General Dental Sciences

The Department of General Dental Sciences is one of four departments within the School of Dentistry and the one with the largest responsibility for training candidates for a Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree.  With a stated purpose of providing a contemporary, clinically focused dental education, we strive to fully prepare future practitioners in the art and science of dentistry.

The three pre-doctoral programs within the department encompass the broad disciplines of Oral Medicine & Diagnosis, General Dentistry, and Prosthodontics & Dental Biomaterials. These programs are responsible for a major portion of the basic, clinical, and applied science instruction within the School of Dentistry’s curriculum and play a significant role in the preparation of our students for clinical practice.  Educational activities in these programs relate to oral diagnosis, evidence-based decision-making, treatment planning, applied biomaterials, restorative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, dental implants, and digital dentistry, among others.

Our close-knit family of full-time and adjunct faculty members interacts with students beginning on the first day of their dental school experience in a variety of didactic, simulation laboratory, and clinical settings.  Due to this student-centered approach, our clinician/educators are able to quickly gain the insight necessary to transform our students into competent, safe, independent practitioners.

Associated Programs

Predoctoral Program of General Dentistry
Predoctoral Program of Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology
Predoctoral Program of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials


The curriculum of the School of Dentistry is designed to be responsive to the needs of contemporary dental practitioners. This is exemplified in the School of Dentistry’s Comprehensive Patient Care Program. (Read more)


General Dentistry

Comprehensive Patient Management Group (CPMG) Leaders

Adjunct Faculty

Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology

Prosthodontics and Biomaterials


Department of General Dental Sciences
1801 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 
(414) 288-0761

Director, Program in General Dentistry
A. Patrick Longo, D.D.S.

Director, Program of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials
Ayman A. Ahmed, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., FACP