University of Michigan School of Dentistry


The University of Michigan System was founded in 1817. The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is on the main campus, which was founded that same year. Other campuses of the university are located in Dearborn and Flint. Aside from the DDS degree program, the dental school offers programs leading to specialty certification, masters of science degree, PhD in Oral Health Sciences, as well as dental hygiene and continuing education courses.


4-year. Clinical training emphasizing comprehensive patient care begins in the first year and is closely integrated with supporting basic science and preclinical courses. Student research opportunities are available. First year: Consists of an Integrated Medical Science (IMS) curriculum along with behavioral sciences and weekly clinical experiences. Second year: Continued IMS and preclinical courses with additional clinical experiences. Third and fourth years: Involve the clinical sciences and the delivery of comprehensive dental care that approximates private practice. Students also spend a total of 3 weeks at off-site rotations in community health clinics.

Unique Programs

Substantial research facilities, faculty, and activities in basic and applied sciences are features of the school. Women, veterans, and minority group members are encouraged to apply. A summer enrichment program for entering students and students who apply to dental school is offered. Academic counseling and tutorial assistance are available.


The basic predental science courses plus 1 year of English composition are required. Biochemistry, histology, physiology, and microbiology courses are highly recommended, and exposure to nonscience courses is encouraged. Each entering class is generally comprised of 60% Michigan residents and 40% nonresidents. Transfer: Transfer between dental schools is not available. The School offers an Internationally Trained Dentist Program for foreign-trained dentists.


The school’s modern quarters were designed to complement the changing concepts in dental education. Preclinical instruction occurs in a simulation laboratory. Pilot programs include audio lectures that can be downloaded to an epode.

This website and its associated pages are not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by this school. has no official or unofficial affiliation with University of Michigan School of Dentistry.