More About the Program

Offering education and training in the practice of clinical general dentistry, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree program joins Midwestern University's Downers Grove Campus. This program in dental education has been granted the accreditation status of "initial accreditation" by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

The College of Dental Medicine - Illinois offers a four-year curriculum that includes academic coursework in basic sciences, behavioral sciences, and clinical sciences; preclinical simulation; clinical dentistry; and community clinical rotations.

Upon graduation with the D.M.D. degree, the graduate is eligible to apply for licensing examinations in the USA and Canada. Graduates are also eligible for postdoctoral residency training in all fields of dentistry.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects opportunities for dentists to grow nine percent through 2016, about as fast as average for all occupations. 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 the education of health providers.

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