Calvin's pre-dental program will prepare you not only for acceptance into some of the best dental schools in the country, but also to be a compassionate and well-rounded healthcare provider. Whether you're interested in general dentistry or in a dental specialty, a liberal arts education at Calvin can help you achieve your goals.

Get prepared

As a pre-dental student at Calvin, you'll have the flexibility to pursue any major as you complete the courses required for dental school. These classes include a range of chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics. You will also meet regularly with the pre-dental faculty advisor to plan your path to dentistry school.

Dental school graduates can opt for additional training, either in general practice dentistry or in one of the nine recognized advanced dental education specialties:

More options

The pre-dentistry program is part of a family of health science programs, many of which share a common course foundation. To learn about other options in the health sciences, see the Health Sciences page.

  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Public Health Dentistry

Learn more about the field of dentistry at the American Dental Education Association »

Student involvement

Pre-dental club; Laboratory assisting in Biology or Chemistry; work on ecosystem restoration projects; International Health and Development Club

Course Requirements


Crystal Barrett

Crystal Barrett

Part-time/adjunct professor
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Chad Tatko

Chad Tatko

Associate Professor
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