Students from all over Pennsylvania—across the country—and around the world—earn their degree as part of the Pitt Dental Medicine Family. Among the best dental schools in the country, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine seeks only the most qualified students for admission to its nationally recognized predoctoral and graduate academic programs.
The premiere program at the School is the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program. Providing students with a solid evidence-based education in dental medicine, graduates of the program are well prepared to be practicing clinicians or researchers. The four-year predoctoral program begins on students' first day at the White Coat Ceremony and leads to a Doctoral degree in Dental Medicine (DMD).
Advanced Dental Education and Residency Programs are available to students upon completion of their DMD. Students may take part in a Dental Public Health certificate program or specialty program for those interested in careers in academic dentistry while earning their DMD, including Academic Programs in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences.