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 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
    Email: david.dams@temple.edu