Student Admissions and Services

A First Class Education

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.

Emphasis on Patient Care

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.

  • 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.
  • Advanced Education Specialty Certificates

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 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 and the military. Some dentists complete advanced training after earning their dental degrees to specialize in areas such as orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology or other areas.

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.

Student

Balance and Commitment

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.

Contact Us

   Mailing Address:
Office of Students, Admissions and Alumni
1120 15th Street, GC-5022
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
 osaas@augusta.edu
FAX: (706) 723-0232