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Which Dental Schools Are Located in Georgia?

Learn about dental schools in Georgia. See program options, degree requirements, program courses and enrollment information. Get tuition information for the region.

There are several different kinds of dental degree and certificate programs offered at both private and public schools in Georgia. Certain undergraduate programs prepare students for dental school, while established dentists may take advantage of advanced certificates.

What You Need to Know

A few Georgia colleges offer training in the dental field. An associate's degree program in pre-dentistry offers two years of instruction in fundamentals such as chemistry and biology. In a Doctor of Dental Medicine program, students complete four or five years of study. They learn about all phases of dental practice including oral surgery, pharmacology and preventative care. Dental students get extensive supervised hands-on practice. A one-year post-graduate certificate program for outstanding dentists exposes them to advanced techniques. Dentists in these programs also get to develop their presentation and public speaking skills. Read on to learn more about the Georgia schools and their dental programs.

Associate Degree Dental Programs in Georgia

Andrew College

Andrew College's pre-dentistry program prepares you to enter a dentistry program through courses in the sciences. You'll take general education courses, such as English, math, humanities and social science in addition to pre-dental courses in chemistry, biology and physics. The range of courses will prepare you to move on to a 4-year university and earn a bachelor's degree before entering dental school.

  • Program Name: Associate of Science in Pre-Dentistry
  • Program Length: 2 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $17,388 a year (for 2018-2019 school year)
  • Requirements: High school diploma with a GPA of at least 2.0, an SAT/ACT score of at least 460 on verbal and math
  • School Type: 2-year, private, not-for-profit; 293 students (all undergraduate)

Doctoral Dental Programs in Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta University's Doctor of Dental Medicine program provides a curriculum that exposes students to clinical patients as early as their sophomore year. As part of the program, you'll enroll in both lecture and clinical courses. Topics that the program covers include dentures, orthodontics, oral surgery, patient services and pharmacology. You'll also participate in clerkships in which you'll gain experience treating members of the community.

  • Program Name: Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Program Length: 4 years, full-time (including summers); 5 years, full-time (without summer classes)
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,064 per year for in-state students, $19,464 per year for out-of-state students (for 2018-2019 school year)
  • Prerequisites: Overall GPA of 3.58, three recommendations, interview
  • Requirements: at least 90 semester hours at an accredited American university (bachelor's degree preferred), one year of biology, one year of chemistry, one year of advanced chemistry, one semester of physics, one year of English, Dental Admissions Test scores
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 8,458 students (2,995 undergraduate)

Post-Doctoral Dental Certificate Programs in Georgia

Augusta University

You'll be a resident of the Augusta University's dental clinic for the duration of this 1-year, post-doctoral certificate program. You'll receive didactic and clinical training in complex cases and advanced dental techniques, as well as be given opportunities to hone your presentation and public speaking skills. Areas of dentistry that you'll receive advanced training in include periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery and preventative dentistry. Residents in this program also receive an annual living stipend of nearly $40,000.

  • Program Name: Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Program Length: 1 year
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,064 per year for in-state students, $19,464 per year for out-of-state students (for 2018-2019 school year)
  • Prerequisites: Graduate from an accredited dental school in the top half of the class, dental school GPA of at least 3.0, passing score on the National Board Dental Examinations, letters of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 8,458 students (2,995 graduate)

Students interested in attending a school in Georgia, can earn their Associate of Science in Pre-Dentistry from Andrew College, or pursue their Doctor of Dental Medicine or Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from Augusta University.