College of Dentistry


  • The Dunn Dental building, named after Gov. Winfield Dunn, DDS, a UT graduate and former governor of Tennessee.

    The Dunn Dental building, named after Gov. Winfield Dunn, DDS, a UT graduate and former governor of Tennessee.

  • A first year dental student uses a Dent Sim unit to practice the preparation and restoration of teeth.

    A first year dental student uses a Dent Sim unit to practice the preparation and restoration of teeth.

  • College of Dentistry students serve the oral health needs of people throughout the state, including this extramural clinic in Bristol, TN.

    College of Dentistry students serve the oral health needs of people throughout the state, including this extramural clinic in Bristol, TN.

  • First year dental students at the UT College of Dentistry learn dental procedures on the computerized Dental Simulation units in the College's DentSim lab.

    First year dental students at the UT College of Dentistry learn dental procedures on the computerized Dental Simulation units in the College's DentSim lab.

  • Dr. David Clement; John Voskuil of Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties; UTHSC EVC Ken Brown and Dr. Adam Lloyd open new Endodontics Graduate Clinic

    Dr. David Clement; John Voskuil of Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties; UTHSC EVC Ken Brown and Dr. Adam Lloyd open new Endodontics Graduate Clinic

  • Dr. Jacob Shiloah and a College of Dentistry Student Doctor discuss a patient's dental treatment while viewing the electronic health record

    Dr. Jacob Shiloah and a College of Dentistry Student Doctor discuss a patient's dental treatment while viewing the electronic health record

The UTHSC College of Dentistry was founded in 1878 making it the oldest dental college in the South, and the third oldest public college of dentistry in the United States. The College is located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, in the Winfield C. Dunn Building at 875 Union Avenue.

The College maintains a 4-year dental program totaling approximately 320 students. In addition, students in Postgraduate dental programs and Dental Hygiene are included.

The College is dedicated to provide professional, graduate, and postgraduate education; conduct dental research; and deliver state-of-the-art patient care and public service.

Our Mission

To improve human oral health through education, research, clinical care, and public service.

Accordingly, the goals of the College of Dentistry are:

  1. Graduate outstanding oral health care professionals
  2. Provide high quality oral health care
  3. Promote a robust research program
  4. Strengthen and expand community outreach
  5. Ensure a stable infrastructure and support system

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Patient/Clinic Inquiries:
901-448-6468

College of Dentistry

875 Union Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-6200
Fax: 901-448-1625