InDent program

InDent Program 2023

The InDent program is a one-week summer program designed to introduce college students to the dental profession. The program offers participants challenging and informative hands-on dental experiences at VCU School of Dentistry’s state-of-the-art facilities. 

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on preclinical laboratory procedures
  • Advising session
  • Dental Admission Test (DAT) prep sessions
  • Interactive application readiness workshops on personal statements and interviewing

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Program information


Limited to 15 participants


  • Good academic standing – GPA of 3.0 or above in college coursework
  • College freshman or above
  • In-state and out-of-state students are welcome to apply
  • Successfully completed one semester of General Biology

*Students who have been accepted to any dental school are NOT eligible to participate in InDent.


May 13, 2024 - May 17, 2024

Application available:

January 2, 2024 - April 1, 2024

Notification date:

April 17, 2024

Application link:

VCU InDent Program Application

Application procedure:

  • Complete online application
  • One letter of recommendation from a professional source
  • Official college transcript
  • Submit a non-refundable application fee of $25

All materials must be received by April 1, 2024. Materials can be emailed to or mailed to:

VCU School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions
520 N. 12th Street
Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298
*All supplemental materials (letter of recommendation and transcript) must be sent directly from the original source; not the applicant.


Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry
Lyons Building
520 North 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298



Accepted students must pay tuition by May 1, 2024 to retain their seat in the program. Failure to make tuition payment in a timely manner may result in the forfeiture of one's program seat.

Tuition includes:

  • All dental instruments and materials
  • Use of advanced and traditional simulation units
  • Daily lunch
  • Certificate of completion

*Housing is not provided.

Cancellation policy

The VCU School of Dentistry Office of Admissions reserves the right to cancel, modify or alter content, faculty or location of the program if any circumstances indicate such a change is advisable. If the Office of Admissions finds it necessary to cancel the program, a full tuition refund will be issued. No travel expenses will be refunded to the applicant in the event of program cancellation.  No application fee refunds will be issued if a participant rescind their application.  Electronics payments only. 

For additional information, please contact:

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry
Office of Admissions
520 North 12th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
Phone: (804) 828-9196