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Medical University of South Carolina (College of Dental Medicine)

The School of Dental Medicine was authorized in 1953 at the request of the South Carolina Dental Association. Funding delayed the school until 1964. The first class received D.M.D degrees in 1971.

Dentistry is bonded to the other health care professions by common goals. The dentist, the physician, and other health care professionals share in contributing to the total health of the individual and the community.

The dentist must have a basic understanding of the biological and physical processes which underlie oral health and disease, along with the significance of oral disease to total health. The dentist must possess specific knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases associated with the oral cavity and must have a sense of obligation to serve individual and community needs.

The College accepts responsibility for improving the dental and oral health of the citizens which it serves. We are a source of high quality dental and oral health care and an integral part of the inpatient and referral services of the Medical Center.

The College of Dental Medicine is committed to excellence and leadership in the advancement of knowledge. It is focused on the prudent use of its resources for the advancement of biomedical research.


The mission of the College of Dental Medicine is to educate students as well as current practitioners of oral health care, to expand the body of knowledge about oral and related diseases, and to serve citizens of the state of South Carolina and the region by providing exemplary oral health care.


The College of Dental Medicine is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.


  • Education

    • To provide a high quality educational environment for dental students.

    • To expand the scope of postdoctoral programs.

    • To provide continuing education programs for life-long learning to meet the changing needs of the dental community.

  • Research

    To increase research within the College and encrouage scientific investigation by faculty, residents, adn students.

  • Faculty and Physical Resources

    • To provide professional development for the faculty and staff.

    • To assure that the physical resources, space and facilities, are managed to the optimal benefit of the College.

  • Professional and Community Relationships

    To increase participation in the programs and activities of the Medical Center and the community.

  • Clnical Services

    • To assure that the Clinical environment is maintained at an optimal level of quality.

    • To serve as a quality referral center that provides comprehensive care to patients with special needs in South Carolina.

School name:Medical University of South CarolinaCollege of Dental Medicine
Address:41 Bee Street
Zip & city:29425-0203 South Carolina
Phone:(843) 792-4892

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