SSUHSI - Doctor of Dental Surgery Program

UNMC College of Dentistry 

The College of Dentistry is known for its extraordinary education, scientific discovery and clinical care — resulting in improved oral health for people of all ages.

Under the direction of our exceptional faculty, students pursue a rigorous course of study at our nationally ranked College. Clinics within the College accept patients of all ages.

Now in its second century, the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry has a proud history of providing exceptional dental education and service to the community of Lincoln, the state of Nebraska, and the Great Plains region. The College offers training in the D.D.S. program, a B.S. degree in dental hygiene, and postgraduate training in the dental specialties of endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics, as well as a general practice residency. Our D.D.S. classes typically have 45 students and dental hygiene classes 24 students (20 in Lincoln and 4 in Scottsbluff-Gering). The relatively small class size fosters close interaction among our students and between students and faculty. More than 60 dedicated full-time faculty are involved in our educational and research programs. The UNMC College of Dentistry provides a strong clinical education based on sound scientific research.

Because the College is located on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and is affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, we enjoy the benefits of both campuses and are involved in both communities. Whether you are a prospective student, a patient, a dental or dental hygiene practitioner, or you are just interested in the College, we invite you to explore our Web site.

COD Rises in NIH Rankings

The UNMC College of Dentistry was ranked 26th in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for federal fiscal year (FY) 2012 (which ended September 30, 2012), the most recent rankings available.

The College’s NIH ranking represents an improvement over FY 2011 when the COD was ranking 30th. The COD now has been ranked in the top 30 in NIH support to U.S. dental schools for twelve consecutive years, after having been ranked in the top 30 only once previously (FY 1979). In addition, the COD was ranked 17th in NIH funding per faculty FTE, the tenth consecutive year that the COD has been ranked in the top 20 in NIH support per FTE.

Learn more about the services of the College of Dentistry on Moms Everyday, a Web site with features to educate parents and support good oral health for all family members.


Dr. M. W. Vogt, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Director of Admissions, Email

Or you may email Ms. Mary Cavell at the APRDP office.

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