DDS Program

An Education of Exceptional Value

For nearly 50 years, the UCLA School of Dentistry has been consistently ranked one of the best dental schools in the nation. Our student body reflects our commitment to attracting a highly qualified and diverse group of students with a variety of educational backgrounds, life experiences and professional goals.DDS Graduates from the 2013 Commencement Ceremony

Receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from UCLA will help you beyond your time spent at the School of Dentistry. 

Our DDS curriculum has been restructured to better meet the needs of the dental practitioner in the 21st century. The revised curriculum encourages innovative educational programs as well as the inclusion of an even wider range of professional development opportunities for students. 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 make a difference in their community and beyond.

We offer students an education of exceptional value in two paths:

For those individuals who are contemplating dental school but are not ready to apply, we offer pre-dental courses and volunteer opportunities. Additionally, for those who are already in dental school but would like an opportunity to learn more about our clinical programs, please refer to our Observer and Externship Programs.