The DMD 4 year program utilizes an innovative curriculum emphasizing active learning, technology, and humanism. Integration occurs throughout four main curricular building blocks: Basic and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Comprehensive Patient Care, and Community-Based Dental Education, with an overarching WesternU theme of Interprofessional Education. The result is a DMD graduate of today, who is ready for the practice of tomorrow.
The International Dentist Program (IDP) is designed to award a DMD degree to foreign trained dentists. Following an intensive preparatory course, IDP students join regularly enrolled students in the last 2 years of curriculum and have the same experiences and meet the same expectations for graduation.
The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) one year postdoctoral program is designed to provide advanced training in all aspects of general dentistry. It is located at WesternU We Care Dental in Rancho Mirage, CA, whose mission is to provide high quality affordable comprehensive dental care to all residents of the Coachella Valley with an emphasis on caring for those with special needs or who lack access to care.