The Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is a private dental school founded in 1892 and located in Cleveland, Ohio. Since only 70 positions a year are open to incoming students, this is one of the most competitive and sought after dental schools in the nation. The school awards the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and has several other advanced programs for students to specialize in.
The school doubles as a teaching school, which means there is a clinic open to the general public and people can come in for screenings and to see if they qualify to become regular patients for students to practice on. The students performing the work are pre-doctoral candidates who need hands-on experience dealing with real world situations. Besides general dentistry, students also master their skills in oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics.
Research plays a big role in this school with many faculty members and students working together to bring innovation to the dental field.