In 1867 Howard University was established as the largest private, primarily African-American school. The College of Dentistry was established in 1881. It is the fifth oldest dental school in the United States. The Center for Health Sciences of the University includes colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Allied Health Sciences. The 89-acre campus is 5 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
The program at HUCD combines education, research, and service to produce some of the finest dental professionals in the world. Over the years, the College of Dentistry has graduated thousands of dentists who have gone on to establish practices and serve their communities throughout the U.S. and various countries. The Howard University College of Dentistry has more than 100 faculty members to provide extensive dental education for its students, preparing them as leaders in the field of dentistry.
The College of Dentistry has a diverse student body, having trained more African American students than any dental school in the United States. Howard University also offers an Academic Reinforcement Program for disadvantaged students to prepare them for entrance to the University. Post-Doctoral Residency is offered in Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, General Practice Residency, and Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
The Howard University College of Dentistry is committed to helping the underserved, having established community programs for the homeless, HIV patients, and children. The College of Dentistry works with several minority AIDS organizations and community health centers and provides preventive and restorative services for school children. We are committed to providing leadership for the local and global community.