Our Learning Experience



We offer students the education, clinical and research experiences, and emphasis on professional values that they need to begin professionally practicing dentistry upon graduation. The dental program curriculum provides an orderly progression of knowledge and skills, reflecting the interdependence of biological, behavioral and clinical sciences. At the same time, the curriculum is flexible, permitting variations in background, encouraging diverse interests and allowing for the development of each student’s potential.

The basic programs of the college focus on five interwoven areas: 1.) scientific development, 2.) diagnostic skills and treatment planning, 3.) clinical treatment and technical performance, 4.) practical administration, and 5.) personal, professional and community responsibility.

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Hands-On Learning 

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Fourth Year 
  • Students spend the majority of their time serving their patients. They also complete extramural rotations where they visit established dental practices for firsthand experience in running a private practice. Students complete two three-week rotations: one rotation in a rural private practice and one rotation in a public health clinic.
  • All students have opportunities to participate in community outreach programs.