A First Class Education

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University offers a four-year program that leads to a doctor of dental medicine degree. Dual, concurrent and accelerated programs are also available. The dental curriculum consists of courses in clinical and basic sciences, business management, ethics, cultural professionalism and behavioral sciences.

An Emphasis on Real World Experience

An Augusta University DCG education emphasizes early exposure to patients.

(Year 1) 
First year students are introduced to dental medicine through a series of didactical training and  classroom instruction.
(Year 2)
Students begin treating patients as early as sophomore year, enjoying a seamless transition from lecture halls and laboratories to clinics.
(Year 3)
As students master new skills, they practice them in the patient clinics closely supervised by our committed faculty.
(Year 4)
The fourth year of education is devoted almost solely to patient care. Student also practice their skills in various public health clinics and facilities throughout the state.


  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
    8 semesters (Fall: July-December; Spring: January-June), including successful completion of ADEX and national board exams and public health rotations
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine with Distinction in Research (D.M.D.)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine with Distinction in Leadership (D.M.D.)
  • Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Dental Medicine (B.S. / D.M.D.) (For AU students only)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine / Masters of Business Administration (D.M.D./M.B.A.)
  • Master of Science in Oral Biology (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Biology and Maxillofacial Pathology (Ph.D.)
  • Certificate of Advanced Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with M.D. degree

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.


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  Mailing Address:
Office of Students, Admissions and Alumni
1120 15th Street, GC-5000
Dental College of Georgia
Augusta University
Augusta, GA 30912

 Physical Address:
1430 John Wesley Gilbert Dr.
Augusta, GA 30912
(Please see directions to the DCG, as this is a new address and GPS devices are not always able to locate us.)

General Student Admission Inquiries:
(706) 721-3587
FAX: (706) 723-0232


Balance and Commitment

Are you a patient?

Please visit our Patient Services website or call us.

  Student & Resident Clinics: 706-721-2371
  Pediatric Dentistry Clinic: 706-721-2716
  AU Dental Associates: 706-721-2696

In addition to Augusta University’s numerous student organizations, there are more than 20 dental student organizations to provide community service, fun, camaraderie and inspiration. Some of these organizations emphasize fun and relaxation. Others provide an early start to networking and the opportunity to help shape the future of the dental field.

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 you.

Most dentists are self-employed and establish a private practice alone or in partnership with other dentists. Other career options include public health, academia, military and research. Some dentists complete advanced training after completing their dental degrees to specialize in areas such as orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, oral surgery and several other areas of specialty.