- Department Contact:
- Dr. Zane Mitchell
- Dean of Pott College
- Office Location:
- Education Center 1107
Dental careers range from general practice through specialties such as oral surgery, orthodontics, and periodontics. About 90% of active dentists are in private practice; other career options include education, research, public health, and the military.
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Dr. Nathan Balda
USI Biology - 2013
SIU Dental School - 2017
Residency Family Medicine, Fort Wayne - 2016
Asst Dentist, Balda Dental
"USI is a unique gem. The professors genuinely care about their students and love helping them. The pre-professional program prepared me well for a successful dental school experience and gave me a passion for science. I honestly enjoyed going to class and learning, which is something I hadn’t really experienced before. USI is perfect blend of a small school family with big school benefits. I never felt like just a number. Many professors actually will know you by name, a claim that can’t be made by many colleges. In fact, most of my lab courses were taught by professors instead of teaching assistants. And class sizes were excellent, with many classes being small in size in order to give students the best chance to ask questions. I also enjoyed Evansville for similar reasons, such as a plethora of entertainment options while retaining a hometown mentality. I really discovered myself as a person in college and I have USI’s wonderful professors to thank for that. Students’ success was the main goal without any of the politics you see at many universities nowadays. If quality of education is the priority, I can’t think of a better choice than USI’s Pre-Professional program."
USI Biology - 2019
IU School of Dentistry
“I really treasure the time I had at USI. I appreciated all the support I received from professors, faculty, staff, and peers. Everyone was so encouraging and went above and beyond to help me achieve my goals.”