Accelerated Dental Programs

Top schools offering accelerated dental degree programs:

Boston University
- Freshman applicants interested in an accelerated path to a career in dental medicine can apply to The Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Dental Education Program.
- Students will receive a bachelor of arts from the College of Arts & Sciences with a Doctorate of Dentistry from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
- Boston University is home to the only school of dental medicine in the nation with a department of molecular and cell biology.
- The predoctoral and advanced education programs are approved by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM)
- The Accelerated Dental Program (ADP) will be tailored and individualized to meet the credentials and educational needs of the student.
- Acceptance into the ADP is based on the educational and faculty personnel needs of the School of Dentistry.
- UDM is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), which is one of six regional institutional accrediting associations in the United States.

The University of Minnesota
- The School of Dentistry offers an accelerated dental hygiene program that will allow students to earn their BSDH in three years, rather than completing the traditional four-year program.
- The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry was the first dental school in the nation to create an educational program for dental therapists.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)
- The accelerated bachelor of science in dental hygiene curriculum is designed for those who seek a scientifically oriented program that combines academic and clinical experiences.
- Students can complete the program in 33 months and are eligible to site for the licensing exams in the third year.
- MCPHS is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is authorized to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees in the health sciences and related fields.
- MCPHS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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