The Dental Library serves the research needs of the faculty, staff, and students of all twelve academic departments of the Dental School. These departments include: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Community Oral Health, Endodontics, General Restorative Dentistry, Microbiology, Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Pharmacology, Orthodontics, Pathology, Pediatric Dentistry, and Periodontics. The Library supports the curriculum for the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, and also supports ten post-graduate programs in advanced dental education. Research support for clinical needs is provided, as well as support for the basic science research efforts of the faculty and their research associates.
The D.M.D. program enrolls approximately 100 students per class. As a four year program, about 400 students are enrolled during any given year. The post-doctoral programs enroll another 35 students per class. Most of the advanced programs are of two year's duration, so that there are approximately 70 post-doctoral students at any one time. A program for foreign students who are studying to obtain U.S. licensure enrolls about 35 students in each of two classes for a total of 70 additional students.