48 months
72196 USD/year
72196 USD/year
30972 USD/year
Tuition fee
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You want to take care of people’s pearly whites? Our Dentistry DMD program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham will help you prepare for a career as a dentist. You’ll learn many different aspects of being a dentist, from basic exams to complex dental procedures.


In fact, your education here will be so comprehensive, you'll start right out of the gate with rigorous basic science classes, as well as dental courses that emphasize and build on your clinical activities. And that's just your first year. 

By your second year, you'll have experienced performing dental procedures such as simple fillings, medical history reviews, charting, chairside assisting, impressions, and X-rays. You'll also have access to our state-of-the-art simulation lab so you can learn to make crowns and perform operative Dentistry. Finally, in your third and fourth years, you'll be devoted to the clinic, where you'll work with diverse patient populations to get a variety of experiences.

Fast Facts:

  • The job outlook for dentists is projected to grow at a rate of 19 percent between 2016 and 2026, much faster than average (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is one of the top 25 in the world (Shanghai-Ranking, 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities).

Accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), our progressive four-year curriculum is designed to prepare students to practice the science and art of dentistry while introducing the various aspects of specialty care.

The early curriculum focuses on preparing the student for the supervised delivery of dental care through our holistic approach of integrating the behavioral, biomedical and clinical sciences. We believe that early clinical activities are essential for student development. As such, our students participate in clinical activities beginning with their first term. In addition, our biomedical science education is among the top in the nation. It is organized by organ system to better help students make the vital connection between biomedical science knowledge and clinical practice. Major time is devoted to the biomedical sciences with emphasis on integrating this knowledge into clinical care as well as the preclinical dentistry laboratory where students master the hands-on component of dental care.

Programme Structure


  • Dentistry & Culture
  • Ethics in Dentistry
  • Evidence-Based Dentistry
  • Oral Microbiology/Immunology
  • Preclinical Dentistry
  • Dental Anesthesia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of three academic years of study (90 semester hours or equivalent) is required at a college or university accredited by one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A maximum of 60 semester hours earned at an accredited junior college is acceptable as partial fulfillment of this requirement. The last year of predental study must be completed at an accredited four-year degree-granting institution. Only those courses that carry credits toward a baccalaureate degree from the institution in which the candidate receives his or her predental instruction are acceptable.
  • GPA 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    72196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36098 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    72196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36098 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    30972 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15486 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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