Prospective Students

MUSC Dental Clinic

Ready to take the next step in your dental journey? At the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, we’re preparing the next generation of leaders and providers to innovate the future of oral health.

Pre-dental students can explore below to learn about the four-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree program and application process. Future oral health researchers can find information on the Dental Scientist Training Program – an uncommon blend of academics and patient care offered at only a handful of institutions – which culminates in a dual D.M.D/Ph.D. degree.

If you would like to visit campus, use the helpful link below to take the virtual tour, sign up for an in-person tour or register for an on-campus recruitment event.

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Earn Your D.M.D.

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program is a four year program that educates and trains individuals as dentists who have not only the fundamental knowledge of the profession, but also the qualities and characteristics required of dentists as leaders of dental teams and members of community health teams.

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Earn Your D.M.D./Ph.D

MUSC’s dual degree Dentist Scientist Training Program (DSTP) helps students concentrate on their research and/or clinical work for better retention and offers a more satisfactory blend of academic and patient experiences.

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Diversity is important to us. Learn about our diversity initiatives, including programs that encourage students to pursue a career in dentistry.

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Visit Campus

Interested in dental school at MUSC? Prospective and pre-dental students are welcome to join us and learn more!

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