Department of Dentistry

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The University of Toledo Department of Dentistry strives to improve the health in the communities and region we serve. We do this by educating excellent clinicians and scientists, by providing patient centered and high-quality care and by producing nationally recognized research. We are dedicated to providing the best possible experiences for our residents and patients, and providing mentoring for faculty development.


The Department of Dentistry has two fully American Dental Association accredited residency training programs, one in general dentistry and the other in pediatric dentistry. Twelve residents (six general dentistry residents and five pediatric residents) are appointed in the Department of Surgery and gain significant experience.  Dental residents will have many opportunities to develop their teaching skills because of the number of medical students on the dentistry clerkship.

Both programs are fully accredited by Commission on Dental Accreditation, CODA.


The pediatric residents are required to complete a Masters in Oral Biology. The MSBS projects are sometimes in collaboration with other Health Science Campus and Main Campus departments.


The Department has dental faculty from diverse backgrounds, giving our learners a broad perspective. Subspecialty training in oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and pediatric dentistry provide unique perspectives that enhance the educational and collaboration opportunities.

Clinical Care

The dental service prides itself on delivering excellent clinical care and service for our colleagues. With an ultra-modern 16-chair facility, there is an active clinical service. Additionally, the department provides services in the operating room for medically compromised pediatric and adult patients. 

 William J. Davis, D.D.S., M.S. photo

William J. Davis, D.D.S., M.S.
Professor and Department Chair

Last Updated: 6/27/22