Programs and admissions
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Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry aims to provide nationally
acclaimed programs that endeavor to be among the best. We strive to help our students
become first-rate professionals that share in our core values of honesty, integrity,
hard work and dedication to the betterment of humankind. Below you’ll find
the programs offered at the School of Dentistry. Click on each one to learn more
and find out how you can become a part of the school’s tradition of excellence.
Doctor of Dental Surgery
This four-year program in general dentistry emphasizes study in three broad areas:
basic sciences, clinical sciences and social sciences. Graduates receive a D.D.S.
The School of Dentistry offers advanced education
beyond the D.D.S. degree is available in the following areas:
* Indicates programs that award a Master of Science in Dentistry as well as a specialty
The dental hygiene program requires two years of liberal arts study, with a minimum
of 60 semester hours, followed by two years of study focusing on basic and dental
sciences, dental hygiene science and theory, community health, and preclinical and
clinical experiences. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.
International dentist program
The international dentist program provides an opportunity for foreign-trained dentists
to enter the D.D.S. degree program in the third year.