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About LSUSD


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where are you located?

1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
Click here for directions

2.What degrees or certificates do you offer?

  • Doctor of dental surgery
  • Dental hygiene, bachelor of science degree
  • Dental laboratory technology, associate of science degree

    Advanced Education certificates in:

  • General Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers a certificate and a doctor of medicine degree.

3. How many applicants do you accept each year?

For doctorate of dental surgery:
56 Louisiana residents
4 Arkansas residents
5 Out-of-state residents (other than Arkansas)

For bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene:
30 Louisiana residents in the New Orleans program
6 Louisiana residents in the Lafayette program

For associate degree in dental laboratory technology:
12 students annually (no residency requirements)

For residency programs:
No in-state residency requirements: number accepted varies according to individual programs. Call 504-941-8113 or email dbradf@lsuhsc.edu for more information.

4. What is the school population?

Dental school enrollment (total): 384

Graduating dental class size: 60-65

Faculty size:  90 full-time and 104 part-time faculty members

5. Is the Dental School accredited by the American Dental Association?

Yes. All programs of the dental school are fully accredited by the American Dental Association. Our last accreditation was in 2009.

6. Who is considered a Louisiana resident?

Someone who has resided in Louisiana for at least one year.

7. What are your admission requirements?

For dentistry, click here.
For dental hygiene, click here.
For dental laboratory technology, click here.
For residency programs, click here.

8. Whom do I contact to become a patient of the dental school?

Student Clinic: 504-619-8770
Pediatric Clinic: 504-941-8201 (ages 0-6) or 504-941-8196 (ages 7-13)
Orthodontic Clinic: 504-619-8572
Faculty Dental Practice: 504-619-8721
Oral Surgery Faculty Practice: 504-941-8216
Endodontics: 504-941-8402 (referral by a dentist required)

9. Is dental care provided free-of-charge?

No, dental care is NOT provided free-of-charge. If a student or resident provides the care, the fee is typically 50% of what a dentist in private practice might charge. In the faculty dental practice clinic, fees are comparable to a private dental practice as care is provided by LSUSD faculty. If you have dental insurance, you will be provided receipts that you can file with your insurer for reimbursement, which will vary according to your policy. The school does accept Medicaid.

10. Does LSUSD have clinics in other parts of Louisiana?

Yes, the school has two satellite clinics, in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Students and residents provide care in various locations statewide.

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