The QS World University Rankings by Subject includes a ranking showcasing just over 50 of the world’s top dentistry schools, based on a methodology which assesses academic reputation and other factors.
Read on for an overview of the world’s top dental schools, or click here for the full interactive ranking table.
Top 10 Dental Schools in the World
Based on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017
Name of Institution
Top dental schools in the US & Canada
The US boasts 14 representatives in the dental school ranking, including six institutions in the top 15. Outside the two in the top 10 above, these are: New York University (NYU) (11th), the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (12th) and the University of Washington (14th), while the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Pennsylvania both improve their positions to share 15th place for dentistry this year.
Top dental schools in Europe
Of the 19 top dental schools in Europe, six are in the UK. As well as two in the top 10, other UK institutions featured include the University of Birmingham (19th) and the University of Manchester (24th).
Also with two dental schools in the global top 10 is Sweden, which has another entrant in the top 50: Malmo University (ranked 35th). Staying in the Nordic region, Denmark has two entrants, including Aarhus University (17th), while Norway and Finland have one representative each.
The Netherlands has two top dental schools, including Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) in the top 10 (a new entrant this year) as well as Radboud University Nijmegen at joint 41st.
The other European nations featured in the global top 50 for dentistry are Belgium and Spain, with Belgium’s KU Leuven boasting a top 10 position.
Top dental schools in Latin America
While Latin America features less prominently in the dental school ranking, Brazil is an important exception, hosting three top universities for dentistry – the Universidade de São Paulo in 18th, followed by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) (27th) and Universidade Estadual Paulista “Julio de Mesquita Filho” (=33rd).
Top dental schools in Asia
Hong Kong’s sole entrant, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), continues to rank first in the world for dentistry, and is joined in the top 10 by Japan’s Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), which climbed from sixth to third this year. Japan’s other entrant, Osaka University, also improved its position this year, climbing 12 places to rank 26th in the world for dentistry.
Meanwhile China has three entrants in the dental school ranking, led by Peking University at 13th place. South Korea has two, including Seoul National University (SNU) at 25th, and Taiwan has one: National Taiwan University (NTU) (=50th).
Top dental schools in Australia & New Zealand
Neighboring New Zealand is home to one top dental school ranked among the world’s best - the University of Otago, ranked joint 29th.
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