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Dentistry (4+4 Dual-Degree)

We've partnered with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) to offer an early acceptance opportunity for students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree.

Our 4+4 early admission agreement and partnership with LECOM School of Dental Medicine provides you an advantage in the highly competitive dental school admissions process.

Dentistry is a rewarding and well-respected health profession that seeks to diagnose and treat disease and trauma associated with teeth and tissues of the mouth. Dentists may choose from general practice or from a variety of specialties. For example, orthodontists straighten teeth with braces or retainers, oral surgeons operate on teeth and jaws, and prosthodontists replace missing teeth with crowns or bridges.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of dentists is projected to grow six percent from 2021 to 2031. For this reason, the job outlook for dental professionals should be strong in the foreseeable future. In contrast to most other health professions, a majority of dentists own their own business or work with a few partners as associate dentists. Few career paths combine this level of autonomy with the potential for high income (median annual wage for dentists was $163,220 in May 2021).

LECOM School of Dental Medicine

The dental school leadership team has created a unique curriculum that is both innovative and patient-centered. Students follow a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum that emphasizes self-directed study with a team approach through mentored, small-group, case-based study; LECOM recognizes that dentists have become integral team players in improving the health of their patients.

The LECOM School of Dental Medicine prepares students to become dentists through programs of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and community service to enhance the quality of life through improved health for all humanity.

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