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Doctor of Dental Medicine-International

Welcome

WesternU’s College of Dental Medicine is committed to establishing a quality, innovative program that prepares you for success, whether in private practice, community service, research or academics. Our International Dentist Program (IDP) is designed to award a DMD degree to students who have graduated from dental schools outside of the U.S. or Canada. You will learn with an integrated team of health professionals in a part of the country with a wealth of clinical opportunities.

As a student in our program, you can take advantage of a quality, innovative curriculum based on the “best practices ” in health-care education today. You will use facilities with advanced educational and clinical technology within an established health sciences university dedicated to providing student-centered, interprofessional health education. Dental students of the College of Dental Medicine will embark on a journey with the enthusiastic support of administration, faculty and staff.

Why choose WesternU?
  • A great Southern California location with tremendous clinical training opportunities as well as access to major cultural and recreational resources
  • A small, private, health-focused institution that fosters faculty/student interaction and interprofessional learning
  • An innovative curriculum designed for the contemporary practice of dentistry
  • A long humanistic tradition at WesternU of treating patients as people first; treating students as colleagues; and fostering camaraderie among students
  • Exceptional clinical training opportunities that develop professional and communication skills
  • Early service-learning opportunities in a variety of community-based locations emphasizing meeting community needs through assessment, education, and preventive programs
  • Consistently high graduation, retention and first-time board pass rates help ensure your success!
  • Outstanding student support services including tutoring and disability resources
  • Diverse student body and rich array of student club and volunteer opportunities
Accreditation

Dental education programs in the United States are accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Dental education programs are developed in accordance with the established Accreditation Standards for Dental Education, a copy of which can be found on the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s area of www.ada.org  at Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs.

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The College of Dental Medicine’s advanced standing International Dentist Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the status of “approval without reporting requirements.” 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.

Further information about the dental accreditation process and the Commission on Dental Accreditation can be found at Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) www.ada.org/100.aspx

The College of Dental Medicine’s pre-doctoral education program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the status of “approval without reporting requirements.”  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.

Further information about the dental accreditation process and the Commission on Dental Accreditation can be found at Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) www.ada.org/100.aspx

Upcoming Events
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) | Introductory Information Session
    Thursday, July 7 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
    Sign up to learn more about the incredible Doctor of Dental Medicine program at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California! We will be introducing the career of dentistry, our program highlights, and we will finish with an overview of the admissions process and how to make yourself a competitive applicant. See you then!
  • Virtual CDM Day – Summer 2022
    Thursday, July 21 at 4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
    This virtual College of Dental Medicine Day is designed to give you an opportunity to learn more about our program! Our goal is to help you envision yourself as a dental student at WesternU and learn more about how our program will benefit you.

    During our time together you will be able to:

    • Learn about the curriculum first-hand from faculty.
    • Learn what it takes to be a competitive applicant.
    • Meet WesternU faculty, alumni, and admissions representatives.
    • Hear about the admissions process, next steps, and ask your admissions questions.
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) | Introductory Information Session
    Thursday, August 11 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
    Sign up to learn more about the incredible Doctor of Dental Medicine program at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California! We will be introducing the career of dentistry, our program highlights, and we will finish with an overview of the admissions process and how to make yourself a competitive applicant. See you then!
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) | Introductory Information Session
    Thursday, September 8 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
    Sign up to learn more about the incredible Doctor of Dental Medicine program at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California! We will be introducing the career of dentistry, our program highlights, and we will finish with an overview of the admissions process and how to make yourself a competitive applicant. See you then!
Learn More

Take a look at our visit options and consider attending a WesternU Preview or take a virtual tour of our campus. If you’d like to discuss specifics with an advisor, schedule an advising appointment, online, or over the phone. When you request additional information we’ll make sure you receive program updates and deadline reminders. Of course, you can always find us on social media.