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 The UCSF School of Dentistry ...

Dental Education and Training Programs

  • admits 90 students per year into the four-year curriculum leading to the DDS degree (For more information on this year's entering class, go to: UCSF Dental Admissions Statistics)
  • admits 24 students per year into the two-year International Dentist Program, for foreign-trained dentists who come to the U.S. to earn a DDS degree
  • offers programs in dental public health, endodontics, geriatric dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine, general practice residency and advanced education in general dentistry
  • offers MS and PhD degree programs in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, a combined DDS-PhD program, and a Master of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene
  • operates a post-baccalaureate program (in conjunction with UC Berkeley Extension) for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, underserved communities and/or from groups traditionally under-represented in the profession, that assists them in becoming competitive applicants to dental school
  • is committed to training the next generation of dental scholars and faculty members

Patient Care Services and Revenue

  • operates 18 clinics at three principal sites, with more than 120,000 patient visits per year
  • has clinical income of approximately $18.5 million (2010-11 figures)
  • has competitive fees in our student clinics, ranging from 50-75% of those of private practices, that provide access to many who could not afford services otherwise
  • has 14 community-based externship sites, many of which are located in rural areas or are designated Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • has a volunteer faculty- and student-staffed Community Dental Clinic operational one evening per week, providing both screening for dental disease and dental treatment at no cost to the patient
  • has a Center for Craniofacial Anomalies responsible for the complete management of patients with cleft lip and palate, and other complex craniofacial birth defects, and provides services in clinical social work, nursing, orthodontics, oral/maxillofacial surgery, plastic/reconstructive surgery, and speech pathology

Science and Research

  • is one of the pre-eminent oral and craniofacial research enterprises in the world
  • has ranked as the top US dental school in research funding from the National Institutes of Health for 20 years; extramural research funding totals approximately $34 million annually
  • is a pioneer in AIDS research, with 25+ years as the repository of the San Francisco AIDS Specimen Bank
  • is the home to several leading translational research programs exemplified by the multidisciplinary research centers in Sjögren’s syndrome, Oral Health Disparities (CAN DO), Oral HIV/AIDS (OHARA), and Global Oral Health
  • is the administrative home of the Center for the Health Professions
  • has strong cross-campus research activities in stem cell research, oral/head and neck cancer, health disparities, and craniofacial and mesenchymal biology
  • conducts basic sciences research in several important areas, including biomaterials/ bioengineering, cell and tissue biology, and hard tissue biology

Continuing Dental Education

  • provides continuing education programs for dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and other health care providers, and has done so for over 50 years
  • annually allows more than 3,000 dental professionals to work with renowned faculty to renew and improve their skills and knowledge

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