WesternU's College of Dental Medicine is committed to establishing a quality, innovative program that prepares you for success, whether in private practice, community service, research or academics. Our four-year program will allow you to learn with an integrated team of health professionals in a part of the country with a wealth of clinical opportunities. Consistent with the WesternU philosophy, the faculty of the College of Dental Medicine will actively partner with you to help you become a humane, sensitive, and technically competent healthcare professional.
As a student in our program, you can take advantage of a quality, innovative curriculum based on the "best practices" in health-care education today. You will use new facilities with advanced educational and clinical technology within an established health sciences university dedicated to providing student-centered, interprofessional health education. Dental students of the College of Dental Medicine will embark on a journey with the enthusiastic support of administration, faculty and staff.
Why choose WesternU? We offer:
- A great Southern California location with tremendous clinical training opportunities as well as access to major cultural and recreational resources
- A small, private, health-focused institution that fosters faculty/student interaction and interprofessional learning
- Low student-to-faculty ratio
- A long humanistic tradition at WesternU of treating patients as people first; treating students as colleagues; and fostering camaraderie among students
- Early clinical training opportunities that develop professional and communication skills
- Early service-learning opportunities in a variety of community-based locations emphasizing meeting community needs through assessment, education, and preventive programs
- Consistently high graduation, retention and first-time board pass rates in existing programs. We expect the DMD program to be no exception!
- Outstanding student support services including tutoring and disability resources
- Diverse student body and rich array of student club and volunteer opportunities
The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), at its January 29-30, 2009 meeting, granted the DMD program "initial accreditation". Students who enter and graduate from a dental program with "initial accreditation" status are eligible for licensure in all states and US territories, and can apply to specialty programs. To learn more, visit our accreditation page.
There are many ways for you to visit campus to learn more about our programs and we encourage you to attend a WesternU Preview Day. We also invite you to sign up for our electronic mailing list and "like" us on Facebook.