CU Dental Experience


The CU Dental Experience enriches the lives of Creighton undergraduate, pre-dental students with shadowing opportunities across a wide range of dental specialties.

Share your Experience

The CU Dental Experience engages with the Creighton dental community to share knowledge with a pre-dental student. Shadowing experiences are invaluable and help students discern a vocation in dentistry.

If you wish to share your experience with a Creighton student, please register for the program. Once registered you will be contacted based on your profile and student interest.

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In collaboration with the Creighton University School of Dentistry Alumni Advisory Board, the Creighton University Pre-Health Sciences Advisory Committee, and our alumni network, we help our students with the educational background and co-curricular experiences that will assist with the dental school application. The program is administered through the PDDS Education Seminar.

The Purpose of Shadowing

The CU Dental Experience is designed to give alumni of Creighton’s School of Dentistry the opportunity to be represented in a database so that we can refer serious undergraduate, pre-dental students to them for shadowing experiences. Our goal is to educate and encourage students to observe dental professionals in a field of personal interest.

The Impact of Shadowing

A great shadowing experience came from shadowing at the Creighton Dental School Clinic. You get to see such a wide variety of procedures all in one place, and you really get a good idea of what you will be getting into if you decide to go to dental school. The students were great at answering my questions and gave me good feedback and advice.

Ben, Class of 2015

About the PDDS Education Seminar

In keeping with our Jesuit mission, values, and tradition, Creighton University offers a formal pre-dental education program for undergraduate students through the PDDS Seminar. The program is designed to strengthen the candidacy of Creighton undergraduate students as they prepare for the dental school application process. Discernment of a vocation in dentistry is an integral part of this experience. Learn More about PDDS Seminar.

Be part of the experience

Share your experience with an aspiring professional. Register today for the CU Dental Experience through the Creighton EDGE.


Questions? Contact Lina Dunn at