, and
Omaha. The Lincoln Dental College was established
in 1899. Less than 20 years later it became a part of
the University of Nebraska system and is known
as the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry.
The school is located on the Lincoln campus. Postgraduate programs are offered in many specialties
and a graduate program that leads to the MS degree is
4-year traditional. The basic sciences are taught by the
team method. Students are introduced to clinical observation and personal participation during the first year.
Patients are assigned and clinical activity is amplified
in the sophomore year. Integration of the basic and clinical sciences is emphasized. Electives may be taken
during the senior year. Off-campus clinical experience
is provided by means of institutional assignments and a
rural rotation program. Research projects are possible
and several courses are self-pacing.
Counseling is accessible to underrepresented minority
The basic predental science courses plus 1 year of English are required. The college has no specific
requirements regarding the absolute minimal scholastic
average or DAT scores. Priority is given to applicants
from Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Transfer
and advanced standing: Transfer is possible and is
determined on an individual basis.
Modern preclinical and clinical facilities exist in Lincoln. Hospital affiliations provide opportunities for
additional clinical experience. A learning center is
available in association with the school library, where
the computer facilities and developmental programs