University of Utah School of Dentistry
The University of Utah School of Dentistry will grant its first DDS degree in 2017. It is part of the University of Utah’s Health Sciences, which includes University of Utah Health Care, the School of Medicine, and the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health. As part of the Health Sciences, the School of Dentistry is a member of the Mountain West’s only academic medical center, University of Utah Health Care, serving people in six states—Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and portions of Nevada and Colorado—nearly 10 percent of the continental United States.
The new home of the School of Dentistry, The Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building, is slated for completion in early 2015. Classes are currently held in the Health Sciences Education Building, an award-winning facility in the heart of the education corridor of the Health Sciences. Opportunities for cross-professional education and collaboration in this rich environment are unlimited. The University of Utah ranks first in the country in spinoff companies resulting from university research and innovations, while University of Utah Health Care has been ranked among the top 10 academic medical centers in the country.