Education & Training

Paving the Way Towards Success

Dentistry is an exciting and dynamic profession with many opportunities for professional development and personal satisfaction. The UCLA School of Dentistry’s world-class reputation begins with our excellent educational programs and internationally recognized faculty. Over the past several decades, the School’s academic offerings have evolved and grown. Our teaching approach is not simply that we are training future dentists, but we are preparing exceptional students to become leaders in the oral health field. Many of our DDS graduates go on to postgraduate training, and some pursue an M.S. or Ph.D. in Oral Biology.

If you are an undergraduate student planning to apply to our 4-year Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program, a foreign-trained dentist looking to apply to our Professional Program for International Dentists (2-Year Program) or if you are already a dentist looking to pursue training through our advanced education or continuing dental education courses, we can provide you with the skills and training necessary to push yourself to the next level. Whatever your goals may be, the education you receive at the UCLA School of Dentistry will give you an advantage for the duration of your career. We welcome you to explore our many educational opportunities and we look forward to receiving your application.

Class of '17 DDS Student at the White Coat Ceremony       Dr. Earl Freymiller pointing out an X-ray to a resident   

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 DDS student explaining a poster at Research Day 2013    Continuing Dental Education course

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