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Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
Dean: Dr. Russell O. Gilpatrick

Program Description

The College of Dental Medicine – Arizona graduated its inaugural class of 110 students in May 2012. The Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program is based on concepts of a humanistic culture of mutual respect, a focus on general dentistry, and preparation for licensure and practice of general dentistry upon graduation. Its contemporary curriculum features integrated, systems-based basic sciences; integrated, simulation-based preclinical oral health sciences; and integrated, patient-based clinical dentistry sciences. Learning is case-based and grounded in scientific evidence. The core curriculum is supplemented with course sequences in ethics and professionalism, practice management, advanced clinical dentistry, and community service.


The mission of the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona is to graduate well-qualified general dentists and to improve oral health through research, scholarly activity, and service to the public.


The Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). In 2012 the college was granted the accreditation status of "Approval without reporting requirements." An accreditation classification granted to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation.

CODA, which operates under the auspices of the American Dental Association (ADA), is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting body for dental education programs at the post-secondary level in the United States.

For further information, please contact the American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; 800/621-8099.

Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission/A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413

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