Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry


Meharry Medical College was founded in 1876. In 1886 the School of Dentistry was established. It is located near the center of Nashville. Three other academic divisions are part of the college: the schools of Medicine, Graduate Studies and Research, and Allied Health.


4-year flexible. First year: Largely devoted to the basic sciences. In addition, there are courses in tooth morphology, behavioral science, analytical reasoning, and critical thinking. Second year: Focuses on the preclinical areas, particularly dental pathology and pharmacology. Introductory courses to clinical treatment and diagnosis are given. Third and fourth years: These 2 years are devoted to clinical instruction. Students are exposed to learning experiences in the dental specialties. During the senior year, instruction is provided in hospitals in dentistry and public health services.

Unique Programs

Research opportunities are available, as well as counseling.


The basic predental science courses and 1 year of English composition are required. Recommended courses include those in engineering, design, human psychology, speech, and sociology. State residents and students from states with which the school has admission agreements are given priority. Transfer and advanced standing: Students from other U.S. and Canadian dental schools can apply for advanced standing.


The school is located on a 24-acre college campus. The basic science, learning resources, hospital, and modern dental facilities have been renovated. Audiovisual, computer assistance, and group and individual study rooms are available.

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