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Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Whether you are just beginning your path to a career in dentistry or are interested in one of our postdoctoral programs, we invite you to explore what the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry has to offer. As the only doctor of dental surgery program and one of three dental hygiene programs in Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is on the forefront of training our students to become dental professionals. 

Dental hygienists and dentists are the two professions for which a degree is provided at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.  Upon graduation, a state license is required which requires attending an accredited dental program and pass examinations administered by a state governing body for the dental profession.

The College also offers five postdoctoral programs; Advanced Education in General Dentistry, General Practice Residency (housed in the University of Oklahoma Children's Hospital), Graduate Orthodontics, Graduate Periodontics and the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency. 

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Life as a Sooner

Student Life

A wide range of campus events, recreational opportunities and educational programs are provided to enrich your learning experience. In addition to a steady fare of cultural, recreational and instructional events provided to the OU Health Sciences Center, dental students enjoy the many planned activities offered by the College of Dentistry. Students can choose from a variety of student leadership positions, academic clubs, social activities, intramural sports, and domestic and global outreach projects.


Student Organizations

Community Impact

Not only will you receive an excellent education at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, but you will get hands-on experience both in the clinics and in the community. We make it our mission to give back to our community by volunteering our services to surrounding areas.

Renovated Spaces

Students also have the luxury of newly renovated clinics, commons, classrooms and locker rooms. The Commons, located on the first floor of the College of Dentistry, provide a lounge area where students can relax and enjoy the company of classmates and friends during breaks and between classes. Images of the renovations can be seen in the gallery above.

Campus Life

The College of Dentistry is strategically situated in the heart of a vibrant, attractive and well-appointed Health Sciences campus environment. An internationally prominent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and new technology combine to make the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center a leader in education, research and patient care. The campus includes seven colleges and is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation. Additional colleges include: the College of Allied Health; the College of Medicine; the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing; the College of  Pharmacy and the College of Public Health. The OU Health Sciences Center serves approximately 4,000 students in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs on campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Dental students have convenient extended-hours access to both the Robert M. Bird Library, with its vast study areas and media resources as well as the David L. Boren Student Union, with its facilities for fitness, student services, dining and leisure. Adjacent to the College of Dentistry is the Basic Sciences Education Building that houses research, laboratory and classroom space. Two blocks away are the on-campus Village Apartments for students who wish to live within walking-distance from campus.

City Life

Oklahoma City offers all of the culture, cuisine, attractions and amenities you'd expect in a modern metropolis and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Our campus is just a few minutes from the city center and nearby Bricktown, an early-day warehouse area transformed into one of the fastest growing entertainment district in the Southwest. Next door is the Chesapeake Energy Arena, home to the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team, live concerts and world-class events. 

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