Graduates from advanced dental education programs in 2021 by program

Oral medicine had just nine program graduates in 2021 while general practice residency had 1,176, according to the American Dental Association's "Dental Education Program Enrollment and Graduates Report: 2021-22."

Data for the report was collected using a fall 2021 survey conducted by the ADA Health Policy Institute. The survey was sent to all 68 accredited dental school programs in the U.S. All Commission on Dental Accreditation-accredited dental education programs are required to complete the surveys annually to maintain CODA accreditation.

Number of graduates from accredited dental education programs in 2021, per program type:

Advanced education in general dentistry: 790

Dental anesthesia: 21

Dental public health: 31

Endodontics: 215

General practice residency: 1,176

Oral and maxillofacial pathology: 22

Oral and maxillofacial radiology: 20

Oral and maxillofacial surgery: 249

Oral medicine: 9

Orofacial pain: 22

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics: 386

Pediatric dentistry: 479

Periodontics: 185

Prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics: 169

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