Penn Dental Medicine

About Us

Quick Facts

Penn Dental Medicine is a private, ivy-league institution with a history deeply rooted in forging precedents in dental education, research, and patient care. Since its founding, dentistry has been taught in a scientific environment as a specialty of medicine and under the multidisciplinary umbrella of the University of Pennsylvania.

Founded: 1878

Dean: Morton Amsterdam Dean Denis F. Kinane, BDS, PhD

Enrollment:

Faculty: 404 (includes standing, associated, and academic support staff)

Staff: 270 (includes full time and part time)

Alumni: Just over 10,500 alumni living and practicing in 44 different countries

Academic Programs:

Research:
Among Penn Dental Medicine’s leading research programs are investigators studying basic and clinical science topics within periodontal disease, oral mucosal diseases and bone disorders, oral facial pain, advanced dental materials and devices, and oral and systemic health.
Total Reseach Funds Awarded FY13 — $13.36M
Total faculty research journal publications FY13 — 222

Academic Departments:
10 academic departments including its own basic science faculty

Anatomy & Cell Biology Oral Surgery & Pharmacology
Biochemistry Orthodontics
Endodontics Pathology
Microbiology Periodontics
Oral Medicine Preventive and Restorative Sciences

Clinical Services:

  • Provides a full range of general restorative and specialty care services in its 10 teaching clinics — Brainerd F. Swain Orthodontic Clinic, Syngcuk Kim Endodontic Clinic, General Restorative (Main Clinic, Myers Clinic, and Paletz Clinic), Oral Medicine Clinic, Oral Surgery Clinic, Pediatric Clinic, D. Walter Cohen and Morton Amsterdam Periodontal Clinic, and William W.M. Cheung Advanced Dental Care Clinic.
  • Performed approximately 157,200 procedures in FY13 in its clinical teaching facilities.
  • Provided approximately $3.6 million in uncompensated or undercompensated care in FY13 in its teaching clinics.
  • Serves University of Pennsylvania and Health System employees and the surrounding Philadelphia neighborhoods through the School’s Penn Dental Faculty Practices.

Campus Buildings:

  • Robert Schattner Center (120,011 sq. ft.) – dedicated 2002
  • Leon Levy Center for Oral Health Research (71,392 sq. ft.) – dedicated 1969
  • Thomas W. Evans Building (93,508 sq. ft.) – dedicated 1915

Address:
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030

Figures as of June 2013 unless otherwise noted.

Quick Facts

An aerial photograph of Penn Dental Medicine – the School’s three main buildings include 1) The Robert Schattner Center, 2) The Thomas W. Evans Building, and 3) The Leon Levy Center for Oral Health Research.
(Photo by: Hal Rosenthaler, D.M.D.)

Penn
The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030