Dentists are doctors who specialize in oral health. The goal of dental medicine is to promote oral health and to prevent disease. Dentists are trained to diagnose disease, create treatment plans, interpret x-rays, administer anesthetics, monitor the development of the teeth and jaws and perform surgical procedures. Our small class sizes, high-quality academics and customized curricula collectively create a strong foundation for students preparing to apply to dental school. Students are able to complete the necessary prerequisite coursework and major in a degree of their choosing (most commonly biology, chemistry or biochemistry). Students are provided with expert advising and numerous resources as they work toward becoming a competitive professional school applicant.
Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Gannon’s faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, The University offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility. Gannon is located in Pennsylvania's fourth largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon’s urban campus, in the middle of downtown Erie, is within a two hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. The unique location and facilities create a special atmosphere conducive to learning, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth. With approximately 20,000 students within a 20-mile radius, Erie, Pennsylvania is a college town. Right next door to Gannon's downtown campus, you'll find internship opportunities and co-op jobs with government agencies, local businesses and hospitals. When your school day is done, you'll have plenty of fun as well. Explore museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants right in the heart of the city, all steps away from Gannon-and seven miles of Lake Erie beaches close by. Gannon University and the Office of Campus Police and Safety are committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for its campus. Gannon’s goal is to create an environment that focuses on crime prevention and problem solving through awareness and education.