The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine is a diverse teaching, clinical care and research community comprised of dedicated students, faculty and staff working together to help further our mission.
The policies below were created to help our students maintain our high standards and ensure the best possible experience during your time here.
Digital Education in the School of Dental Medicine blends sustainable, best-practice use of existing University tools and workflows while bringing in the latest innovative technology to amplify education from all sides.
From our advanced online exam proctoring systems baked into our Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) to our growing XR (extended reality) integration of Augmented and Virtual Reality experiences into workshops, courses, and curriculum - the Academic Affairs and Innovation team is positively shifting the paradigm of how we educate, collaborate and build organic learning communities that thrive despite the changing logistics of today's world.
The Office of Campus Student Services provides information and services to support and complement students' academic learning including housing information, child care resources, student organizations, activities and recreation information, learning assistance/tutoring services and more.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomes you to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. ISSS helps more than 1,400 international students and 500 international scholars annually from around the world to become active participants in university degree programs and teaching, research, and service at the university. From pre-departure to orientation, ISSS provides immigration and advising services for F-1/J-1 students, J-1 exchange scholars, H-1B/TN/E-3/O-1 temporary workers, and Legal Permanent Residence applicants. ISSS also provides checklists for student and scholars’ pre-arrival/current/post organization and planning, and a comprehensive international student orientation before classes begin each semester and for scholars prior to engaging in teaching, research, and service appointments.
The Campus Health Center offers the right type of care at the right time. The on-campus clinic accepts walk-ins and offers late appointment hours to fit student schedules.
TheAnschutz Health & Wellness Centerhelps students become and stay well through an integrated, holistic approach and a multi-disciplinary team. The 94,000 square-foot facility features advanced equipment technology, a state-of-the-art fitness center, sports physiology and degreed and licensed trainers, weight loss programs, wellness programs and more.
The Student Insurance Office helps students evaluate their insurance needs and choose the best option for their lifestyle. All CU School of Dental Medicine students are required to have health insurance.
Learn more about the student clubs, honor societies and organizations that help foster social interactions, professional development, community service opportunities and recognition of CU School of Dental Medicine students.
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) leads individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues
influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the improvement of the health of the public. Members receive ADEA’s publication, the Journal of Dental Education.
The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is a national student-run organization which protects and advances the rights, interests and welfare of students pursuing careers
in dentistry. It introduces students to lifelong involvement in organized dentistry and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy. Additional benefits include life insurance, loans, MasterCard and various publications.
Every CU dental student receives an ASDA membership thanks to sponsorships from:
The Student National Dental Association, Colorado Chapter provides an educational, professional, and social platform for students in the Doctoral of Dental Surgery (DDS) and Advanced Standing International Student (ISP) programs at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. We promote a positive environment that is conducive to the holistic well-being of underrepresented and minority students. Activities of the organization enhance all facets of professional growth and development. This includes but is not limited to providing opportunities for networking, advocating on behalf of underrepresented and minority students, and developing student programming that increases the visibility of underrepresented and minority groups and interests.
The National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon(OKU), recognizes scholarship and character in the dental profession. Membership in OKU has come to represents one of the highest honors attainable within the dental profession. Colorado's Pi Rho Chapter was established in 1976.
Professional fraternity life is a part of the School of Dental Medicine activities. Two national dental fraternities are represented through local chapters: Delta Sigma Delta and Alpha Omega.
The Student Council is the voice of the entire University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine student body. It is involved in planning events, answering questions, solving class problems and communicating student concerns to the administration.
All dental students are members of the Student Council, and the Council Executive Committee is composed of the student body officers and each class president. Meetings are held monthly and elections are held each year in June Constitution and
bylaws are included in the Student Handbook.
CU Dental Committees – Student Representation
Student representatives serve on all standing and ad hoc committees of the school dealing with student and educational issues. Students nominate candidates from the appropriate class for each committee. The dean selects one of the nominees to fill the position for the next year. The dean or committee chairs of the ad hoc committees appoint students to serve on those committees.