Upon graduation from the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree is granted. The usual length of the course of study is four academic years. The curriculum consists of two years of primarily didactic and preclinical instruction with clinical introductory experiences followed by two years of primarily clinical experiences and rotations including applicable didactic material. Upon graduation with the D.M.D. degree, the graduate is eligible to take licensure examinations to enter dental practice in the United States or Canada or participate in residency training in advanced fields of dentistry.