Useful Pre-Dental Resources

American Dental Association (ADA)
The ADA provides the latest information about education and careers, science and research, advocacy and publications related to the dental field as well as much more.

ADA Foundation Grants and Awards
The ADA Foundation provides grants, awards, and scholarships through its various programs to benefit organizations and students that strive to improve oral health.

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
The ADEA has excellent information for prospective dental students. If you’re interested in learning more about dental careers, financing your education, or the rewards and challenges of the field, the ADEA is a good resource. You can also find information on the ADEA’s scholarships, awards and student fellowships here.

ADEA Dental Blogs
Learn about the admissions process, financial aid, and get tips from current DDS and DH students. Sign up for their newsletter here.

American Student Dental Association (ASDA)
The ASDA is a membership organization for dental and pre-dental students, but you don’t have to be a member to access many helpful resources on their website. Browse the “member resources” section for tips on paying for dental school, information on diversity resources, and a glimpse into a day in the life of a dental student.

Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)
Visit AADSAS to learn how you can apply for dental schools using their centralized application service. This site provides instructions about the application process and getting ready for dental school.

US Dept of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on dentist salary, employment and location data.

UW Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SHPEP)
The UW Summer Medical and Dental Education Program is a free summer program, offered at UW and other campuses around the country, for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, who are considering medical or dental careers.