Indiana University, School of Dentistry

Advancing oral health through education, research, and patient care

The Indiana University School of Dentistry has been advancing oral health in the state and beyond since 1879, when it was founded as the Indiana Dental College. Over the past 140 years, we’ve become a national leader in preparing oral health professionals, conducting innovative research that has an impact on patients and the profession, and providing patient-centered care.

We’re located on the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis, in close proximity to the IU School of Medicine, the IU School of Nursing, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, several major hospitals, and the Roudebush VA Medical Center.

The School of Dentistry is the only dental school in Indiana, and it trains 80 percent of the state’s dentists. In addition to the D.D.S. program, our academic programs include undergraduate programs in dental assisting and dental hygiene, a master’s degree in dentistry, and a Ph.D. in dental sciences. We also offer an International Dentist Program for dentists from other countries who want to become licensed to practice in the U.S.

The school is home to nine academic departments with nearly 300 faculty who teach, conduct research, and provide clinical care. Our world-renowned faculty are leading authorities in their fields, and some of them have literally written the book on their areas of expertise.