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.
Faculty: 42 standing faculty
Staff: 277 (includes full time and part time)
Alumni: More than 10,500 alumni living and practicing in 50 different countries
- Predoctoral DMD program with dual-degree options in education, bioethics, bioengineering, public health, business administration, translational research, and law and honors degree programs in research, clinical dentistry, community health, medically complex patients/oral medicine, oral surgery, and radiological sciences.
- Postgraduate programs in the clinical specialties of endodontics, oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatrics, periodontics, periodontics/orthodontics, periodontal prosthesis , prosthodontics, a Master of Science in Oral Biology program; and a Doctor of Science in Dentistry.
- Program for Advanced Standing Students (PASS), which enables graduates of foreign dental schools to gain the training needed to practice in the United States.
- The School’s predoctoral and postgraduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
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.
10 academic departments including its own basic science faculty
- Provides a full range of general restorative and specialty care services in its teaching clinics — Brainerd F. Swain Orthodontic Clinic, Syngcuk Kim Endodontic Clinic, Robert I. Schattner Clinic (general restorative), Edward & Shirley Shils Clinic (general restorative), 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 175,810 procedures in FY17 in its clinical teaching facilities.
- Provided approximately $4.1 million in uncompensated or undercompensated care in FY17 in its teaching clinics.
- Serves University of Pennsylvania and Health System employees and the surrounding Philadelphia neighborhoods through the School’s Penn Dental Family Practice.
- 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
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030
Figures as of June 2017 unless otherwise noted.