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Ramapo College Office of Admissions

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About Dentistry

Do pearly whites make you smile? Perhaps you obsessively brush your own teeth. You were born to be a dentist, and now it’s time to follow that dream. Our Pre-Dentistry program is designed to get you perfectly prepped for higher learning as a dentist.

Here’s how it works. High school seniors who wish to follow the D.M.D. track while attending Ramapo College should apply as Biology majors with a concentration in Dental.

Classes you can take:

Fundamentals of Biology, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Fundamental of Physics, Calculus, Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Introduction to Psychology, English, Calculus

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Career Opportunities

Students following the Pre-Dental track are well equipped for dental school. Students may apply to Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Rutgers-SDM) through our articulation agreement during your fourth semester at Ramapo College. Admission to Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is contingent upon completion of all Ramapo College requirements and meeting the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine standards. (line break) Recent Ramapo graduates have pursued their Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) outside of our articulation agreement at New York University and Columbia University.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Dentists, All Other Specialists$99,930 - Varies
Dentists, General$91,980 - Varies
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Varies - Varies
Orthodontists$168,360 - Varies
ProsthodontistsNo Salary Data

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

While Pre-Dentistry is not a major degree, it consists of a concentration track with a strong focus on chemistry and biology courses that will prepare you for your admission into dental school. You’ll work in modern laboratories, have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty as well as gain experience in dentist offices working as an assistant.

Want to hang out with other pre-med and pre-health students? Come join our Pre-Med Club or our medical honors fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon.