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Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) Program

The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University offers a strong, clinically oriented Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program focused on educating competent dentists with the clinical skills and knowledge needed to engage in dental practice. The DMD program provides access to a large and diverse patient population, which offers students rich experiences to develop as skilled oral health providers.

DMD Admissions Pathways

There are multiple entry tracks for the DMD program at Kornberg.

The traditional DMD program takes four years to complete and is designed for academically accomplished applicants who have completed at least 55 credit hours of science courses in biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as other university level courses.

The Advanced Standing Program for Internationally Trained Dentists is for students that were educated in schools outside the U.S. and Canada. These students are either accepted in the two- or three-year tracks of the DMD program, depending on their previous experiences in dentistry. 

Students currently enrolled in a DMD program in the U.S. or Canada may apply to transfer into the DMD program at the Kornberg School of Dentistry. 

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The program in predoctoral dental education is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is