You can prepare for a career in dentistry by completing a two-year Pre-dentistry program at Lake Michigan College and transferring credits to an accredited dental school.
LMC will help you build the foundation of academic success, not only in your studies, but also in your dentistry career.
Expectations and Skills Taught
Science, science, science. The Pre-dentistry program at LMC is very science intensive. LMC's Pre-dentistry program focuses on biology, chemistry and physics. Lecture-style classes will present scientific research information in a well-organized format. It is the instructor's goal to have you leave the classroom well equipped to apply this knowledge into your own research. You must be dedicated to your studies and open to new and innovative ideas in the science field. Professional growth is necessary for success in the dental profession.
"Class time is just a hint as to where the class is going," says LMC instructor Wilma Kime. "You must apply yourself inside, as well as outside the classroom. You can't just sit in class and expect to understand the presented material." Consistent class and lab attendance is necessary. A dedicated attitude is a must for success.
Getting the Most from the Program
"I encourage students to enroll in CLS 100, Freshman Seminar. This course will teach you study skills, how to find resources, and how to meet your education expectations. Once you are equipped with these tools you can apply them to the Pre-professional programs," states Kime.
Lake Michigan College has developed program guides with University of Detroit and University of Michigan. This ensures you of an efficient transfer to this university. If you are interested in attending a different four-year school, please work with a counselor or academic advisor to build a program that will meet the requirements of your chosen school.
By keeping in touch with your advisor, you can make sure you are on track and if necessary, your plan can be revised to adjust for any circumstances that may change your available time to complete the program.
Technology in the Classroom
A variety of technologies are used in conjunction with traditional lecture and hands-on activities. PowerPoint presentations, videos, DVDs, the Internet and materials available on Canvas - the College's instructional Intranet - play an important role in class.
In every Pre-professional science lab, you will use an individual, wireless laptop, where simulated experiments are presented and tested. According to Kime, LMC is one of the top community colleges in offering advanced computer equipment on a per student basis.