The Howard University College of Dentistry offers a DDS, or Doctor of Dental Surgery, degree. The University also has a unique BS/DDS program, where students can combine both their undergraduate and dental school studies. Students enrolled in this program obtain both their Bachelor of Science and DDS degree in six years. The College also has several other distinguished dental programs:
Dental Specialties -- Howard University's College of Dentistry offers the following dental specialist certifications and Postdoctoral Programs:
- Oral Surgeon
- Pediatric Dentist
- General Practice Residency
- Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry
Continuing Education -- With constant advancements in dental procedures and technology, dentistry is an ever-changing field. Classes in continuing education are offered for dental professionals looking to expand their knowledge and improve their skills.
RWJF Community-Based Dental Education -- During this externship program, college students interested in the dental profession spend the summer taking courses, shadowing dental students and participating in Time Management and Test Taking Skill workshops to prepare them for dental school.
Howard University's College of Dentistry has been providing dental care in its clinics since its inception in 1881. As part of the students' extensive training, dental treatments are practiced in the pre-doctoral, pediatric dentistry or orthodontic clinics under the supervision of the faculty. Post-graduate students perform general and specialty services, including oral surgery, in one of the clinics located at the College or at Howard University Hospital.
Like many dental schools, patient acceptance is based on the clinical teaching needs of the students and the University. Following the initial appointment and dental exam, patients are assigned to a student dentist for dental treatment. As a professional learning institution, Howard University's dental school provides a broad range of services on a fee-for-service basis.
If you're interested in applying to the Howard University College of Dentistry, contact the Office of Admissions. Further information regarding HUCD's school and programs can be found on their website, listed below. The Howard University College of Dentistry is located at:
Address: Howard University
College of Dentistry
600 W Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20059