DMD Advanced Standing

Program Description

The College of Dentistry offers a program of study for dentists who were trained outside the United States of America who wish to practice dentistry within the United States. Upon the successful completion of the program the participant is awarded a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

Learn more about the current class profile

COD has transformed the DDS degree program into a DMD degree program in order 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. 


Tuition & Fees

We invite you to browse the comprehensive College of Dentistry estimated tuition and fees information. 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  

Please review the admissions website in its entirety.

If you have questions, please have your CAAPID ID# and UIN handy when contacting us:

Braulia Espinosa, Director of Admissions


Carolyn Feller, Director of Admissions





Tours for Prospective Dental Students

Interested in taking a tour of the UIC College of Dentistry? The Office of Admissions will conduct tours for prospective students on the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015

 Tours begin at 12:30 sharp and lasts about an hour. There will be a group question & answer session from 1:30 to 2:00 pm with admissions staff. 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. Please visit Room 104 on the day of the tour to sign in.

Follow us!

facebook     twitter