Deans of the highest ranked U.S. dental schools

The U.S. is home to some of the best dental schools in the world, and their leaders are helping pave the way for the next generation of dental professionals.

Sixteen U.S. dental schools were ranked among the best in the world by QS, a global higher education analytics company.

Here are the deans of the U.S. dental schools ranked among the best in the world and the school's rankings:

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: No. 5

Dental school dean: Laurie Kay McCauley, DDS, PhD

University of California San Francisco: No. 9

Dental school dean: Michael Reddy, DMD

Harvard University (Boston): No. 12

Dental school dean: William Giannobile, DDS

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: No. 19

Dental school dean: Janet Guthmiller, DDS, PhD

New York University (New York City): No. 20

Dental school dean: Charles Bertolami, DDS

University of California Los Angeles: No. 21

Dental school dean: Paul Krebsbach, DDS, PhD

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia): No. 22

Dental school dean: Mark Wolff, DDS, PhD

University of Washington (Seattle): No. 23

Dental school dean: n/a

Columbia University (New York City): No. 27

Dental school dean: Christian Stohler, DMD

Boston University: No. 29

Dental school dean (interim): Cataldo Leone, DMD

Ohio State University (Columbus): No. 37

Dental school dean: Carroll Trotman

University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Minneapolis): No. 39

Dental school dean: Keith Mays, DDS, PhD

Tufts University (Medford, Mass.): No. 44

Dental school dean: Nadeem Karimbux, DMD

University of Iowa (Iowa City): No. 44

Dental school dean: Clark Stanford, DDS, PhD

University at Buffalo (New York): No. 51

Dental school dean (interim): Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD

University of Southern California (Los Angeles): No. 51

Dental school dean: Avishai Sadan, DMD

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