Penn Dental

Penn Dental

Steven Minicola

As one of the oldest university-affiliated dental institutions in the country, the School of Dental Medicine has long been considered a leader in the education and training of clinicians, researchers, and academics who advance the field of dentistry.

With a variety of outreach programs, oral health care clinics, and an overarching commitment to serving its surrounding neighborhoods, Penn Dental has established itself as a community leader, as well.

In this month’s By The Numbers, the Current delves into the nuts and bolts of Penn Dental that keep smiles healthy in West Philadelphia and beyond.


Total number of University-affiliated subscribers and dependents covered by the Penn Dental Plan.


Number of children in the Philadelphia School District that dental students and faculty worked with during the 2012-2013 academic year through classroom education, dental screening programs, and aboard the PennSmiles mobile dental clinic.


Number of clinical procedures performed during FY13 within the Penn Dental Faculty Practices.


Number of clinical procedures for FY13 peformed within Penn Dental’s various teaching clinics.


Total miles traveled by the PennSmiles mobile dental clinic throughout its 10-year history.

$3.63 million

Amount of uncompensated or undercompensated care provided in Penn Dental’s teaching clinics in FY13.

Originally published on April 10, 2014