Your health is important to us!

In the effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in our community, Indiana University School of Dentistry is currently keeping our clinic open for Emergency Dental Care Only. 

Our clinic is currently open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

All non-emergency dental care for our patients is rescheduled until further notice. 

If you believe you are experiencing a true dental emergency, please call (317) 274-7433 to speak with our clinical care staff.

Indiana University School of Dentistry continuously uses best practice infection control procedures to ensure your safety. As such, we cannot treat patients at the dental school at this time if they:

  • Developed a new fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, or muscle aches in the past 14 days, or
  • Have had known contact with any person confirmed or suspected to be infected with the coronavirus

Before entering the clinic all patients will have their temperatures measured and will be screened using the questions above. 

Visitors are prohibited. For patients requiring assistance, one visitor may be permitted. This visitor will be subjected to the same screening protocol as patients. 

IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings.

For additional information visit the main Indiana University coronavirus website at


Advancing oral health through education, research, and patient care

The Indiana University School of Dentistry has been advancing oral health in the state and beyond since 1879, when it was founded as the Indiana Dental College. Over the past 140 years, we’ve become a national leader in preparing oral health professionals, conducting innovative research that has an impact on patients and the profession, and providing patient-centered care.

We’re located on the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis, in close proximity to the IU School of Medicine, the IU School of Nursing, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, several major hospitals, and the Roudebush VA Medical Center.

1879year founded

80%of Indiana dentists are alumni

19,000patients receive care each year

Become a student

No matter what your career goals are, the School of Dentistry has an academic program that will help you achieve them. We offer 11 degree and certificate programs that will prepare you for a successful career in dentistry or an allied health profession.

Get dental care

As a patient at the School of Dentistry, you’ll get quality dental care at an affordable cost. We offer a full range of oral health care services, from cleanings and fillings to root canals, braces, and dentures.

To make an appointment, contact Patient Services at 317-274-7433.

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Explore our research

Researchers at the School of Dentistry played a key role in one of the most significant public health advancements in human history: the development of the first fluoride toothpaste. Today School of Dentistry researchers are carrying on that legacy of innovation as they make strides in areas such as cariology, dental informatics, and bone and tissue engineering.

Learn about our research


The COVID-19 pandemic has asked much from the Class of 2020 in terms of quick-thinking action and adaptability. These qualities were again on display as the School of Dentistry was forced to forgo our traditional, in-person commencement ceremony, and instead honor this year’s graduates with an online recognition event.

This year, the 28th Annual Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) Research Day looked a little different than usual. Due to public health issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Research Day was forced to forgo the customary in-person poster judging and presentation sessions; instead shifting to an online format that saw researchers presenting and judges deliberating over virtual conferences and video chats.

Each year, IUPUI selects 50 graduate and professional students who embody the qualities that make IUPUI exceptional – students who demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom – in areas such as campus leadership, scholarly work, and community engagement. This year IUPUI selected five IU School of Dentistry (IUSD) students  to be among the Elite 50!

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