In 1828 the Medical College of Georgia was established and in 1965 the School of Dentistry was
founded. It offers a DMD program and its modern
facilities are located in Augusta. The Medical College
of Georgia also has schools of Medicine, Nursing,
Allied Health, and Graduate Studies. The School of
Dentistry has made significant contributions to
research in the field.
4-year flexible. Elementary clinical treatment of
patients begins at the end of the first year, including
restorative dentistry in the third semester. Conversely,
some basic science courses are not completed until the
senior year. Treatment of patients is carried out in a system of comprehensive care, rather than in block
assignments, so as to simulate private practice of general dentistry. Students participate in off-campus
clinical experiences in the summer between the third
and fourth years. Students must spend their time in
such settings as public health clinics and charitable
health programs, as well as at private or government
A combined DMD-PhD program is offered, requiring
additional years of study. Students who have been
accepted but have recognizable deficiencies can attend
a special presession. Students may be provided with
tutors, special curricular loads, and self-paced learning
packages, if they encounter academic difficulties.
Completion of a minimum of 90 semester hours of
college level work, the basic predental courses, and
2 semesters in English are required. A course in biochemistry can be substituted for 1 semester of
organic chemistry. Comparative anatomy, microbiology, personal management, psychology, and art
(drawing and/or sculpturing) are recommended.
Only Georgia residents are accepted. Transfer and
advanced standing: Students are not accepted.
The school is on the campus of Medical College of
Georgia, which is located on the fringe of the downtown area adjacent to a large complex of health-care