Academics

Preparing the oral health professionals of the future

When you become a student at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, you become part of a rich tradition of advancing oral health in the state of Indiana and beyond. The school has been training dental professionals 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, and providing patient-centered care.

A full range of academic programs

Whatever 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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Faculty who wrote the book on dentistry

The School of Dentistry is home to nine academic departments with nearly 300 faculty who educate students, conduct research, and provide clinical care. Our faculty members are leading authorities in their fields, some of whom have literally written the book on their area of expertise. 

An education that goes beyond the classroom

As a student at the School of Dentistry, you’ll learn from world-renowned faculty in state-of-the-art facilities like the Fritts Clinical Care Center, which opened in 2018. But your education doesn’t end there. Whether it’s leading a student chapter of a professional organization, participating in a service learning opportunity in the community, or presenting research at our annual Research Day, you’ll have many opportunities to enrich your student experience.

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A wealth of resources

The School of Dentistry Library supports the school’s teaching, research, patient care, and community outreach by providing a wide range of resources and services to students, faculty, and staff. The library is open to the public, and our librarians are ready to help you with everything from research assistance to interlibrary loans.

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