Top US Dental Schools


Choosing the right dental school can be a difficult decision for anyone looking to enter the field of dentistry. Dental school is no easy task so making sure you pick a school that is going to be the most beneficial is incredibly important. Fortunately, some of the world’s greatest Dental Schools are located within the United States. Choosing the right school can seem like a daunting task, so we put together a list of some great Dental Schools to consider.*

1. Tufts University

 For 150 years, Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine students, faculty, staff, researchers, and alumni have shaped the history of their school and the profession. Since 1868, their work has been guided by four primary commitments: to comprehensive dental education, dynamic and groundbreaking research, caring and devoted people, and service to our communities.

2. University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest dental schools on the east coast. They offer extensive research facilities and have a strong dedication to their students.

3. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan has been one of the top-ranked dental schools for many years. It was the second university in the world to offer a dental education program and has been a top choice among dental students for over 100 years.

4. University of Washington

The University of Washington is one of the best options for those looking for a school on the west coast. It has a variety of dental programs for students to choose from and has some incredible resources for students to use.

5. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Established in 1952, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been a leader in dental education for several years. They are also just raised over $50 million to invest in their dental program.

6. University of California, Los Angeles

 The University of California, Los Angeles is another great option for those looking for a school on the west coast. The recently revised their curriculum to encourage innovation and fit better to the 21st century.

7. University of California, San Francisco

The University of California, San Francisco has been since 1881. They offer a wide variety of programs in the dental field, and they are home to several leading translational research programs.

8. University of Florida

The University of Florida is the best option for those looking for a school in the southern United States. UF offers a well-rounded curriculum and has an incredibly high pass rate among its students.


9. University of Southern California

The University of Southern California is a perfect option for those looking for a good dental program and get a taste of life in California. They invest heavily in their students and have a strong emphasis on ethical behavior.

10. Marquette University

The Marquette University School of Dentistry is the dental school of Marquette University. It is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Formerly the Dental Department of the Milwaukee Medical College (MMC), the school opened on September 26, 1894. It is the only dental school in Wisconsin.

*This list is based solely on the opinion of the Michael Krochak Pre-Dental Scholarship Organization.


For more information on dental school, pre-dental studies, or financial assistance for attending these schools, visit us at The Michael Krochak Pre-Dental Scholarship. You can also learn more about our scholarship, and apply directly on our website by visiting our application page.