University Operating Status

Dental students

Rutgers School of
Dental Medicine

Rigorous Professional Preparation

As the only dental school in New Jersey, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, located in Newark and part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is in a unique position to train the next generation of dental professionals and provide postgraduate and continuing education for those already practicing dentistry. Known for its rigorous clinical program, the school treats patients who are among the most culturally diverse in the nation, with a wide range of case complexity.

#1
New Jersey’s only dental school
98%
First-time pass rates for the National Board Dental Examinations Part One

2018–2019 data; national average 87%

60,000+
Patient visits for predoctoral students

2018–2019 data

19%
Underrepresented minority students

Class of 2023

Advancing Excellence in Oral Health Care

Outstanding, future-focused academics, with an emphasis on digital dentistry, a deep commitment to community health and interprofessional care, and pioneering research are just some of the reasons students choose Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Discover your opportunities and gain the skills to succeed.

"What I love about Rutgers..."

“What I love about Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is how collaborative everyone is. Students really come together to help each other. On my interview day, the faculty asked me, ‘What can we do for you? How can we help you get the education you want?’ The administration has always been very good about making sure we’re supported the way we need to be.” 

Tiffany Yau

Tiffany Yau

Scholarship Spotlight: Visit to Overseas Orphanage Inspires Student

An annual family trip to an Armenian orphanage helped Mary Kiledjian decide to become a dentist.

Mary Kiledjian