How to Apply to the DDS Program

We begin taking applications for the next entering class beginning in June. You must have all application materials completed and submitted to us by October 1 to be considered for admission.

There has never been a better time, nor a better place to pursue a career in dentistry. Dentistry is consistently ranked as one of the 100 Best Jobs in the US News & World Report's ranking and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics is anticipating a growth of 9,800 new dentist jobs through the year 2030.

As a dental student at The Ohio State University you will gain the skills and expertise necessary to be an excellent oral health care provider in today's ever-changing world. As the only state-supported dental school in Ohio, our college serves the oral health needs of patients throughout the Buckeye State. Annually, we have nearly 130,000 patient interactions in our College where we see and serve a diverse patient population. Additional experience is gained through the OHIO Project, where our fourth-year dental students spend 50 days providing care in community clinics throughout Ohio under the direct supervision of associated faculty. The program benefits both the individuals who need care and the dental students who gain patient-care experience in a variety of settings. Students also have numerous opportunities to volunteer in community-based activities such as Give Kids a Smile, La Clinica Latina, Smiles for Schools and Give Vets a Smile.

Our 450 dental students are educated alongside 64 dental hygiene students by 191 faculty members. We are home to seven of the nine ADA recognized specialties providing our DDS students with insight and exposure to unique learning opportunities.

We invite you to learn more about our program by exploring our webpages, following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or by attending an admissions overview session. There is no better time than now to be a Buckeye!

Questions? Visit the Office of Admissions page to view our contact information. 

October 1
Application Deadline
October 15
Supplemental Application Deadline

Your AADSAS application must be complete, verified and sent by AADSAS to us by the October 1, deadline. If all minimum qualifications are met, you will be eligible to receive the supplemental application and be considered for an interview (so long as you have met the minimum academic requirements).

How to Apply


Dental school applicants are selected to interview by invitation only. Notifications are sent via email approximately 4 – 5 weeks prior to the designated interview date. Emails will provide all interview related details regarding scheduling instructions, location, and pre-interview programming. We anticipate interviewing over 250 applicants this admission cycle. Interviews will take place throughout the months of October and November with offers being communicated to candidates on or after December 15th.