Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

*NEW PLEASE READ:  Effective June 1, 2015, the College of Dentistry will begin to accept DMD applications from out-of-state candidates for the entering Fall 2016 class.  The combined PhD/DMD program will also accept both in-state and out-of-state candidates.  We are experiencing high AADSAS volume right now and we appreciate your continued patience!

FOR COMBINED (PhD/DMD) DEGREE 7-year program APPLICANTS ONLY:   To be considered for the PhD/DMD program, all candidates must express interest in writing and contact Dr. Herve Sroussi ( by September 1. Interested candidates must include a written statement regarding interest in the combined PhD/DMD degree program in your email to Dr. Sroussi. Specialty program/PhD combined program candidates should refer to the bar on the left side of this page. If you are only applying for the DMD program, you do not need to contact Dr. Sroussi.


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. Learn more about the current class profile.


Please see UIC's Tuition & Fees page for the most current rates. As UIC is a state university, there are two different tuition rates based upon state residency. The comprehensive College of Dentistry tution and fees [Resident / Non-Resident] include equipment rental and a CTA U-Pass. 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. Please have your AADSAS id# and UIN handy:

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.

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, October 7, 2015
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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.


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