Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

*Effective June 1, 2013, the College of Dentistry will be unable to accept applications for the DMD program from out-of-state candidates. UIC will only accept and process applications from in-state candidates. The combined PhD/DMD program will continue to accept both in-state and out-of-state candidates. To be considered for the PhD/DMD program, all candidates must contact Carolyn Feller by September 1. Specialty program/PhD combined program candidates should refer to the bar on the left side of this page.

Program Description

The UIC College of Dentistry offers an innovative pre-doctoral degree program, the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). The program is designed to graduate oral health professionals with strong competencies in health promotion and disease prevention, diagnosis, evidence-based practice, communication, collaboration, and community engagement.

Case-Based Curriculum The DMD features small group learning that is interdisciplinary in nature and prompted through the use of clinical case studies developed by a team of COD faculty. These case scenarios place all learning in the context of a patient problem/concern and emphasize the relationship between systemic and oral diseases, health and prevention, family and community context, disease diagnosis and evidence based practice.

Small Group learning A central feature of the DMD curriculum is small group discussions. In addition to acquiring content knowledge, the goals of SGL are:

  • to develop students’ capacity to find and apply information relevant to clinical cases,
  • to foster critical thinking and higher-order reasoning skills,
  • to promote accurate self-assessment and a sense of responsibility for one’s own learning, and
  • to build effective communication skills and, collaboration skills.

To advance these goals, small group discussions must be skillfully facilitated to ensure that discussions remain on target. Our trained facilitators ensure that specified learning objectives are achieved and that the group dynamics are healthy and productive for all members of the group.

We invite you to browse the DMD course list to become familiar with the curriculum we teach.

Tuition & Fees

Please see UIC's Tuition & Fees page for the most current rates. Please note that annual increases in tuition should be expected. Information about how to fund your education can be found at the UIC Office of Financial Aid

Contact Us

Questions regarding the DMD program can be directed to either one of our Directors of Admissions:

Director of Admissions
Phone: 312-996-2873


Director of Admissions
Phone: 312-355-0320

We request that you please carefully review all of the information on this website. Should you still have questions, please reach out to one of our Admissions officers who will be able to further assist you.

Please note that application updates will be posted on the AADSAS portal on a weekly basis every Friday. As a result of the high volume of applications, we cannot give provide or e-mail updates. Additionally, please be aware that due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), we are only able to provide status updates to applicants.

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Tours for Prospective DMD Students

Interested in taking a tour of the UIC College of Dentistry? The Office of Student and Diversity Affairs will conduct tours for interested prospective students on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
  • Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 (CANCELLED) please refer to the Open House Nov 20th
  • Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
  • Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Tours begin at 12:30 sharp and last about an hour. There will be a group question & answer session from 1:30 to 2 with an admissions counselor. Due to limited space, walking tours of the college are for college-level students only. Please be aware that this tour is not appropriate for high school age students or children. If you require special accommodations, please contact Ms. Carolyn Feller at

Reservations are required and you must register in advance.

Information on how to get to the College of Dentistry is available on our directions page. It is suggested that you use the Paulina Street Parking Structure for your visit. Please note that we do not validate parking for tours. Visit Room 104 on the day of the tour to sign in.