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Pre Professional Health, Pre-Dentistry

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Pre Professional Health

Amy Kuenzi (Biological Science) 496-4793 Pre-medicine, Pre-dentistry, Physician Assistant, Chiropractic, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy
Katie Hailer (Chemistry) 496-4247 Pre-medicine, Pre-dentistry, Physician Assistant, Chiropractic, Optometry, Pharmacy

Students interested in a professional health career need to explore the health care industry. This exploration is assisted through the following Pre-Professional Health (PPH) courses which can be taken along with the student’s major.


The pre-dentistry program at Montana Tech is designed to give students the science pre-requisites necessary for acceptance into a dental school.

“Pre-dentistry” is used to identify a student’s professional interest, but there is no pre-dental degree. Although not all dental schools require a baccalaureate (B.A./B.S.) degree for admission, it is highly recommended that students plan to complete a bachelor’s degree prior to admission.

A student should declare a major in a field of interest to them. Students planning to pursue a career in dentistry typically major in biological sciences or chemistry due to the large biology and chemistry course requirement. Choosing one of these majors also offers students other employment options should their plans for dental school change.

In preparing to apply to dental school, students work closely with an advisor to schedule the required courses and arrange for shadowing experiences. For academic advising in pre-dentistry, please contact:


Dr. Amy Kuenzi, Biological Sciences, CBB 220, 406-496-4793

Dr. Katie Hailer, Chemistry, CBB 215, 406-496-4117

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