About the School

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About the School of Dentistry

University of Louisville School of Dentistry
501 S. Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Mission Statement

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry improves the oral and overall health of those whom we serve, transforming lives by educating oral health care professionals to provide patient-centered treatment through innovative approaches, community engagement, and research. Woven through these activities is a dedicated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The School of Dentistry is committed to the University of Louisville’s mission statement, to support the commitment to excellence in teaching and to provide engaged service and outreach to our community. The DMD program in the School of Dentistry is uniquely positioned in the University combining education with service to the community in every patient encounter at the School of Dentistry and at our affiliated clinical sites. The diversity of the patient population served by our dental students includes patients from all stages of life, various backgrounds and from all socio-economic levels. To be able to serve these patients while teaching and using the most modern therapies in oral health care, is an ideal opportunity for the DMD students, faculty, and staff, and offers the patients of the metropolitan area and the Commonwealth an invaluable asset improving their health.


The three-story School of Dentistry building occupies almost 200,000 square feet at the Health Sciences Center campus. The recently renovated clinical and laboratory facilities with state-of-the-art equipment create an environment similar to a private practice setting. Clinical areas in the School of Dentistry are built out in a secure containment cubicle system. In the cubicle, the student conducts his or her practice in an atmosphere of privacy and safety which enhances efficiency and self-confidence for patient-centered care.

The dental science laboratories are multi-disciplinary units which provide areas for individual study and work. Each renovated work station is equipped with both high and low bench positions. The high bench provides all utilities necessary for pre-clinical laboratory procedures, while the low bench enables a student to learn pre-clinical techniques in a seated position where a patient-simulated manikin and modern equipment closely simulate the clinical environment.

Degrees Offered

Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD)

Dual Degrees:
DMD/MS in Oral Biology

To learn more: louisville.edu/dentistry/degrees