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Dental Medicine in Glendale

Offering education and training in the practice of clincal general dentistry, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree program joins Midwestern University's interdisciplinary healthcare programs. This program in dental education is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has been granted the accreditation status of "Approval without Reporting Requirement."

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.

Upon completion of the program, student doctors will be eligible for licensing in the State of Arizona and the Southwestern United States through the Western Region Board Examination, and throughout the country upon passing other regional board examinations.

Current nationwide statistics indicate a future shortage of dentists: for every three dentists who retire, only two dentists enter the profession. Advances in dental care, a rising interest in cosmetic dentistry, and the ever-growing understanding of the relationship between oral and systemic health are all contributing to the increased demand. At Midwestern University, you can pursue your dental career at an institution that is a recognized leader in medical education.

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Program News

Midwesern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona Receives Accreditation  AZ

Midwestern University is pleased to announce that the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona has received formal notification from the Commission on Dental Accreditation that the College has received accreditation through 2019.   More ››

Midwestern Earns Spot on National Honor Roll for Commitment to Community Service  AZ IL

As a testament to Midwestern University’s commitment to community service, the University once again earned a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  More ››

Midwestern University’s Inaugural Dental Class Leaves Legacy of Service  AZ

The trip from Suzanne Saunders’ home in Prescott to Midwestern University’s Glendale Campus takes two hours. But for Suzanne, the hours spent in the car are worth the inconvenience because of what lies at the end of her trip.  More ››

VIDEO: Get to Know the Midwestern University Dental Institute  AZ

Get a closer look at the state-of-the-art Midwestern University Dental Institute, located at 19369 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale, with our new Public Service Announcement video!  More ››

Midwestern University Dental Institute Adds Pediatric Dentistry Services  AZ

The Midwestern University Dental Institute, located at 19389 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale, has established new Pediatric Dentistry services and education with the appointment of Kimberly K. Patterson, D.D.S., M.S., to the Dental Institute faculty.  More ››

Glendale Alumni Reunion Dinner Planned  AZ

Save the date for the Class of 2001 reunion! Almost 300 students, including the inaugural class of the College of Pharmacy - Glendale, graduated from various programs in 2001 and they are invited to celebrate their ten year anniversary with a campus wide reunion dinner on March 12, 2011.  More ››

Donate Your Athletic Equipment  AZ

Please join the Pediatrics Club on the Glendale Campus in collecting athletic equipment  More ››