About Us

The School of Dentistry BuildingThe 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 50,000 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.

Find out more: ULSD at a Glance (PDF)

Innovation in Clinical Education

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry is a leader in computer-assisted education in both classrooms and clinics. Students can practice clinical skills on computerized, lifelike patient mannequins in the Simulation Clinic. The dental clinics and classrooms were completely renovated in 2012.  The design provides flexibility and improved patient flow to further enhance students’ clinical education.


The University of Louisville School of Dentistry is a leader in oral and craniofacial research with world class faculty members recognized for their contribution to advancing the disciplines that complement the profession.  The research programs embrace the etiology and basis for birth defects through the interdisciplinary Birth Defects Center; immunology and infectious diseases; biomaterials development and translation in conjunction with the University's Speed School of Engineering; and the relationships between oral and systemic diseases.