Programs | School of DentistryThe following list includes only American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited Dental Schools in the United States.

There are also CODA accredited dental schools in Canada, but are not included in this list. Graduates of such programs are eligible for their credentials to be accepted in the United States, but individual states continue to establish their own criteria for licensure eligibility. In no states are graduates of Canadian dental schools considered to be foreign or international graduates.

Important information regarding the application process to dental schools in the United States can be found at American Association of Dental Education


Commission on Dental Accreditation




University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Birmingham, AL


Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, Mesa, AZ
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, Glendale, AZ


California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine, Elk Grove, CA
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, CA
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA
University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, Pomona, CA


University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Aurora, CO


University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT

District of Columbia

Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC


LECOM School of Dental Medicine, Bradenton, FL
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
University of Florida College of Dentistry Gainesville, FL


The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA


University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Chicago, IL
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine, Downers Grove, IL
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Alton, IL


Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN


The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Iowa City, IA


University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY
University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Louisville, KY


Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA


University of New England College of Dental Medicine, Portland, ME


University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, MD


Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA


University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI
University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI


University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN


University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, Jackson, MS


Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, Joplin, MO (Opening Fall 2023)
Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health at ATSU, Kirksville, MO
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, Kansas City, MO


Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE


University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, Las Vegas, NV

New Jersey

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ

New York

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York, NY
New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY
Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, Hawthorne, NY
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Buffalo, NY

North Carolina

East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, Greenville, NC
High Point University School of Dental Medicine and Oral Health, High Point, NC (Opening Fall 2023)
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC


Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, OH


University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Oklahoma City, OK


Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry, Portland, OR


University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA

Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, School of Dental Medicine, San Juan, PR

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, Charleston, SC


Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine (Opening Fall 2022)
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, Nashville, TN
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN


Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso-Hunt School of Dentistry, El Paso, TX
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry, Houston, TX
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry, San Antonio, TX


Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, South Jordan, UT
University of Utah School of Dentistry, Salt Lake City, UT


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Richmond, VA


University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, WA

West Virginia

West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Morgantown, WV


Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI


Many dental schools in the United States now have special “International Programs” that offer advanced class standing to individuals that have completed their pursuit of a degree in dentistry through a dental school not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Some helpful information and useful links regarding opportunities for foreign trained dentists can be found by clicking here.

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