Table 1

Mean total curriculum clock hours and basic science clock hours of instruction, 1999–2016

ADA SurveyMean Total Clock HoursTotal Hours RangeMean Basic Science Clock HoursBasic Science Hours RangeNumber of Schools
1999–200048603409–6352839544–216055
2001–0248893094–6435826544–216054
2003–0449243311–6259810501–204654
2006–0749082704–7212859478–178056
2008–0948883531–6954831452–145556
2010–1149613335–7451811446–145556
2014–1552963342–7503NANA65
2015–1653843242–7678NANA65
  • Note: Number of schools includes only those schools with enrollment in all classes.

  • NA=not available

  • Sources: American Dental Association. Survey of predoctoral dental education, volume 4: curriculum. Chicago: American Dental Association, 1996–2016.