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white coatsThe UK College of Dentistry is dedicated to excellence in its programs of education, patient care, research, and outreach to underserved populations in our state and beyond. 

Our objective is to graduate dentists who are biologically oriented, clinically competent, socially and professionally responsible, and effective leaders.

Established in 1962 as part of the Chandler Medical Center, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry has graduated 2,266 dentists and enrolls approximately 65 new student dentists annually. 

Some quick UKCD DMD facts:

On May 5, 2013, 56 new dentists graduated from the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry.  Twenty-seven of these graduates entered postdoctoral study in general dentistry residencies or specialty programs (oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry and endodontics); three entered military service; two entered a specialty or residency program in the military; one entered public health dentistry; and 21 went into private practice.

This fall, we welcome the 66 members (34 men and 32 women) of the class of 2017 to the University of Kentucky.  The class is composed of 40 Kentucky and 26 non-residents who come from 39 different colleges and universities. The college profile reveals a 3.46 cumulative grade point average (3.36 sciences GPA), an Academic Average on the DAT of 18.67 and a science average of 18.54.  The college received applications from over 1700 prospective students seeking admission for the fall of 2013.

What We're Doing

To learn more about what it's like to be a student dentist at the UKCD, visit our channel on YouTube.