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About the School of Dentistry

A global leader in dental education and public health, clinical practice and scientific discovery
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Since our founding in 1881, the UCSF School of Dentistry has striven to educate the leading practitioners, scholars and faculty members of the next generation. As a leading institution of oral and craniofacial health, our educational programs have grown to include, in addition to our DDS and dental hygiene programs, an array of MS and PhD, post-graduate and residency programs. Our students and faculty handle over 120,000 patient visits a year in our comprehensive Dental Center, and many of our students staff 14 community-based externship sites. The School is also one of the top oral and craniofacial research enterprises in the world, ranked the top dental school in the country in research funding from the National Institutes of Health for 25 years and home to several leading translational research programs.

Mission, Vision and Values

The School of Dentistry is driven to advance oral, craniofacial and public health through excellence in education, discovery and patient-centered care.

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Academic Departments

Our four departments — Cell and Tissue Biology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orofacial Sciences, and Preventative and Restorative Dental Sciences — house 14 divisions and the Center for Orofacial Pain.

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Student Life

From professional organizations to volunteer opportunities to competitive sports teams, UCSF Dentistry students are involved.

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News Room

Stay abreast of all that’s happening at the School of Dentistry, from student successes to advances in oral and craniofacial research.

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Facts and History

Background on the School of Dentistry, from its founding to today.

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General Calendar

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