Begin your pursuit of dental school at FVCC.
At FVCC, students are able to complete the first two years of a pre-dental professional program and can transfer with junior status to many four-year universities and colleges.
Montana residents are served by The University of Minnesota Dental Exchange Program
The University of Minnesota Dental Exchange Program is a cooperative agreement between the State of Montana and the University of Minnesota, which provides a limited number of openings in the Minnesota School of Dentistry for residents of Montana. Montana funded students pay resident tuition and fees at the University of Minnesota. If accepted by the University of Minnesota, students will be ranked for the available state funding by the School of Dentistry. In general, students are expected to earn a bachelor’s degree prior to attending dental school; however, exemplary candidates may be admitted after completion of 90 credits, with 26 credits at the upper division level. In addition, candidates are required to sit for the Dental Admission Test and acquire dental practice observation hours.
Attributes of Successful Dental School Candidates
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree
- Strong math and science skills
- Ability to maintain high academic standards under rigourous demands
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills