At the UCLA School of Dentistry, the success of our graduates speaks directly to the School's excellence in academics and distinguished faculty. We strive to provide the next generation of oral health practitioners with not only the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their field but with the compassion and foresight to become leaders in their community and beyond. Through our ability to attract academically excellent and culturally diverse faculty and students, our advances in multidisciplinary research, and our outstanding record of community outreach, we continue to be one of the premier dental schools on the international stage.
The UCLA School of Dentistry offers two paths toward the DDS degree:
For those who are contemplating dental school but are not ready to apply, we offer pre-dental courses and volunteer options. Additionally, for those who are already in dental school but would like an opportunity to observe our classrooms and clinics, please refer to our externship/observer program.