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Dental Educational Programs

Each fiscal year, our faculty and staff receive nearly $100 million in research funding, including support from National Institutes of Health grants and private foundations.

Advancing research and economic development is at the core of our mission. Research funding has directly contributed to UTHSC's long record of accomplishments in basic science, applied clinical and translational research, and public health, allowing us to continue our contributions to the health of the Memphis-area community. Through collaborative relationships with health care partnerships like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, we are well-positioned to pave the way for innovative patient-centered research and development with a clinical and translational focus.

Degrees & Certificates

Dental Surgery

Dental Hygiene

Postgraduate Education

  • Certificate Programs with optional Master of Dental Science Degree
    Endodontics (2 years) with MDS Degree (1 additional year)
    Pediatric Dentistry (2 years) with MDS Degree (1 additional year)

Message from the Dean

Dr. James Ragain

We have a number of outstanding programs in the College of Dentistry and the College was recently re-accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, as part of the regular seven-year accreditation cycle. If the number of applicants nationwide is a measure of the dental profession, then dentistry is still one of the most sought-after careers today. We received more than 2,200 applications for the most recent DDS program cycle. Read more.


Last Published: Aug 16, 2018