Pre-Dentistry

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Joseph P. Yavornitzky, D.D.S.
(440) 826-3539, jyavorni@bw.edu

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Baldwin Wallace's impressive hands-on research opportunities and rigorous science program provide an outstanding foundation for graduate studies in dentistry.

The pre-dentistry program blends theoretical study with practical application. You'll benefit from small class sizes, individual attention and faculty mentoring. Hands-on learning is inherent to the program. You'll gain insights and skills in communication, critical thinking and problem solving that prepare you for success in a constantly changing health care environment.

BW's pre-dentistry program allows you to major in any area while fulfilling the following requirements:

  • one year of General Biology
  • one year of General Chemistry
  • one year of General Physics
  • one year of Organic Chemistry
  • one year of English
  • Microbiology
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Biochemistry

The following courses are recommended:

  • Calculus I
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Human Physiology

Growing Career Field

Modern dentistry is an expansive career field that goes beyond check-ups and filling teeth. Current patient management involves aesthetic enhancement, implant technologies and even surgical facial reconstruction. Clinical and laboratory research is also an important part of this profession.

Graduate-Level Research

In BW’s technologically advanced science complex, classrooms and labs provide engaged learning experiences and research opportunities that parallel those of graduate school students:

•Round-the-clock access to bench space and equipment offers remarkable laboratory and research experiences.

•BW cadaver lab offers a hands-on approach that gives students a distinct advantage when applying to professional and graduate schools.

•Collaborative research with faculty – which can start as soon as your first year – lays a foundation for later achievements that can include independent research studies, field experiences, internships, and scholarly presentations and papers.

Baldwin Wallace's Pre-Medical Society

Delta Omega Chi, Pre-Medical Society, sponsors medically related volunteer activities, guest speakers, tours to institutions with professional programs, and mentoring with pre-medical upperclassmen and the faculty advisor. This organization is ideal for students interested in health care professions such as physicians, physician assistants and dentists.