Diverse Patient Population
Located in North Philadelphia, an area with economically, racially and ethnically diverse population linked with public transportation that can easily be accessed by over 200,000 residents of the city of Philadelphia, the Kornberg School of Dentistry offers you unparalleled access to a patient population that has dental needs with wide range of oral health conditions. Patients seen at Kornberg Clinics generally have a high need for dental care and limited access, resulting in unmatched opportunities for students to provide care.
On average, students see about 28,000 patients and provide around 130,000 procedures in the 2 years of their predoctoral clinical education. And because there is no shortage of patients, you’ll be able to develop long-term relationships with those you treat throughout your four years in the program. Learn more about clinical experiences.
Philadelphia is one of the country’s most prominent hubs for health professionals. As a result, you will have opportunities to learn from a diverse population of the city that is rich in history.
In the classroom and clinics, you will experience an environment that is focused on education and patient-centered care. You will learn about practice management and new digital technologies from expert faculty practitioners who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and shaping the next generation of dentists.
Beyond the classroom, there is a wealth of alumni-run private practices in the region that often invite students to see first-hand how private practices operate. These observational opportunities build on the innovative Practice Management in Action course, which teaches you about the business side of dentistry, while connecting current students with practicing alumni.
Commitment to Innovation
Kornberg and Temple are committed to making continual investments in state-of-the-art technologies and dental equipment, so students are trained in and knowledgeable about the latest advances in the field. You will also be prepared to professionally adapt to the near constant changes in technology that will impact your practice in the future.
Students may work with faculty mentors on original research or other scholarly activities. The school has new laboratories engaged in novel research on smart biomaterials, dentin and pulp regeneration, oral microbiome, issue engineering and genetics, and public health or behavioral sciences. You will learn to conduct critical analysis of scientific evidence in order to support clinical care. Learn more about research opportunities.
International Dentists DMD program
Experienced dentists who have graduated from international dental schools might be interested in the International Dentists DMD.