Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

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    New Orleans, LA
    *Note: Cost calculation does not include living expenses, student loan interest, or loan origination fees. 
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    Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (LSUSD) is a public institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school was established in 1968 and accepts around 65 students annually. Nearly 75% of all hygienists and dentists practicing in the state of Louisiana are graduates of LSUSD. The school offers degree programs in dental hygiene, dental laboratory technology, and dental surgery. LSUSD also offers multiple residency programs including: endodontics, GPR, OMFS, orthodontics, pediatrics, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

    Tuition and Fees

    Total Resident Tuition and Fees with 5% annual increase: $152,549

    Total Non-Resident Tuition and Fees with 5% annual increase: $270,413[/vc_wp_text]


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    Following review of all application materials, competitive applicants will be invited for an interview. The interview is important to both the applicant and the Admissions Committee. It allows the applicant to see the school and talk with both students and faculty. It allows the committee to evaluate the applicant on interest, enthusiasm, and social awareness—qualities that are important for a dentist but that cannot be measured by standardized tests. Also, on the day of the interview, each applicant takes a chalk carving test as a second measure of manual dexterity.


    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 2015, we had nearly 10,000 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.