Positive actions consistently repeated create positive habits.
Positive habits consistently applied create confidence.
Confidence leads to success.
-Bradford Smith, DMD
Welcome to the World of Midwestern College of Dental Medicine Arizona. We take pride in the accomplishments of our Midwestern student family. Our ASDA group leads the nation in many areas, one of which I am particularly proud of, which is community service. Our students and faculty are involved in over fourteen community service projects throughout the year, each year. We all touch our deepest emotions and bring the most joy to our lives by helping those that cannot help themselves, and the ASDA Midwestern chapter exemplifies this character trait. I am also very proud of the accomplishments with our state and local legislatures in forwarding legislation that is beneficial to their future as new dentists and our future as the overall dental profession.
We are fortunate to have so many student leaders. We make every effort to help them develop their leadership skills and abilities through mentoring and support. Here at Midwestern we do more than teach dentistry, we help create confidence in our graduates and leaders for the future.
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 College of Dental Medicine-Arizona offers you the opportunity to build a successful career as a dentist. Our student-friendly environment stresses teamwork and diversity with an emphasis on hands-on, experiential education. Third- and fourth-year CDMA students work withskilled and experienced faculty to provide actual patient care at the Midwestern University Dental Institute. At the conclusion of our four-year program, you will be well-prepared to build your career as a member of tomorrow’s healthcare team.
- Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree
- Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited
- Its contemporary curriculum features integrated, systems-based basic sciences; integrated, simulation-based preclinical oral health sciences; and integrated, patient-based clinical dentistry sciences
- 140 class size
- 4 years, full-time length of program
- 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
In 2013, Russell Gilpatrick, DDS, Retired Dean of the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, was named as winner of the prestigious William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Vision of a Dental Educator by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)