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College of Dental Medicine Arizona

Based at MWU's Glendale Campus, the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona offers a four-year curriculum that includes academic coursework in the basic sciences, the behavioral sciences, and the clinical sciences; preclinical simulation studies; practical clinical dentistry; and community clinical rotations that follow the guidelines of the American Dental Association and the Commission on Dental Education.


The mission of the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona is to graduate well-qualified general dentists and to improve oral health through research, scholarly activity, and service to the public.

Vision & Goals

In pursuit of its mission, the CDMA is guided by this set of abiding and unchanging core values:

  • Maintaining a student-friendly environment
  • Encouraging broad and encompassing diversity
  • Advocating collegiality and teamwork
  • Integrating multidisciplinary coursework
  • Focusing on a general dentistry curriculum
  • Ensuring competence for general practice
  • Basing decisions on scientific evidence
  • Delivering ethical, patient-centered care
  • Engaging the university community
  • Serving the profession and the public
  • Promoting ethics and professionalism
  • Aspiring everyday to peak performance

Learn more about the dental medicine program in the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona.


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