School of Dentistry


The University of Louisville School of Dentistry enjoys a rich heritage in dental education and a reputation for clinical excellence that reaches back to the 1800s. More than 100,000 patient visits occur each year at the Dental School.  Under the leadership of the School's Community Dental Health program, our faculty, staff and students provide millions of dollars of dental services to the underserved each year and participate in a myriad of initiatives to promote oral health.

2017 First Destination Results

A total of 27 (n=27) graduates of the School of Dentistry from the December 2016, May 2017, and August 2017 classes reported employment and continuing education information.

Class Breakdown

  • December 2016: 7% (n=2)
  • May 2017: 82% (n=22)
  • August 2017: 11% (n=3)

Degree Level

  • Bachelors: 22% (n=6)
  • Masters: 26% (n=7)
  • Doctorate: 52% (n=14)

Post-Graduation Status*

  • 59% of graduates are employed full-time
  • 26% of graduates are enrolling in/enrolled in graduate school or continuing education
  • 7% of graduates are serving in the US Armed or Uniformed Services
  • 4% of graduates are employed part-time
  • 4% of graduates are seeking employment

Full-time Employment Timeline

Of graduates who reported full-time employment:

  • 56% were employed upon graduation
  • 100% were employed within 3 months of graduation

Average Full-time Salaries

  • Bachelors degree recipients: $53,000
  • Masters degree recipients: $102,500
  • Doctorate degree recipients: $130,000

*Post-graduation status is only representative of those who completed the First Destination Survey, and may not be generalizable to all degree recipients.
The timeline for full-time employment varies by alumni; results from the First Destination Survey many not be generalizable to all degree recipients.
Average full-time salaries vary by degree, degree level, years of experience, job classification, and company/organization, and my not be generalizable to all degree recipients.