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The DMD Program

The UK College of Dentistry produces more than just competent dentists.

Recently U. S. News & World Report named "Dentist" as the #1 on its list of Best Jobs.  We believe that a dental professional should be well-rounded and committed to serving the community in which they practice. Our student dentists are service-minded, and are engaged in philanthropy for the community and populations in need. Participating in over ten student organizations, they find time outside the DMD curriculum to socialize with fellow students and enjoy life in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

We employ a graduated curriculum in which students have clinical experiences early in the DMD program. The UKCD is one of the smaller dental schools in the country, and is known for its collegial atmosphere. We use the latest instructional technologies in combination with a low student to teacher ratio to provide exceptional care for our patients and an excellent education for our future dentists.

Our admissions process is a holistic review of candidates.

The UKCD considers academic performance, service, leadership, and other attributes essential to becoming a successful dentist. Whether you are an undergraduate student about to apply for admission, a high school student looking at career options or a non-traditional student who is considering changing careers, we invite you to learn more about our DMD program.

Become a part of the University of Kentucky and our community.

The University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant university, and the flagship institution in our state.  UK is committed to excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care.  Located in the heart of Kentucky's beautiful Bluegrass region, the city of Lexington provides a wide range of activities, entertainment, restaurants and cultural events throughout the year.  Learn more about our community at