Dental Education

Prepare for a career in dentistry

Looking for a career where you can make a difference in someone’s smile? The need for dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dental laboratory technicians is expected to grow by almost 20 percent by 2026—much faster than the national average. Get started now on a promising career path with a degree from the IU School of Dentistry at IU Fort Wayne.

As a student at the IU School of Dentistry, you’ll have opportunities to take part in community-based research and get hands-on experience with modern digital equipment and simulation labs. The real-world experience you’ll get in our dental clinic will help you develop your skills while you help members of the Fort Wayne community.

When you graduate from the IU School of Dentistry at Fort Wayne, you’ll be prepared with an education that is interdisciplinary, digital, and personalized for 21st century oral health care.

MODELOF BEST PRACTICES FOR DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES

ONLYDENTAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM SERVING THE SURROUNDING STATES

SECONDDENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM IN INDIANA (EST. 1964)

Dental Assisting

IU Fort Wayne is committed to providing a quality education for a successful career in dental assisting. You can expect academic rigor, innovative approaches, and curriculum relevant to today's world.

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Dental Hygiene

The IU Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program prepares you for a career as a dental health professional who specializes in educational, preventive, and therapeutic oral healthcare.

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Dental Laboratory Technology

The IU Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology is the only dental technology program serving the surrounding states. In this program, you will learn the basic and advanced techniques of appliance fabrication in the areas of complete dentures, partial dentures, crowns and bridge, ceramics and orthodontics.

This program has a pre-dentistry track that fulfills all prerequisites for the IU School of Dentistry DDS program.

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Contact Allied Dental Education

Neff Hall Room 150
Phone: 260.481.6837
Email: fwdented@iu.edu