Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where are you located?

1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
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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
15 Out-of-state residents (other than Arkansas)

For bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene:
32 Louisiana residents in the New Orleans program
6 Louisiana residents in the LSU-Alexandria 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 for more information.

4. What is the school population?

  • Dental school enrollment (total): 415
  • Graduating dental class size: 80
  • 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 2016. Our next one will be in 2024.

6. Who is considered a Louisiana resident?

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7. What are your admission requirements?

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 for GPR and Alexandria (dental hygiene). Students and residents provide care in various locations statewide.

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