Des Moines Area Community College's Liberal Arts Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees provide the flexibility and opportunity to get a solid start on your four-year degree in Dentistry while earning an Associate degree.

The field of Dentistry includes a wide range of opportunities for people who are interested in becoming a dentist. DMACC's class sizes are often smaller than those at colleges and universities that offer dental programs, providing a high level of support while building the foundation for your academic and professional career.

DMACC Core Courses
ENG 105 Composition I3 credits
SPC 101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication3 credits
MAT 130 Trigonometry3 credits
PSY 111 General Psychology*3 credits
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy3 credits
Dental Core
CHM 165 General Chemistry I4 credits
CHM 175 General Chemistry II4 credits
CHM 263 Organic Chemistry I4 credits
CHM 273 Organic Chemistry II4 credits
BIO 112 General Biology4 credits
BIO 113 General Biology II4 credits
PHY 160 General Physics I5 credits
PHY 161 General Physics II5 credits
Associate in Arts Degree Requirements
Communication9 credits
Social Science9 credits
Math and Science9 credits
Humanities9 credits
Distributive Requirements12 credits
Electives16 credits
64 credits

* Courses are highly recommended at University of Iowa.

Students will be required to have a GPA of 3.6 cumulative to be considered to the College of Dentistry at University of Iowa.

Students will be required to take the DAT (Dental Admissions Test) as part of their admission into dental school at the end of the sophomore year. As part of the prep ​professional program, DMACC offers the required courses for admission into the University of Iowa dental school. A student must take 8 semester hours of Physics, 16 semester hours in Chemistry and 8 semester hours in Biology.

DMACC Advisor Bethany Gallimore​