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.
Interim Dean: Dana T. Graves, DDS, DMSc
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
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
|Anatomy & Cell Biology||Oral Surgery & Pharmacology|
|Oral Medicine||Preventive and Restorative Sciences|
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030
Figures as of June 2017 unless otherwise noted.
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.)