University of Pikeville

College of Dental Medicine
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5251


The University of Pikeville Tanner College of Dental Medicine seeks to focus its recruitment efforts in smaller, rural colleges and universities to recruit promising, high-performing undergraduate students who have demonstrated desire to make a significant impact among those who most need care. Qualified students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry are encouraged to apply to become a part of Ƶ’s unique dental educational experience. 

At Ƶ, D.M.D. students will enter rotations in a variety of clinical settings during their final year of experience including community health centers, special needs clinics, pediatric facilities, addiction recovery centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

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Admission Requirements

  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • 200 Service Hours in previous five years
  • 100 Hours of Shadowing with at least three dentists
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Dental Admission Test (DAT) not required
  • Preferred Pre-requisite courses*
    • Biology – 3 credit hours
    • Anatomy – 3 credit hours
    • Physiology – 3 credit hours
    • Microbiology – 3 credit hours
    • Chemistry – 6 credit hours

*Additional science courses as well as courses in leadership, public health, art, and business would also be beneficial as preparation for dental education.

The forms below may be used to assist students in documenting community service and shadowing hours.

Shadowing FormCommunity Service Form

The online application portal for the College of Dental Medicine will be coming soon!

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Cost of Attendance

Tuition and Cost of Attendance will be added to the financial aid cost of attendance page soon.

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Health Professions Admissions Team

Makena Markert

Director of Health Professions/Medical Admissions
HPE Room 601-B
(606) 218-5524

Jennifer Lockhart

Program Manager for Health Professions/Medical Admissions
HPE Room 601-A
(606) 218-5288

Jennifer Lockhart Headshot

Sherry Howell

Administrative Assistant for Health Professions/Medical Admissions
HPE Room 600-A
(606) 218-5257