2023 Best Dentistry Schools
Finding the Best Dentistry School for You
Dentistry is the #16 most popular major in the country with 6,770 degrees and certificates awarded in 2020-2021.
When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for healthcare students. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.
To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Healthcare Degree Search has developed this Best Dentistry Schools ranking. This report analyzed 64 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best programs for healthcare students.
View our full ranking methodology.
2023 Best Dentistry Schools in the United States
The following schools top our list of the Best Dentistry Colleges.
Top 10 Best Dentistry Schools
Our analysis found Midwestern University - Glendale to be the best school for dentistry students who want to pursue a degree in the United States. Midwestern University - Glendale is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Glendale.
You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend A T Still University of Health Sciences. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Dentistry Schools list. Located in the remote town of Kirksville, A T Still University of Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.
The excellent programs at Midwestern University - Downers Grove helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best dentistry schools in the United States. Midwestern University - Downers Grove is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Downers Grove.
Out of the 64 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Western University of Health Sciences landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Pomona, Western University of Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.
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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Oregon Health & Science University. It ranked #5 on our 2023 Best Dentistry Schools list. OHSU is a small public school located in the large city of Portland.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine ranked #6 on this year’s Best Dentistry Schools list. Located in the small city of Erie, LECOM is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.
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With a ranking of #7, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston did quite well on this year’s best schools for dentistry students. UTHealth is a medium-sized public school located in the city of Houston.
University of Nebraska Medical Center did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for dentistry students. It came in at #8 on the list. UNMC is a small public school located in the city of Omaha.
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Marquette University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Dentistry Schools list. Located in the city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.
Creighton University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Dentistry Schools ranking. Creighton is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Omaha.
These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Dentistry Schools award.
|11||Texas A&M University - College Station||College Station, TX|
|12||Roseman University of Health Sciences||Henderson, NV|
Dentistry by Region
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Dentistry Related Rankings by Major
One of 30 majors within the healthcare area of study, dentistry has other similar majors worth exploring.
Most Popular Majors Related to Dentistry
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||89,359|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||84,492|
|Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants||84,274|
|Allied Health Professions||82,308|
Notes and References
*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.
- Read more about our ranking methodology.
- The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
- Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
- Credit for the banner image above goes to Michal Jarmoluk.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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