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About LSUSD
 

 

Dean's Report, FY2011


About the LSUHSC School of Dentistry

In all likelihood, the LSUHSC School of Dentistry (LSUSD) has impacted your personal health care. Three out of every four dentists and dental hygienists practicing in Louisiana today are graduates of the school.

From a national perspective, LSUSD is unique among the more than 60 dental schools in the United States because it offers degrees in dentistry, dental hygiene and dental laboratory technology. By training students in all aspects of dentistry, LSUSD offers a level of training that has resulted in the school’s reputation for outstanding clinical education. From 1972 to 2012, the LSUHSC School of Dentistry graduated 5,088 dental health professionals by conferring degrees as follows:

           Doctor of Dental Surgery  The incoming freshman class is comprised of approximately 65 students. The grade-point average of the class is around 3.5 and majority of the students come from Louisiana.
Dental Hygienist  Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Each year 38 students are accepted, 32 for the program in New Orleans and six for the program in Lafayette.
Dental Laboratory Technology  This two-year program offers an Associate of Science and accepts 12 students.

In addition to these academic programs, LSUSD offers advanced training programs in the following areas:

  • Endodontics

  • General Dentistry Residency

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Orthodontics

  • Pediatric Dentistry

  • Periodontics

  • Prosthodontics

LSUSD is committed to educating dentists and dental hygienists throughout their careers. The school enjoys a national reputation for its continuing education program, which attracts dentists from throughout the United States. Courses are offered at locations throughout Louisiana, including Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles.

Providing service to our community through patient care and outreach programs is also a vital part of our mission. In fiscal year 2012, we had 9,648 active patients with over 90,000 patient visits. We care for the poor, the elderly and the young. We also provide valuable outreach programs to educate children and adults about the importance of proper oral health.

Our students and faculty are affiliated with numerous health related institutions across the state. Institutional affiliations include:

  • Children's Hospital, New Orleans
  • Interim LSU Hospital, New Orleans
  • HOP Dental Clinic, New Orleans
  • Chabert Medical Center, Houma
  • Pinecrest Services and Supposrts Center, Pineville
  • Veteran's Affairs Hospital, New Orleans
  • Greater New Orleans Support and Services Center, New Orleans
  • Lafayette Community Dental Clinic, Lafayette
  • Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
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