Welcome to the Indiana University School of Dentistry, one of the oldest and largest public dental schools in the United States. Many of the dental profession’s “firsts” took place at Indiana University, including the inventions of the first bitewing X-ray and the stannous fluoride formula that would become Crest® toothpaste, as well as authorship of seminal textbooks in pediatric dentistry, biomaterials, and oral radiology.

The Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) is a member of the American Dental Education Association and is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. IU’s dental school was established as the Indiana Dental College in 1879 and acquired by Indiana University in 1925. It is the only dental school in the state. The school is located on the campus of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), adjacent to the Indiana University Medical Center. Clinical facilities in the School of Dentistry were modernized and expanded in 2018 with the addition of the state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot James J. Fritts, D.D.S. Clinical Care Center.

Clinic patients are drawn from a population area of about one million people. The great variety of cases treated provides each student with abundant opportunities to master techniques. The school also maintains dental clinics at Riley Hospital for Children; University Hospital at the IU Medical Center; Indiana University Fort Wayne; the Stone Family Health Center in Evansville, Ind., and numerous off-campus sites, many in federally qualified community health centers.

Multiple degrees and certificate programs are available at IUSD, including D.D.S., M.S.D., M.S. in advanced practice specialties, Ph.D., Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. Our graduates practice dentistry and allied fields in nearly all of the 50 states and about 30 other countries.

This Academic Bulletin describes the opportunities available at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne and outlines the requirements for admission and program completion. Undergraduate programs in allied dentistry are also offered on the Northwest (Gary), and South Bend campuses. Students interested in undergraduate programs at IU Northwest and South Bend should check with a counselor on these campuses for specific requirements, which may vary from the requirements on the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne campuses.

While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, Indiana University reserves the right to change without notice statements in the bulletin series concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses, or other matters.


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