Facts, Figures and Purpose

School of Dentistry Facts and Figures 2018Our Facts and Figures 2018 provides a snapshot of significant Marquette University School of Dentistry information — information that shows our impact. What’s behind this data and what drives it is and has always been our mission. As part of the university, we look beyond boundaries to embrace new and collaborative methods of teaching, learning, research and service, all while promoting the well-being of humankind. Marquette dentists embody the Jesuit mission, providing care to the underrepresented and underserved. In the Milwaukee area alone, we provide  an estimated $15.5 million annually in oral health care with 43 percent of our patients living below the federal poverty level. But our commitment to caring for others extends statewide as well, and each year our students visit patients in rural and underserved areas throughout Wisconsin. Our Facts & Figures 2018 details our service on the back page.

We must also prepare our students to become practitioners who will advance the profession. With an increased focus on research and real-world applications, a Marquette dentist carries forth our mission of excellence, faith, service and leadership.

Dean William K. Lobb
D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.

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Graduates,  what's next?

Serving our country:

  • Navy — 2
  • Air Force — 1
  • Army — 1

Working in public service:

  • Fellowship — 2
  • Community Health Centers (FQHC) — 2

In graduate programs:

  • Periodontics — 3
  • Pediatric Dentistry — 1
  • Oral Surgery Internships — 1
  • Oral Surgery — 2
  • Endo — 2

Postgrad:

  • General Practice Residency — 11
    67% of the Wis. residents at admission remained in state to practice.

Getting in — Admissions

  • 2,353 applications from 48 states + 6 Foreign Countries
  • 100 students enrolled (45 men — 55 women)

 Where our students come from:

Which states our dental students are from

Visuals listed (from west to east):

  • California — 4
  • Hawaii — 1
  • Utah — 1
  • Texas — 1
  • North Dakota — 2
  • Minnesota — 2
  • Iowa — 1
  • Missouri — 1
  • Louisiana — 1
  • Wisconsin — 50
  • Illinois — 15
  • Michigan — 3
  • Indiana — 1
  • Georgia — 3
  • Florida — 5
  • New York — 1
  • Pennsylvania — 1
  • Virginia — 1

Out of country:

  • Canada — 1
  • France — 1

Investing in our future — Philanthropy

New Commitments (FY18):

  • 995 gifts
  • 700 donors

Top 5 States for Contributions* (not including Wis.)

  • Colorado — $1,469,233 
  • California — $1,229,817 
  • Florida — $655,515 
  • Washington — $444,739
  • Michigan — $369,534 

Top 5 States Alumni Located*

  • Wisconsin 2,678
  • California 350
  • Florida 323
  • Illinois 291
  • Arizona 181

Bottom 5 States Alumni Located*

  • Mississippi 5
  • Vermont 4
  • West Virginia 3
  • U.S. Virgin Islands 3
  • Delaware 3

*Since we have been keeping records

Advancing the Profession — Research

  • 7 different PI’S at Marquette School of Dentistry submitted research proposals
    (sources include Federal, State, Foundational as well as Corporate Partners)
  • 1 invention disclosure
  • 3  international patent applications
  • 54 total number of publications and book chapters  published year to date
  • 44 number of research  abstracts presented at IADR / AADR
  • $3,798,881 total research and instructional/training grants/awards
    (12 out of 15 applications)

Marquette School of Dentistry clinics serving Wisconsin

Marquette-operated Milwaukee Clinics

  • 17,778 — Patients served
  • 97,009 — Patient visits
  • $15,607,750 — Value of dental services provided

7 clinical sites in Wisconsin:

7 dental clinics in Wisconsin

1 – Chippewa Valley Technical College
2 – Lac du Flambeau Dental Clinic (Patient data not reported.)
3 – Ministry Dental Center
4 – Tri-County Community Dental Clinic
5 – Community Dental Clinic — North
6 – Community Dental Clinic — South
7 – School of Dentistry Clinic

Rural Outreach*

  • 8,960 — Patients served, unduplicated
  • 11,551 — Total Patient visits
    (*Numbers do not include Lac du Flambeau clinic)

Education. Community. Service.

Our students and faculty participate in numerous service projects to help educate and provide oral health care in communities throughout Wisconsin.

Here is just a sample of the areas in which they donate their time:

  • Children’s dental sealants
  • Health literacy and senior care
  • Screenings and care for children through Head Start  and Give Kids a Smile
  • Sensitization preparedness for children with autism 
  • Providing oral health education at  health fairs organized by community organizations, schools and churches 
  • Providing treatment for developmentally  and physically challenged adults
  • Treatment for the homeless population 
  • Screenings for Special Olympics athletes