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Dental Medicine Programs

The CU School of Dental Medicine strives to achieve excellence in education, research and patient care which integrates into our dynamic curriculum for students. Located on the world-class CU Anschutz Medical Campus, our programs provide students an exceptional opportunity to learn in an interprofessional environment, participate in cutting edge research and train in real clinics on campus, across the state and around the world. These unique opportunities allow our students to graduate with the skills and confidence they need to be successful and make a positive impact in patients’ lives.

With five incredible dental programs, the CU School of Dental Medicine seeks individuals with a passion for advancing oral health. Accepted students collectively form a well-rounded and diverse student body which further enhances education and patient care experiences. Explore our programs below to learn how you can be a part of our transformative programs.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Founded in 1973, our four-year Doctor of Dental Surgery program has a reputation for offering unique opportunities including a national award winning ​​interprofessional program.                                                                         

International Student Program 

Created for foreign trained dentists, this two-year program allows students to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree and practice in the United States.                                

General Practice Residency

This one-year, postgraduate residency program provides advanced training and clinical experiences for dentists wanting to enhance their skills and provide more robust options for comprehensive care.                                                              

Graduate Program - Orthodontics

A dynamic 30-month postdoctoral orthodontic program offers didactic courses and strong clinic experiences to prepare residents to provide excellent orthodontic treatments.

Graduate Program - Periodontics

This 36-month periodontics residency program is designed to provide postdoctoral students with advanced training in periodontics and implants. ​


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