View of Postle Hall building from Neil Ave

Discover the College of Dentistry

The College of Dentistry provides comprehensive patient care in an unparalleled learning environment with internationally recognized faculty and a supportive network of alumni and friends. 

Our college is the only state-supported dental school in Ohio and consists of ten academic divisions representing all major dental specialties.

The divisions offer both patient care services and academic programs, allowing dentists to train as specialists. Also, our Outreach and Engagement activities include over 60 active programs and more than 42 extra mural sites, which continue to expand.

The College of Dentistry provides comprehensive patient care in an unparalleled learning environment with internationally recognized faculty and a supportive network of alumni and friends. In addition, our research programs provide students another dimension beyond classroom and clinical education. Students and faculty members are able to participate in both clinical and laboratory research in areas such as dental materials science, oral and maxillofacial pathology, hard tissue biology, microbiology, neuroscience, and immunology.

By any measure, our success is growing, and we’re excited about the opportunities ahead.

Welcome from Dean Trotman

I'm pleased to welcome you to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. We are Ohio's only state-supported dental school, established more than 130 years ago.

Vision

Making oral health matter through learning, discovery, and innovative patient care and service.

Mission

The College of Dentistry is dedicated to addressing the evolving oral health care needs of communities in Ohio, the nation, and the world.

We do this by:

  • Providing comprehensive oral and craniofacial health care in an inter-professional health science community
  • Educating health care professionals and scientists in a collaborative and diverse academic environment
  • Creating, discovering, and sharing knowledge
  • Preparing socially responsible and engaged citizens
  • Promoting a culture of excellence, respect, and inclusiveness
     

We Embrace Our Shared Values  

and strive to be BOLD 

Being Open to Learning and Discussions

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan reflects the aspirations of our college and the university community in creating a future we can all be proud of.