Augustana graduates gain entry into dental school at a much higher rate than the national average, which is below 50%. In 2017, 100% of Augustana’s pre-dentistry students were accepted into dental school.
Most Augustana graduates attend dental school at Southern Illinois University, Midwestern University-Illinois and University of Illinois at Chicago. Other schools graduates have attended include Creighton University, Indiana University, Marquette University, Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Oregon Health and Science University, University of Iowa, Midwestern University-Arizona and University of Minnesota, among others.
Students can get academic credit for internships. The internship program in Sydney, Australia, is popular with pre-dentistry students, who are placed directly into dental offices for their internships.
Here is a sampling of what some recent grads are doing:
University of Iowa College of Dentistry, now employed at Community Health Care, Inc. Davenport, Iowa.
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, now employed at Sunset Hills Family Dental.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, dental resident.
Southern Illinois University Dental School, Carbondale.
University of Iowa College of Dentistry, dental surgery, endodontics student.
University of Iowa College of Dentistry, master's candidate in Dental Public Health.