About the Kornberg School of Dentistry

As the second-oldest dental school in the U.S., the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry upholds a legacy of innovation in dental education, research efforts, community service and pioneering healthcare services.

Founded in 1863, Kornberg remains a pillar in the dental community. We have more than 7,000 alumni currently redefining the field of oral health around the world. In 2023, the school proudly celebrates its 160th Anniversary

Transforming Oral Healthcare in the 21st Century

Kornberg supports health and wellness through a range of diverse educational programs and comprehensive patient services. Our students become dedicated and ethical professionals who honor the traditional models of dental care while staying focused on discovering new ones. 

We train the experts who lead the field.

Our renowned faculty and staff provide students with a wealth of opportunities and resources, including smart classrooms, digital dentistry labs, clinics and a preclinical lab that emphasizes collaboration. Students pursue postbaccalaureate, predoctoral, continuing education and advanced education in general dentistry programs.

Our graduate programs comprise the following.

  • Dental public health sciences
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontology and oral implantology

Professional Practice and Humanistic Care

Our patient-centered approach to oral healthcare is characterized by compassion, collaboration and more than a century of experience. On average, our students perform close to 119,000 patient procedures and provide free or discounted dental programs to roughly 22,000 patients every year. We are driven to provide the highest level of care to our patients.

Diagnostic, preventive and treatment procedures are offered in more than 290 state-of-the-art dental operatories across multiple clinics in the Kornberg building and satellite locations. Among the vast services offered to Kornberg patients are

  • dental extractions and other oral surgery procedures,
  • endodontics (root canals),
  • pediatric dentistry,
  • periodontology (gum diseases),
  • preventive dentistry, 
  • oral pathology,
  • orthodontics (braces) and
  • urgent care.

We also address an array of general dentistry needs, including teeth cleanings, radiographs, tooth colorings and metallic fillings, crowns and bridges, dentures and implants. 

Excellence in Research

Kornberg remains focused on the promotion of health through comprehensive education and leading-edge research. In 2016, Temple was elevated to an R1 institution of “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and the work being done at Kornberg is emblematic of that excellence.