Rigorous classroom experiences are just part of what makes a UCSF dental education so exceptional. The resources below will help guide students through their programs, from didactic course to patient care to research.

Statement of Educational Philosophy, UCSF School of Dentistry

We, the faculty, students, and staff of the UCSF School of Dentistry, are committed to fostering an environment of mutual trust and respect. We believe this goal requires clear communication, compassion for others, and enthusiasm for the dental profession. To this end, we accept personal responsibility for our interactions with patients and colleagues and we encourage one another through constructive guidance. This team philosophy will be the foundation of all our endeavors, even in challenging times. In this way we will continue to achieve academic and clinical excellence, create lifelong professional partnerships and provide lasting contributions to the greater community.

Predoctoral Dental Curriculum

The four-year DDS and two-year IDP programs are steeped in the science, art and technology of dentistry.

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Academic Calendar

Look up such key events as final exams, holidays and more.

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Student Conduct, Professionalism and Dispute Resolution

Professionalism is a core component of the UCSF School of Dentistry academic program.

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Computing Requirements

Technology is an integral part of your education. Make sure your operating system, hardware and software meet UCSF standards.

Policy on Student Progress

The policy spells out what constitutes satisfactory academic progress and the performance review process.

School of Dentistry Bylaws

Competency Standards

Get familiar with the behaviors and competencies expected of all School of Dentistry students.

Competency Statement

SOD Laboratory and Clinics Policies and Procedures Manual

Clinical administrative policies related to working in the laboratory and clinical spaces are housed centrally in this UCSF Wiki.

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SOD Education: Student Handbook, Policies and Procedures

Academic and administrative policies and procedures related to education as well as school and campus resources are housed centrally in this UCSF wiki.

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