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Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry Postbaccalaureate Program

The Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry offers an intensive, 11-month, preparatory program designed specifically for motivated, pre-dental students to advance their bachelor’s degree and improve their candidacy to achieve admission to U.S. and Canadian dental schools. Our intensive curriculum and DAT-prep course is paired with dental assisting training and practice, allowing students to prepare a more competitive dental school application within a structured and motivating learning environment.

Postbaccalaureate to Masters in Oral Health Sciences track

Students who successfully complete the coursework in this Postbaccalaureate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA and two letters of reference from instructors in their program may opt to complete an additional year of coursework to earn the Master of Science in Oral Health Sciences (MS OHS). For students who qualify, 15.0 credits from the Postbaccalaureate program will be applied towards the completion of the 40.0 credit MS OHS degree. Some restrictions apply. For more information contact Theresa White, Director of Graduate Programs at

Postbaccalaureate Program Course Descriptions*

*All course descriptions, credit hours and sequence are subject to change.



Student Testimonial

“The Postbaccalaureate Program allowed me to strengthen all academic facets of my dental application whilst providing me with a basic understanding of the dental sciences.

The curriculum afforded me the confidence that I now possess to be a competitive dental student both academically and clinically, an invaluable feeling as I approached my first year of dental school.”

John Nuveen
Temple PostBacc ‘17
Temple DMD ‘21
Temple Graduate Program in Orthodontics ‘23



Test Preparation

Postbaccalaureate students prepare for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) with a Kaplan Career Institute course. Students take dental assisting lecture, lab and online courses to prepare for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) online certifications that must be completed prior to fall dental assisting clinical placements.

Learn more about the admissions requirements for the Postbaccalaureate Program

Tuition & Fees 2020–2021


Postbaccalaureate Program


Tuition for summer, fall and spring semesters combined


University Services fee


Matriculation fee


Accident Insurance fee


TB testing


Total tuition and tees


Tuition and fees are subject to change.


David A. Dams, MBA
Director, Office of Admission