A leader in oral health education dedicated to advancing the profession

PROGRAMS AND ADMISSIONS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

A full-time, four year DDS degree program integrating biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, and patient care.

Dental Hygiene

Three educational programs offered.

Internationally Trained Dentist Program

A full-time, two year program for graduates of foreign dental schools to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Graduate Programs

Masters degree programs and non-degree certificates for dentists seeking specialized training.

Oral Health Sciences PhD

The primary objective of this program is to train outstanding students to become leaders in academic research in oral health science.

Dual Degree Programs

In addition to OHS PhD, the School of Dentistry also offers DDS/PhD and DDS/MBA programs.


CONTACT

During the application cycle, the Office of Admissions strives to process applications in a timely and efficient manner. Because the office is occupied with such a high volume of applications, please review the information on this website thoroughly and carefully. If your question is not answered on these pages, please contact the appropriate office:

Purpose Contact
For DDS inquiries ddsadmissions@umich.edu
For ITDP inquiries internationaldent@umich.edu
For Graduate program inquiries graddentinquiry@umich.edu
For Dental Hygiene inquiries ldodge@umich.edu
For OHS PhD dent-ohsphd@umich.edu

PATHWAYS

The Pathways Program provides a space within the curriculum to ignite passion, foster purpose and sustain individual professional identity formation

DDS ENTERING CLASS OF 2019

CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION

Further your dental education with new courses and seminars.

COMMUNITY BASED DENTAL EDUCATION


Zohra Saleh

Our goal is to provide as much dental care as we can.

Zohra Saleh, DDS

Dentistry at the University of Michigan is about more than classrooms and clinics. It's about making a difference. The Community-Based Dental Education Program sends dental and dental hygiene students across the state of Michigan, to offer dental care to underserved populations.

At 26 sites across 24 Michigan cities, University of Michigan Dentistry students do make a difference every day.


29,354
procedures performed annually

$46 million
in care provided since 2005


COMMISSION ON DENTAL COMPETENCY ASSESSMENTS (CDCA)

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry hosts dental competency assessments (formerly the NERB) and dental hygiene competency assessments for internal and external dental students. Click the button below for detailed information.

CDCA (NERB)

WHY MICHIGAN?


Judi Kaakarli

I’ve always wanted to come to U-M. It’s literally always been my dream school. So there was no other choice when I got accepted.

Judi Kaakarli, Class of 2022

Whether it's the diversity of the student body, the top-ranked programs, or the cutting-edge research, hear why dental students chose the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry encourages students to participate in student organizations to further their philanthropic, social, and cultural development.

LIST OF STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

GLOBAL INITIATIVES


Carlos González-Cabezas

We strive to improve global oral health and promote health equity through research, education and service.

Carlos González-Cabezas, DDS, MSD, PhD

Every year, students and faculty from the School of Dentistry travel to select countries to work and train with local doctors and patients. Past countries include Kenya, Guatemala, and Ethiopia, the faculty and students often provide care for patients who receive little or no dental care.

global initiatives map