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Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

Training the Next-Generation of Oral Health Professionals Heading link

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Integrated, problem-based and patient-centered curriculum combining clinical care with research and technology driven innovation. 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. This is a full time, year round four-year program with a fall term start.

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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
  • 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.

More about our innovative curriculum.

Tuition & Fees

The comprehensive College of Dentistry tuition and fees [DMD Resident Tuition / Non-Resident] include equipment rental and a CTA U-Pass.  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.  The American Dental Association publishes the Financial Planning Issues for Dental Students Guide.

How to Apply

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Get more answers from our list of frequently asked questions.

Why Students Choose UIC for Dental School

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Curriculum At A Glance

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Dentistry Applied Behavioral & Oral Sciences (DAOB) Topics

  • Instrument Identification/Mirror Skills
  • Treatment Planning
  • Intraoral/Extraoral Examination
  • Making Alginate Impressions

Dentistry Biomedical & Clinical Sciences (DBCS) Topics

  • Small Group Learning
  • Interactive Didactic Sessions
  • Ethics/Issues of Professionalism
  • Anatomy Lab
  • Histology Lab

Small Group Learning (SGL) Topics
A central feature of the  curriculum is the small group learning format

  • Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Ethics

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