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Medical Professions Advisement

Center for Advisement and Student Excellence

Pre-Dentistry | Start Here

Welcome to the landing page of the Pre-Dentistry program at ETSU! If you are considering a career in dentistry, this is the place to start.

On this site, you will find information to help you get ready for your meetings with your pre-dental advisor. Our advice and resources are divided into four distinct phases of preparation for professional school:

Exploring dentistry (Freshmen and new students)

Choosing your academic and professional development path (Sophomores)

Applying to dental schools (Juniors)

Securing your seat in dental school (Seniors)

Each of these phases is loosely correlated with your freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years, but much of the work that you will be doing to prepare for dental school takes place in more than one year. Transfer students will be on a different timeline as well. Our recommendation, then, is to start by reviewing all four areas in order and then use these different sections to guide your focus during each phase of your time in college. Use the links below to get started.


magnifying glass icon reading "Explore" for freshmen and new students

Compass icon reading "Chart your course" for sophomores

Notepad icon reading "Apply" for juniors and seniors

Blue ribbon icon reading "Win Your Seat" for Seniors and Gap-year


 Button reading "Prepare for your next advisement meeting"

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