A Doctor of Dental Surgery student practicing dental tool use in lab setting

Doctor of Dental Surgery

As part of one of the most comprehensive health sciences center in the country and located in a major metropolitan area, Ohio State's College of Dentistry provides a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with the friendly, down-to-earth attitude of the Midwest. 

We are the fifth largest public dental college in the country, which means you will have extensive opportunities to learn from renowned faculty, work in a large and varied clinical setting, and take advantage of all that a nationally ranked research university can offer you.

Please take a look at the information on our website to become familiar with our admissions requirements and process. If you have questions, please join us for one of our virtual admissions overview sessions that are held on various afternoons throughout the spring and summer. You can find information and register for these events on our calendar. Additionally, you are always welcome to submit a question to an admissions counselor.

Before you apply

120
Entering Class Size
3.65
Entering class total GPA
22
Average Age
3.56
Entering class Science GPA
20-38
Age Range
21
DAT AA
Class of 2025
DDS Program
Undergrad: Case Western Reserve University
Kigali, Rwanda/ Columbus, Ohio
Why I chose The Ohio State University College of Dentistry:

I wanted to become a dentist because of the compassion and care I have received throughout my life through this field. Growing up in Rwanda, there weren't many dentists so dental care was often reserved for emergencies. After moving to the US, it played a major role in my life by improving my quality of life and in return I want to be able to give back to my community through it and build lifelong relationships with the people I meet. 

Office of Admissons

Address

Office of Admissions
1132 Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1267

Phone
Fax

614-292-0813

Hours

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Accreditation

The program in dental education is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: ada.org/en/coda.

Disclosure of Licensure and Certification Information

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at odee.osu.edu/students/state-authorization#licensure. Click on the link for State Dental Boards.

Dental Emergency Care Clinic

Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Student Dental Clinics

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Ohio State Dental Faculty Practice

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Upper Arlington Dental Clinic

Monday
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.