Prospective Students


We’re glad you have chosen to apply to Ohio State’s College of Dentistry!

Welcome to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry! There has never been a better time, nor a better place to pursue a career in dentistry. Dentistry is consistenty 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 watching the admissions overview video below, exploring our webpages, following us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, or by attending an admissions overview session. There is no better time than now to be a Buckeye!


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