School of Dentistry
When a dental student arrives at the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, they have accepted the challenge to:
- gather, question, collaborate
- partner and ponder with other scholars, across disciplines
- address the oral health needs of the surrounding community
- impact the world beyond Meharry's borders
We remain at the forefront in this quest for quality and meaningful healthcare delivery to all persons, regardless of race, creed, national origin, gender, and other circumstances of personal identity. By selecting a diverse body of students who individually demonstrate a commitment to service, possess cultural sensitivities, indicate the ability to successfully complete our rigorous curriculum, conduct research, and serve underserved populations in the Meharry tradition, the School of Dentistry plays a vital role in meeting the needs of the entire social spectrum.
Our graduates have received international recognition for their achievements, performance, and service, blazing trails with innovative ideas and compassionate hearts. Many having forged into a special focus on providing care for the underserved. Others serve in the military, private practice, and on the faculties of many of the United States dental schools. All carry with them Meharry's mission and legacy, acknowledging the blessings of the past and taking the progress of the present to make an expansive impact in the future.
They may arrive here ready to receive a quality dental education, but they will leave here ready to serve as dental professionals dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service with a promise to pursue global health equity for all.
Use the links in the upper left margin to learn more about the School of Dentistry's history, dental education program, and admission requirements.