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You want to bring a smile not just to the face, but also to the heart.

We smile at the opportunity to help you foster the skills you’ll need to succeed in dental school and beyond.

Top Reasons to choose Pre-Dental at florida southern college

LECOM Agreement

In partnership with one of the nation’s most renowned medical colleges, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), qualified students are granted priority admission into Lake Erie’s dental program.


We provide all the academic courses dental schools require for admissions, and classes that will help you succeed on the DAT.

Individualized Attention

Our Pre-Professional programs will guide you in your quest to become a dentist. You will be paired with an advisor who knows what it takes to achieve your goals.

Original Research

Most students entering dental school have significant research experience. At Florida Southern College, all students majoring in the natural sciences have an opportunity to do original research of their own design.

Pre-Dental Internships

Our extracurricular experiences will help broaden your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. Junior Journeys, internships, shadowing and research.

Students find many opportunities in and around the city of Lakeland, as well as across the country and even internationally to gain experience. One of our most popular venues is Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM), a facility only ten minutes from campus that allows students to experience firsthand many aspects of providing dental care to the working uninsured in Polk County. Local dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons have provided excellent shadowing opportunities for our students. Outside of Florida, students have interned at various facilities across the country, and have traveled overseas on dental mission trips to places such as Nicaragua.

A visit is the next step. Online or In‑Person.

Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.

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Pre-Health Professional Program

The Pre-Health Professional Program (P3) is a rigorous, competitive program for students pursuing admission to professional health schools after obtaining their undergraduate degrees.

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Program Details

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Due to challenges associated with the pandemic, we have waived the requirement to submit a recommendation letter.

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

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Pre-Dental Program Contacts

Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors

Lauren Albaum, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Career Services

Dr. Nancy Morvillo

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