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. Recently, dentistry was ranked the number one career by US News & World Reports and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics is anticipating a growth of 23,300 new dentist jobs through the year 2022. 

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 student clinics 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 participate in community-based activities such as Give Kids a Smile, Smiles for Schools, and La Clinica Latina

Our 425 dental students are educated alongside dental hygiene students by 106 full-time faculty and 133 part-time faculty. 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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or by attending a group advising session. There is no better time than now to be a Buckeye!