The Comprehensive Care Clinic is designed to provide senior dental students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in all aspects of general dentistry by performing a wide variety of clinical procedures in an environment that simulates dental practice and enables them to make independent clinical decisions.
The educational experience will be provided in an open and supportive environment emphasizing a humanistic approach (respect, tolerance, understanding, and concern for others fostered by mentoring, advising and small group interaction).
At the same time, we will provide the best dental care possible using a patient-centered approach which considers the patient’s social, economic, and emotional circumstances in making treatment decisions.
We emphasize efficiency and teamwork, utilizing dental auxiliaries in a cost-effective manner with the general dentist serving as a role model for students in making treatment and referral decisions.
Our Mission and History
Founded in 2006 the Department of General Dentistry was created to bring patient care
into an all encompassing full care dental atmosphere. The General Dentistry Mission
is to teach students to apply their diagnostic and therapeutic skills; provide comprehensive
care for the patients; advance the science of dentistry; and provide professional
development opportunities for the faculty and staff. Read more about our history, mission and academic objectives.
Kim L. Capehart, DDS, MBA, PhD
Chair, General Dentistry
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912