Visiting campus is one of the best ways to experience Iowa Dentistry, but don't worry if you can't make the trip at the moment. We have virtual options as well. From in-person visit options, phone consultations, and virtual options, we're here to welcome you!

In-Person Visit Options

The best way to know if a dental school is for you is simply by visiting there. Visit and find out for yourself everything Iowa has to offer you! 

Meet with a member of our admissions team followed by a student-led tour of the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics to learn more about our Doctoral of Dental Surgery (DDS) program.


Enjoy a campus visit designed especially for high school students hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When selecting a date, be sure to ask for a tour of the College of Dentistry.


Dentistry is an exciting career and offers many unique opportunities to treat and engage with patients. The College of Dentistry welcomes school groups to learn the importance of maintaining oral health, and an exploration of the dental profession as a possible future career opportunity. All presentations are interactive and age appropriate.

Group visits are designed for student groups of 10-40, accompanied by adult chaperones.


Virtual Visit Options

We offer a variety of virtual options for you to learn more about Iowa's DDS program! Choose from our one-on-one meetings, admissions info sessions, and video tour. All event times listed are in Central time zone.

One-on-one Meetings

Connect with our admissions experts by scheduling a one-on-one phone call to ask any questions about Iowa's DDS program. 

Virtual Info Sessions

Attend a 50-minute virtual information session to learn about preparing and applying to dental school. Sessions also include a Q&A for participants to ask any questions.

Video Tour

View prominent locations featured in our Iowa Dentistry tour.

Summer Program Options

To explore dental school and all it entails, check out the University of Iowa College of Dentistry's summer programs. If you have questions about a program, contact the corresponding unit for more info. 

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at the University of Iowa is a free, six-week summer program for undergraduate students interested in health professional careers. Students who complete our program are guaranteed an admissions interview at the College of Dentistry.


Participants are engaged in challenging and informative hands-on dental experiences. The Pre-Dental Academy is a weekend long interactive event that affords each participant exposure to various aspects of dentistry.


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Need Help Paying for Dental School?

Many options are available to you as you work toward financially preparing for dental school. If you're wondering whether or how you can afford the cost of dental school, we've compiled resources to help.

Webinars and Events

  • Pre-Dental Academy, June 21-23, 2024, hosted by Iowa American Student Dental Association (IASDA).