The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University offers a four-year program leading
to a doctor of dental medicine degree. Dual programs in oral biology also are available.
The dental curriculum consists of courses in oral biology, clinical sciences, behavioral
sciences and management.
An Augusta University dental education emphasizes early exposure to patients. Students
begin treating patients as early as sophomore year, enjoying a seamless transition
from lecture halls and laboratories to clinics. As they master new skills they practice
them in the clinic, closely supervised by caring, committed faculty. The fourth year
of education is devoted almost solely to patient care. Students also practice their
skills in clinics and facilities throughout the state.
Dental school requires intense focus, hard work and long hours, but Augusta University's
caring and dedicated faculty and staff are on hand to assist every step of the way.
Most students approach dental school as a full-time pursuit, but students with jobs
and/or families, including those who pursue dentistry as a second career, have excelled
at Augusta University. Balance and commitment are key.
Augusta University's numerous student organizations, as well as dental organizations
for students, provide fun, camaraderie and inspiration. Some of these organizations
emphasize fun and relaxation. Others provide an early start on networking and the
opportunity to help shape the dental field.
D.M.D. - Doctor of Dental Medicine 11 semesters, including successful testing of the National Boards I & II
M.S. or PhD. Oral Biology Dual Degree offered through the graduate program of the Department of
Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology.
The program in Doctor of Dental Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Dental
Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the
United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can
be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678.
The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
A career in dentistry can provide many exciting and rewarding opportunities. Some
of the advantages of a career in dentistry include:
Independence of owning and operating your own business
Challenge as a health care provider
Opportunity to serve others
Flexibility of living anywhere you'd like
Options to teach and/or conduct research
Satisfaction of knowing you play a vital role in your community
If these advantages are attractive to you, a career in dentistry may be right for
Most dentists are self-employed and establish a private practice alone or in partnership
with other dentists. Other career options include public health, academia and the
military. Some dentists complete advanced training after earning their dental degrees
to specialize in areas such as orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology or
After completing the D.M.D. program, the new dentist is expected to:
Recognize and provide for the oral health needs of the people of Georgia, the region
and the nation.
Deliver contemporary and efficient high-quality oral health care.
Conduct themselves in an ethical manner and appreciate the need for life-long learning.
We also offer a Job Board to assist our dental students in finding positions throughout the country.