Prospective Students

The Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine offers a number of educational programs, including the Doctor of Dental Medicine program, DMD/MPH program, EFDA program, MCRT program, and post-doctoral programs in a number of dental specialties. Read more about each program below.

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Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

The Doctor of Dental Medicine degree is the introductory professional degree for dentistry offered by the CWRU School of Dental Medicine. Under the guidance of our faculty, the award-winning innovative four-year curriculum is designed to prepare students to become confident and competent professionals with an excellent foundation with technical, managerial, and collegial skills to best serve a diverse community of patients.

Established in 1892, the CWRU School of Dental Medicine has a long-established legacy of excellence in clinical training in addressing the health needs of individual patients and our community. As scientific and technological changes dramatically change the way health care is delivered and assessed, graduates from CWRU School of Dental Medicine are renowned for their lifelong professional skills that keep them at the forefront of innovation and leadership in the dental profession.

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Dental Public Health

The DMD/MPH program seeks to impart knowledge and skills necessary to expand the practice of dentistry into the community in a proactive way that fosters positive oral health and, as a direct result, yields improved overall health of the populations involved. It is necessary to address populations to improve the health of individuals and to work with individuals to improve the health of populations. Thus, dentistry and public health are inter-dependent and rely on each other to achieve their mutual goals.

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Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA)

The EFDA (Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary) Program is designed to train Certified Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Hygienists in the art of Restorative Dentistry. Upon successful completion of this accredited program, an auxiliary is eligible to sit for the state certifying examination provided by the Commission on Dental Testing in Ohio. The curriculum for this course has been approved by the Ohio Dental Association Council on Dental Education.

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Master's in Clinical Research (MCRT)

The objective for the five-year joint DMD and Master's in Clinical Research Training (DMD-MCRT) at CWRU School of Dental Medicine is to train dentist-scholars for an academic career and for bringing scientific advances to solving clinical problems. The dual-degree curriculum is for five years.

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Post-Doctoral Programs (Graduate Studies)

CWRU School of Dental Medicine offers advanced education programs in a number of departments, including Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Pediatric Dentistry. All advanced education programs are accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and are board-eligible programs for the respective specialty boards.