List of Dental Schools

A dental school is a third in level academic institution or part of such an institution—that educate dentistry to potential dentists. After achievement of Dentistry, the graduate receives a degree in Dentistry, which, depending upon the authority might be a

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Professional degree
  • Or a Doctorate.

Schools can also offer

  • Postgraduate teaching in general dentistry
  • training in endodontics
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Oral pathology
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology
  • Orthodontics
  • Pedodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics or dental public health.

In the European Union,

  • Dental assistants
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dental nurses
  • Dental technicians
  • Dental therapists

 Or other individuals of the dental auxiliary will teach in universities of applied science or polytechnics.

Now and then dental education done within the schools, for example Pakistan the separation between medical and dental scholastic is also unable to see inside certain sub-specialties, such as oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Dental Degrees

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • Doctor of Dentistry (DD)
  • Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DrMedDent)
  • Bachelor of Dentistry (BDent)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS or BChD or BDentS)
  • Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc or BDentSc)
  • Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science (B OH DSc)
  • Graduate Diploma in Dentistry (Grad Dip Dent)

Post-graduate degrees

  • Master of Science (MS or MSc)
  • Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
  • Master of Medical Science (MMSc)
  • Master of Dentistry (MDent)
  • Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent)
  • Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)
  • Master of Dental Science (MDSc)
  • Fellow College of Physician and Surgeons (FCPS)
  • Doctor of Dental Science (DDSc)
  • Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of dentistry


The recognized certification in some US universities are

  • Certificate, GPR/AEGD/Dental Anesthesiology
  • Certificate, Endodontics/Prosthodontics/Periodontics/Orthodontics/Dental Public Health/Pediatric Dentistry/OMS (CODA-recognized specialty programs)
  • Commonwealth post-nominals
  • In Commonwealth countries, the Royal Colleges of dentistry (or Faculty of Dentistry of the College) awards post-nominals upon completion of a series of examinations.
  • Fellow of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (FDSRCS)
  • Membership in Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College Surgeons (MFDS RCS)
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS)
  • Membership in Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS)
  • Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons (M.Orth RCS)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C))
  • Member of Royal College of Dentists of Canada (MRCD(C))
  • Fellow College of Physician and Surgeons, Bangladesh (FCPS)
  • Fellow College of Physician and Surgeons, Pakistan (FCPS)

Dental Specialties

US, Canada, India and Australia offer 9 recognized well known courses in dentistry.

  • Orthodontics: 2–3 years
  • Endodontics: 2–3 years
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery: 4–6 years
  • Periodontics: 3 years
  • Prosthodontics: 2–3 years
  • Maxillofacial prosthodontics 1 year
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology: 3 years
  • Oral and maxillofacial pathology: 3–5 years
  • Pediatric Dentistry: 2–3 years
  • Dental public health: 3 years

Dental specialties not recognized in the US: 

  • Anesthesiology:  2–3 years
  • Oral medicine: 2–4 years
  • Special needs dentistry 3 years
  • Cosmetic Dentist

United States

Dental graduates have the choice of pursuing special training. Presently, the American Dental Association officially recognizes 9 specialties:

  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics

Dental Schools by State

Alabama Indiana Nebraska South Carolina
Alaska Iowa Nevada South Dakota
Arizona Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee
Arkansas Kentucky New Jersey Texas
California Louisiana New Mexico Utah
Colorado Maine New York Vermont
Connecticut Maryland North Carolina Virginia
Delaware Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
Florida Michigan Ohio West Virginia
Georgia Minnesota Oklahoma Wisconsin
Hawaii Mississippi Oregon Wyoming
Idaho Missouri Pennsylvania  
Illinois Montana Rhode Island  

Dentistry Throughout the World


Australian dentistry is supervised by the Australian Dental Council, Dental Board of Australia and while specialization by Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons

Australian dental schools

  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • Latrobe University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University
  • Charles Sturt University


The training of dentistry in Canada is supervised by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) and specialization is supervised by the Royal College of Dentists. They are over 16,000 dentists in Canada.

Canadian dental schools

  • University of Toronto (1868)
  • McGill University (1905)
  • Université de Montréal (1905)
  • Dalhousie University (1908)
  • University of Alberta (1923)
  • University of Manitoba (1958)
  • University of British Columbia (1964)
  • University of Western Ontario (1966)
  • University of Saskatchewan (1968)
  • Université Laval (1971)


In all European countries, there subsist public dental services or subsidies. That ensure that most citizens have right to use to the dental services they require, regardless of their ability to pay. Information concerning the various levels of dental care supply found in the Manual of Dental Practice, published by the Council of European Dentists.

United Kingdom

List of dental schools in the United Kingdom


  • Barts and The London, School of Medicine and Dentistry - Queen Mary, University of London
  • (University of London)
  • School of Dentistry - Birmingham
  • Bristol Dental School - Bristol
  • School of Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire - University of Central Lancashire
  • Guy's, King's & St Thomas's Dental Institute - King's College London
  • Leeds School of Dentistry - Leeds
  • Liverpool Dental School - Liverpool
  • Manchester Dental School - Manchester
  • Newcastle University Dental School - Newcastle
  • Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry - Exeter Plymouth
  • Sheffield School of Clinical Dentistry - Sheffield
  • UCL Eastman Dental Institute - University College London


  • University of Aberdeen School of Dentistry - Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee Dental School - Dundee
  • Edinburgh Dental Institute - Edinburgh
  • Glasgow Dental School – Glasgow


Cardiff University Dental School - Cardiff

Northern Ireland

Queen's University Belfast School of Dentistry - Queen's University Belfast