The College of Dental Medicine-Arizona offers you the opportunity to build a successful career as a dentist. Our student-friendly environment stresses teamwork and diversity with an emphasis on hands-on, experiential education. Third- and fourth-year CDMA students work with skilled and experienced faculty to provide actual patient care at the Midwestern University Dental Institute. At the conclusion of our four-year program, you will be well-prepared to build your career as a member of tomorrow's healthcare team.
Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
4 years, full-time
*The following information was obtained from an internal survey.
To be competitive, an applicant should have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and must possess both a science (biology, chemistry and physics - BCP) and a total GPA of 3.00 or more (although 3.20 will be generally competitively necessary) on a 4.00 scale. A minimum science and overall GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required to receive a supplemental application from the College.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applicants are required to submit their application to AADSAS by January 1st. Students may access the online application via the Midwestern University website or through the AADSAS website. Students are advised to complete their application files as early as possible to ensure timely consideration.
The College of Dental Medicine – Arizona graduated its inaugural class of 110 students in May 2012. The Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program is based on concepts of a humanistic culture of mutual respect, a focus on general dentistry, and preparation for licensure and practice of general dentistry upon graduation. Its contemporary curriculum features integrated, systems-based basic sciences; integrated, simulation-based preclinical oral health sciences; and integrated, patient-based clinical dentistry sciences. Learning is case-based and grounded in scientific evidence. The core curriculum is supplemented with course sequences in ethics and professionalism, practice management, advanced clinical dentistry, and community service.
In pursuit of its mission, the CDMA is guided by this set of abiding and unchanging core values:
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.
The Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). In 2012 the college was granted the accreditation status of "Approval without reporting requirements." An accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation.
CODA, which operates under the auspices of the American Dental Association (ADA), is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting body for dental education programs at the post-secondary level in the United States.
For further information, please contact the American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; 800/621-8099. The web address is: http://www.ada.org/117.aspx.
Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission/A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413
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