Will MC prepare me for Dental School?

The B.S. in Biology and B.A. or B.S. in Biochemistry provide excellent preparation for dental school. Maryville College students have stellar placement into dental schools due to the rigorous academic program, the emphasis on undergraduate research, and the personal reference letters made by their faculty. During their tenure at MC, students are advised to work at a dentist’s office.

This hands-on experience combined with the rigorous academic coursework and undergraduate research provides Maryville College students ideal preparation for dental school.

Maryville College faculty members work closely with MC students, both in courses and conducting research. As a result, Maryville College faculty members are able to write excellent letters of reference and recommendation for MC students because faculty and students truly know one another.

For more information about our pre-med programs, download our Pre-Med Handbook.

Maryville College Works is a comprehensive career preparation program that is integrated into the College’s four-year liberal arts curriculum. Key components include assessment, advising, networking and professional experiences.

Meet a Current Student

Caleb CampbellCaleb Campbell ’19
Hometown: Chatsworth, Ga.

The Maryville College Biology (B.S.) major with Pre-Dental focus has allowed Caleb to have a hands-on learning experience in topics such as histology, anatomy, immunology and microbiology. These topics will aid him in dental school and the challenges he will experience in post-baccalaureate education. “The Maryville College Senior Study program also has allowed me to work with real human tooth samples and report findings on my own personal research,” he said. “In dental school, I plan to explore career options in endodontics, oral surgery and forensic odontology. The faculty, peers and environment at MC have all played a vital role in preparing me for success in any field of dentistry I choose to pursue.”

Meet a Graduate

Dr. Jessica Burse Todd ’09
Currently: General Dentist at Christ Community Health Services in Memphis, Tenn.

After graduating from MC in 2009, Jessica earned her D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee. She graduated with honors and now practices full time in family dentistry. “MC has played a vital role in my life and career. The quality of education and personal learning environment are what make MC stand out from other institutions. Additionally, MC is where I met my closest friends, including my husband Brandon (class of 2010), who is a primary care physician at Christ Community Health Services. Brandon and I now have a son, John. I love MC, and I could not imagine my life without it.”

Medical/Graduate School Placements

Duke University School of Medicine
East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
University of Houston College of Optometry
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
University of Tennessee: Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine and Pharmacy
University of Virginia School of Medicine
West Virginia University School of Medicine