Dental Medicine Departments & Divisions

Welcome to the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine.

We launched our journey as South Carolina's only college of dental medicine in 1967. Yet, we don’t rest on this distinction. There are always new advancements to uncover that transform the field of dentistry. Within our academic departments - which were restructured in 2023 - explore our leading approach to education, innovation, research, clinical care, and outreach.

To find faculty within each department, please visit our administration.
For patient services, please visit our dental and oral health care.

Department of Advanced Specialty Sciences

Division of Surgical Services & Applied Technology
Section of oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program

Section of graduate digital dentistry
- Digital dentistry residency

Division of Applied Craniofacial Sciences
Section of pediatric dentistry
- Pediatric dentistry residency

Section of orthodontics
- Orthodontics residency

Division of Regenerative Sciences & Periodontology
Section of periodontics
- Periodontics residency program

Department of Biomedical & Community Health Sciences

Division of Emergency Services
Section of endodontics
- Endodontics residency program

Division of Population Oral Health
Population oral health programs, outreach and research

Division of Basic Science Research
Basic science research
- Interdisciplinary biomedical programs

Division of Diagnostic Sciences & Services
Oral medicine and radiology
Oral pathology

Department of Reconstructive & Rehabilitation Sciences

Division of Pre-Doctoral Prosthodontics

D.M.D. and D.M.D./Ph.D degree programs
Pre-doctoral digital dentistry

Removable prosthodontics: Removable prosthodontics refers to the diagnosis, treatment planning and fabrication of complete and partial removable dentures.
Implant prosthodontics: Implant prosthodontics includes treatment planning and restoration of dental implants for the replacement of a tooth. A dental implant is a manufactured post that is designed to create a stable foundation for natural-looking tooth restoration. Placed directly into the jawbone, a dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth.

Division of Restorative Services

Restorative dentistry: Restorative dentistry is the study, diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures and the rehabilitation of the dentition to functional and esthetic requirements. Restorative dentistry encompasses restorations of types on natural teeth to include composites, amalgams, endodontic build-ups, and crowns.

Advanced education in general dentistry residency program