Health Professions Advising

Leslie Bell
Director of Health Professions Advising
To make an appointment, call the Career Center at (315)859-4346.
The Health Professions Advising Office is located on the third floor of Bristol Center.

Dental Medicine

Recent Hamilton students who have applied to dental school have had excellent success in the admissions process as well as successful careers in dental medicine. There are 65 dental schools within the United States and there are 10 dental schools found in Canada. Hamilton College has sent students to many schools including Columbia, New York University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, Tufts, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, as well as many others. Academic preparation and course requirements are similar to that of applying to medical school but variations frequently arise. It is for this reason that students preparing for a career in dental medicine are encouraged to plan their courses early in their first year of college. Careful planning will allow students to major in any discipline they choose, study abroad, and complete the pre-requisite courses in time to apply the fall of their senior year.

Quick Facts:
  • Dental schools require extensive volunteer and clinical work so students are encouraged to use their summer and January breaks to gain clinical experience.
  • The Dental Admissions Test (DAT) is the standard test for admission to dental school.
  • Applying is done through the ADEA American Dental Schools application Service (AADSAS) application, which is available in June.

For information on the dental profession and preparing for a career in dentistry, visit the websites of: