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School of Dentistry 125th Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate 125 years of healing, teaching and serving at the Marquette University School of Dentistry.

Watch dental school alumni, eminent personalities, dental students, industry partners and others congratulate Marquette University School of Dentistry on completing 125 years of service to the dental community.

Learn more about the School of Dentistry 125 years of healing, teaching and serving statewide.


Have you ever thought about teaching on the Part-Time Faculty at Marquette University School of Dentistry?

Open House - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Marquette University School of Dentistry
(1801 W. Wisconsin Avenue)

Talk with Faculty and Students. See the difference part-time faculty make on a daily basis. Agenda to include:

› Tour the School of Dentistry
› Find out how to become a part-time faculty member
› Hear first-hand how rewarding teaching can be

  • More information to follow closer to the Open House.


COVID-19 alert

Marquette University School of Dentistry is committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We are carefully monitoring the developments related to the Coronavirus outbreak. At present, there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Marquette.

Nevertheless, COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus and the danger it can pose to vulnerable populations demands that we take precautions to protect all members of our Marquette community. After careful consideration we have decided to take the following steps:

Our patient clinics will be closed until further notice.

Our current patients with a dental emergency can call (414) 288-7388 for additional information. Effective Monday, March 30, 2020 the Emergency Clinic will be open only Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am until noon. After hours protocol will be in place during the time the clinic is closed.

There will NOT be walk-in emergency services available for the community until further notice.

We have a dedicated team working through these complex issues to identify the best courses of action in the coming days and weeks.

Read how the dental school impacts the state

Other news

Marquette University School of Dentistry hygienists provide free care to elementary students
Hygienists from the School of Dentistry visited Rocketship Southside Community Prep to provide free dental cleanings and check-ups to hundreds of elementary students. Principal Madeline Hawkins said for many families, access to dental care is not something readily available or affordable even with insurance. “We know that dental hygiene is incredibly important,” Hawkins added. “If a student comes to school with a sore tooth or something, that has a huge impact on their ability to learn.” Stories appeared in WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Spectrum News and Medical Health News, March 9-10, 2020.

Chante Parker, School of Dentistry student, was featured by WUWM for its “Black Women Firsts” series highlighting black women making history in their roles and industries in Wisconsin. Parker is the first black woman to be class president in the Dental School’s 125-year history. “It just showed the dynamic of how things have changed over time,” Parker said. “It showed me that my classmates, as well as the school saying that it prided itself on diversity and inclusion and integration of students . . . that this is actually happening here at Marquette. These things are actually possible and attainable for every student there.” Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Feb. 18, 2020

Marquette dental students might get rural scholarships
A proposal going through Wisconsin state legislature would incentivize graduates of Marquette University School of Dentistry — the only dental school in the state — to practice in rural areas immediately after graduation. The scholarships would save students money and combat Wisconsin’s dentist distribution problem. The federal government has designated more than half of Wisconsin’s counties as “Health Professional Shortage Areas.” Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, Jan. 27, 2020

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