For more than 40 years, CU Dental has been educating competent and compassionate dentists through quality educational experiences personalized for each of our successful graduates. Through combining classroom and clinical training, students master the skills required to deliver comprehensive dental care and become leaders in their field.
The Advanced Standing International Student Program (ISP) offers dentists who earned a bachelor degree in dentistry outside of the United States the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at CU Dental. Graduates of this two-year, accelerated DDS program may take any state or regional board, and thus are eligible for licensure to practice in the United States.
Established in 1979, the General Practice Residency (GPR) program at the CU School of Dental Medicine is an intensive 12-month postgraduate program dedicated to enhancing a resident’s experience and confidence with providing care to the general public and to medically complex and special needs patients in both an outpatient and hospital setting.
Established in 2004, the Graduate Orthodontics Program is a full-time program requiring 30 months in active residency beginning in August each year. The orthodontics program provides a balanced education with a strong emphasis in clinical experience where students are exposed to the most current techniques and practices in the field.
The Graduate Periodontics Program begins July 1st of each year and is of 36 months duration. Upon successful completion of the program the resident is awarded a Certificate in Periodontics and is eligible to take the American Board of Periodontology examination. A Master of Science in Dentistry degree is a requirement of the program, and residents are prepared to defend a Master’s Thesis.