Fast Facts


Fast Facts

College of Dental Medicine Facilities

  • State-of-the-art clinical facility with 189 operatories
  • Renovated Basic Science facility
  • Two tiered classrooms exclusively for CDM
  • Collaborative Learning Enrichment Classroom
  • Pre-clinical Simulation Laboratory
  • Dedicated research space for Clinical Oral Health Research

Student Information

  • DMD - 311 students (1342 applicants for a class size of 78)
  • Dental Medicine (DMD/PhD) Training Program - 6 students
  • 7 Residency programs with 41 residents
  • MS program – 23 students
  • First-time pass rate for National Boards part I and II is 92%

Patient Care, Service, and Outreach

  • Over 65,576 patient visits per year
  • Expansion to the Ryan White and the West Ashley Medical Pavilion Clinics
  • Students provide care in multiple outreach clinics throughout the state
  • Over 50 students participate in International Mission trips annually
  • Dedicated clinic for patients with Special Health Care Needs


  • MUSC CDM ranked #35 in research funding from NIDCR with $1,239,845
  • Average total grant awards 2014-2016 are $4,000,000/yr
  • Center for Oral Health Research supports investigational clinical and basic translational research

College of Dental Medicine Philanthropy

  • The College has graduated 2,739 alumni as of March 2021
  • Since the early 1980s, more than $35 million has been donated to the College from its alumni and friends. An additional $15 million in future donations is committed
  • Generous and sustained private support has helped build state-of-the-art facilities for the College’s pre-clinical curriculum and clinical educational areas while providing leading-edge equipment and technologies for discovery and innovation
  • The College embarked on a $10 million scholarship campaign in 2019, to help reduce student debt load. This includes a volunteer committee-led effort to endow full scholarships for under-served minority students to enhance diversity at the College and increase access to oral health care in our communities. 

Partners in Education and Service

  • We collaborate with state health-related agencies on a variety of oral health improvement initiatives
  • We work with industry leaders to advance innovations in dental materials, clinical care, and care delivery models
  • We partner with safety net and community-based providers in rural and underserved areas to address oral health care access, continuing education, and advocacy
  • We partner with community-based coalitions and advocacy groups to support their oral health promotion outreach and education initiatives
  • The resources made available through our philanthropic and federal partners make it possible to provide collaborative leadership integrated care and interprofessional practice.

Economic Impact

  • Faculty: 47 Full-time, 30 part-time, 8 emeriti, 182 volunteer
  • Staff: 130