DMD Program

In 2020, U. S. News & World Report ranked "Dentist" as  #2 on its list of Best Jobs based on career satisfaction, job availability, pay, and other factors. 

We believe that a dental professional should be well-rounded and committed to serving the community in which they practice. Our dental students 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. Incoming DMD students interested in taking part in an intensive research experience in conjunction with their dental curriculum have the option of applying for the UK College of Dentistry Research Track program of study. Learn more about this option hereUKCD 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. 

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A holistic admissions process

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.

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Join UK and our dental 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 visitlex.com.

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