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.

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Become a patient

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.

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On Sunday, May 12, 2024, Dean Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch conferred diplomas to 172 graduates of the Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, and post-graduate specialty programs at the dental school recognition ceremony.

As they approach the finish line of their dental school journey, IUSD recognized outstanding student achievements at the annual honors and awards ceremony. This year’s occasion was held April 26, 2024, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis.

The dental school came together to celebrate our research achievements at the 32nd Annual Research Day on April 10, 2024, at the IU Indianapolis (IUI) Campus Center. Sixty-five students, faculty, and staff members presented 94 research projects. For the second year, researchers from the IU-Fort Wayne Dental Hygiene Program also shared their innovative research.

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White Coat 2024

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Starts at 11 a.m.

Celebrate the DDS Class of 2027 and the IDP Class of 2026 as they don their white clinic coats and begin the next stage of their professional education. 

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