The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

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    $263,920*
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    1969
    Augusta, GA
    *Note: Cost calculation does not include living expenses, student loan interest, or loan origination fees. 
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    Background

    The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University is located in Augusta, Georgia. The Dental College first opened in 1969 and remains the only dental school in the state of Georgia. Roughly 320 students and 60 residents provide dental care for over 50,000 patients every year.

    Augusta University comprises nine colleges and universities and is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. In 2011, a new state-of-the-art facility was constructed which will allow the school to expand enrollment to 100 in the future.

    Tuition and Fees

    • Tuition (In-State): $27,900 / $18,600 (4th year)
    • Tuition (Out-of-State): $68,610 / $45,740 (4th year)
    • Annual Increase: 4-7%
    • Student Activity Fee: $126
    • Student Health Fee: $315
    • Technology Fee: $240
    • Special Institutional Fee: $1,350
    • Student Center Facility Fee: $129
    • Wellness Center Fee: $120
    • Athletic Fee: $525
    • Parking Non-Reserved: $420
    • Transportation Fee: $105
    • Books / Other: $5,744.27
    • Total In-State Tuition and Fees with 5% Annual Increase*: $114,650
    • Total Out-of-State Tuition and Fees with 5% Annual Increase*: $263,920

    Prerequisites

    Amission Selection

    Admission is on a competitive basis. The admissions committee recommends for selection applicants who,

    in the judgment of the committee, are best qualified for admission.

    Transfer Students

    Dental College of Georgia does not accept advanced standing or transfer students.

    Foreign-Trained Dentists

    The Augusta University Dental College of Georgia does not have a program in which foreign-trained dentists can participate in order to become licensed in Georgia.

    Minimum Requirements

    All D.M.D. applicants for admission must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission.

    Residency

    Georgia residents and up to 10 percent of out of state residents and eligible international candidates are eligible; To establish Georgia residency, an applicant must show proof of residing in Georgia at least a year before enrollment. International applicants must present valid U.S. Permanent Resident documentation or other valid Visa documentation. All applicants who are granted an interview must show additional documentation as proof of lawful presence in the United States before being accepted.

    Hours Requirement

    90 semester hours (135 quarter hours) at an accredited American college or university (preference given to students who earn a baccalaureate degree)

    Academic Criteria

    • Minimum overall GPA: 2.8 (average GPAs* –  overall 3.6; science 3.5) 
    • Dental Admission Test: Minimum 15 AA / 15 TS;
    • Averages*:  20 AA / 21 PAT

    *for last five years

    CourseCredits
    Biology with Lab8 Semester / 12 Quarter Hours
    General Chemistry with Lab8 Semester / 12 Quarter Hours
    Organic Chemistry with Lab4 Semester / 6 Quarter Hours
    Physics4 Semester / 6 Quarter Hours
    Biochemistry3 Semester / 4 Quarter Hours
    English Composition / Technical Writing8 Semester / 12 Quarter Hours

    * All required courses must be taken on a graduated grading scale (A, B, C, D, F); required courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Applicants must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses. The DCG does not acknowledge the +/- system at this time.

    ** An academic year equals two semesters or three quarters or one semester and two quarters.

    Curriculum

    Year One – Fall


    • BSAD 5001 – Behavior Science Applied to Dentistry
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
      • This course will provide students with the knowledge to be competent in the application of the fundamental principles of behavioral sciences as they pertain to patient-centered approaches for promoting, improving and maintaining oral health. Students will be able to manage a diverse patient population and have the interpersonal and communications skills to function successfully in a multicultural work environment.
    • DANA 5001 – General and Oral Microanatomy
      • 6 Contact Hours
      • 6 Lecture Hours
      • 5 Lab Hours
      • This course provides lectures, laboratory sessions and clinical correlations on the cytology and histology of the cells, tissues and organs of the human body. The cells, tissues and organs of the body are studied at the ultra structural and light microscopic levels. The histology of the primary tissues is presented, and then these tissues are used to build the various organs and organ systems of the body. Particular emphasis is placed on the cephalic portion of the gastrointestinal system where the histology of oral and perioral structures are correlated with clinical dental problems. In addition, the processes of tooth development, eruption and exfoliation are covered in detail.
    • DBIO 5001 – Biochemical Basis of Oral Heal
      • 6 Contact Hours
      • 6 Lecture Hours
      • Biochemical concepts and information essential to understanding the chemistry of the living cell are presented. Correlations between biochemistry and dental clinical sciences are emphasized.
    • ETHD 5001 – Ethics for Health Professional
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • NSOD 5001 – New Student Orientation
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • OBMP 5001 – Bioclinical Seminar I
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Lecture Hours
    • OCCL 5001 – Dental Anatomy and Occlusion
      • 7 Contact Hours
      • 9 Lecture Hours
      • 4 Lab Hours
    • ODOM 5001 – Introduction to Oral Medicine
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 16 Lecture Hours
    • OPER 5001 – Operative Dentistry (CP 1-2)*
      • 1-6 Contact Hours
      • 0-3 Lecture Hours
      • 0-1 Lab Hours
    • ORPR 5001 – Orientation to the Profession
      • 1 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
    • PADM 5001 – Introduction to Operatory Procedures
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • RDCT 5001 – Research Design and Critical Thinking
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
    • DCKL 5901 – Clerkship
      • 0-1 Contact Hours

    Year One – Spring


    • DANA 5002 – Applied Head and Neck Anatomy
      • 5 Contact Hours
      • 6 Lecture Hours
      • 3 Lab Hours
      • Lectures correlate the anatomical information learned in the laboratory to clinical problems, and also tie the regional approach of laboratory anatomy to systemic physiological anatomy. Students dissect the head region and the superficial and deep structures of the neck region. Models and movies of prosected material supplement dissection.
    • DBIO 5002 – Molecular Bio Craniofacial Development
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
      • Topics include regulatory mechanisms and pathways involved in the flow of genetic information required for normal tissue development and homeostasis. Special emphasis is given to development of the teeth, periodontium and other oral structures. Processes of gametogenesis and early embryo genesis with emphasis on craniofacial development also are presented.
    • DBIO 5003 – Nutrition
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
      • In this course various aspects of nutritional counseling with patients are addressed. Major nutritional problems encountered in the clinical practice of dentistry are discussed.
    • DMIC 5003 – Cariology
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
      • The course presents an integrated study of the multi-factorial aspects of dental caries, including theories of caries etiology, epidemiology, molecular pathology, microbiolgical and biochemical composition of dental plaque, host and nutritional influences on pathogenicity. Approaches to caries prevention including immunization, fluoridation, antimicrobial agents and sugar substitutes are discussed.
    • DPHY 5001 – Physiological Foundation for Dentists
      • 4 Contact Hours
      • 4 Lecture Hours
      • This is the first of two courses designed to present Physiology to dental students with a special emphasis placed on concepts and principles specifically related to dental practice. While this course provides dental students with an integrated knowledge of the functional systems of the human body, it also covers specific topics unique to dental practice such as: stress on the heart due to dental treatment; the relationship between diet and oral health; and the positive and negative aspects of fluoride use on the body.
    • OBMP 5001 – Bioclinical Seminar I
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Lecture Hours
    • ODOM 5002 – Oral Diagnosis I
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • OPER 5001 – Operative Dentistry
      • 1-6 Contact Hours
      • 0-3 Lecture Hours
      • 0-1 Lab Hours
    • PERI 5001 – Fundamentals of Periodontology
      • 1-3 Contact Hours
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • RADD 5001 – Radiology
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 3 Lecture Hours
      • 2 Lab Hours
    • DCKL 5901 – Clerkship
      • 0-1 Contact Hours

    Year Two – Summer


    • CDPR 5001 – Preclinical Complete Dentures
      • 1-6 Contact Hours
      • 0-5 Lecture Hours
      • 0-1 Lab Hours
      • Lecture and laboratory sessions on the philosophy and technique in the fabrication of complete dentures are presented. Material includes, oral examinations, preliminary and final impressions, maxillomandibular records, denture tooth selection, factors and philosophies of denture occlusion, setting teeth in a non-balanced and a balanced lingualized occlusion, verifying maxillomandibular records, denture processing, correction of processing errors, completion and insertion of complete dentures and effective cusp angles.
    • CPRD 5001 – Basic Cardiac Life Support I
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
      • In this course the student completes a Basic Cardiac Life Support Healthcare Provider course according to the standards established by the American Heart Association. In addition, MCG emergency medical protocol is reviewed.
    • DANA 5003 – Neuroscience
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 3 Lecture Hours
      • 2 Lab Hours
      • This course presents the basic structure and function of the nervous system through lectures and laboratories. Case studies are used to correlate basic science information with clinical neuropathies of dental interest.
    • DPHM 5001 – Pharmacology and Therapeutics
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
      • This course is an introduction to pharmacology with emphasis on aspects of particular relevance to general dentistry.
    • DPHY 5002 – Physiological Foundation for Dentists
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
      • This is the second of two courses designed to present Physiology to dental students with a special emphasis placed on concepts and principles specifically related to dental practice. While this course provides dental students with an integrated knowledge of the functional systems of the human body, it also covers specific topics unique to dental practice such as: N2O sedation in dentistry; the diabetic patient; pregnancy gingivitis; and the relationship between calcium homeostasis and alveolar bone loss.
    • OBMP 5001 – Bioclinical Seminar I
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Lecture Hours
    • OCCL 5002 – Occlusal Analysis
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 4 Lecture Hours
      • 1 Lab Hour
    • OMFS 5001 – Local Anesthesia
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • PERI 5001 – Fundamentals of Periodontology
      • 1-3 Contact Hours
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • TXPL 5001 – Treatment Planning I
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • DCKL 5902 – Clerkship
      • 0-1 Credit Hours
      • Students participate in community health projects, screening clinics, health fairs, represent GHSU at meetings.

    Year Two – Fall


    • CDPR 5001 – Preclinical Complete Dentures
      • 1-6 Contact Hours
      • 0-5 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Lab Hours
      • Lecture and laboratory sessions on the philosophy and technique in the fabrication of complete dentures are presented. Material includes, oral examinations, preliminary and final impressions, maxillomandibular records, denture tooth selection, factors and philosophies of denture occlusion, setting teeth in a non-balanced and a balanced lingualized occlusion, verifying maxillomandibular records, denture processing, correction of processing errors, completion and insertion of complete dentures and effective cusp angles.
    • DANA 5004 – Systemic Anatomy
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 4 Lecture Hours
      • 2 Lab Hours
      • This course emphasizes the anatomical organization of axilla, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and upper and lower extremities. Dissection, models and movies of prosected material are used to study the human body on a systemic basis. Clinical correlations are emphasized. Clinical correlations to subjects such as radiographic interpretation, physical examination and spread of dental infection to thoracic mediastinum are emphasized.
    • DMIC 5001 – Oral Microbiology and Infection
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 3 Lecture Hours
      • This course presents lectures on microbiology and immunology, including microbial physiology, metabolism, genetics and mechanisms of pathogenesis and basic principles of immunology and immunological responses.
    • DPAT 5001 – Appl Pathology for Dentistry
      • 5 Contact Hours
      • 5 Lecture Hours
      • This course includes lectures and clinico-pathological conferences on the basic principles of disease, relevant histopathology and the underlying mechanism at the cellular and sub cellular level. The topics include cell pathology, inflammatory process, hemodynamic disturbances, genetic and metabolic disorders and neoplasia. In addition, pathology of the systemic organs is also covered.
    • FIXP 5001 – Fixed Prosthodontics I
      • 5 Contact Hours
      • 8 Lecture Hours
      • 2 Lab Hours
    • PERI 5002 – Non-Surgical Periodontics
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • PTSR 5901 – Introduction to Patient Service
      • 2-7 Contact Hours
      • 0-5 Lecture Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • RPDP 5001 – Removable Partial Dentures
      • 1-5 Contact Hours
      • 0-3 Lecture Hours
      • 0-1 Lab Hours
    • DCKL 5902 – Clerkship
      • 0-1 Credit Hours
      • Students participate in community health projects, screening clinics, health fairs, represent GHSU at meetings.

    Year Two – Spring


    • CDCL 5001 – Complete Dentures
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 5 Lecture Hours
      • 1 Lab Hour
      • This course extends the previously taught didactic and laboratory procedures to the clinic. A complete maxillary and mandibular denture is fabricated for an edentulous patient with major emphasis on correlating for the patient’s biological milieu with the clinical aspects of complete prosthodontics.
    • DMIC 5002 – Oral Microbiology and Infection
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 3 Lecture Hours
      • Pathogenesis, clinical features and diagnosis of bacterial, viral, rickettsial, and mycotic infections, particularly those that present with oral manifestations are presented in this course.
    • ENDO 5001 – Fundamentals of Endodontics
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 5 Lecture Hours
      • 2 Lab Hours
      • This course will introduce the student to the field of endodontics through lecture sessions and laboratory projects. At the conclusion of the course, the student shall be competent in the performance of endodontic procedures on extracted teeth. The student then will be scheduled in the Endodontic Block Clinic for endodontic treatment on extracted teeth mounted in the endodontic dentiform (endodontic simulations).
    • FIXP 5002 – Fixed Prosthodontics II
      • 4 Contact Hours
      • 8 Lecture Hours
      • 2 Lab Hours
    • OBMP 5002 – Bioclinical Seminar II
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • ORTH 5001 – Orthodontics I
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 3 Lecture Hours
      • 2 Lab Hours
    • PTSR 5901 – Introduction to Patient Service
      • 2-7 Contact Hours
      • 0-5 Lecture Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • RPDP 5001 – Removable Partial Dentures
      • 1-5 Contact Hours
      • 0-3 Lecture Hours
      • 0-1 Lab Hours
    • DCKL 5902 – Clerkship
      • Students participate in community health projects, screening clinics, health fairs, represent GHSU at meetings.
      • 0-1 Credit Hours

    Year Three – Summer


    • DPAT 5002 – Clinical Pathology Conferences
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
      • This course is comprised of clinico-pathologic conferences encompassing differential diagnosis of systemic diseases. These conferences include “case studies” of diseases with emphasis on pathogenesis relative to clinical manifestations with implications for patient management during treatment of oral disease. Fundamentally, this course is conducted in a problem-solving format.
    • ENDO 5901 – Endodontic Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
      • This course consists of the successful completion of the following procedures: 1. Diagnostic testing exercise which includes performing endodontic diagnostic testing on a classmate. 2. Apex locator simulation practical seminar. 3. Simulated clinical procedures on five extracted teeth mounted in the Endodontic Dentoform.
    • OBMP 5002 – Bioclinical Seminar II
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • OBMP 5003 – Special Topics in Oral Biology
      • 4 Contact Hours
      • 8 Lecture Hours
    • TMDT 5001 – Diagnosis/Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
      • Diagnosis and treatment concepts of Temporomandibular Disorders will be presented.
    • OCCL 5901 – Occlusion Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • ODOM 5901 – Oral Medicine Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • ODOM 5902 – Oral Diagnosis & Treat Planning
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 2 Other Hours
    • OMFS 5002 – Fundamentals of Oral Surgery
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
    • OMFS 5901 – Oral Surgery Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • PERI 5003 – Surgical Periodontics
      • 1 Contact Hour
    • PERI 5901 – Periodontic Clinic
      • 1-2 Contact Hours
      • 1-2 Other Hours
    • PROS 5901 – Prosthodontics Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • PTSR 5902 – Patient Services
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • RADD 5002 – Dental Radiologic Interpretation
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
    • REST 5901 – Restorative Clinic
      • 2-10 Contact Hours
      • 0-6 Other Hours
    • DCKL 5903 – Clerkship
      • 0-1 Credit Hours

    Year Three – Fall


    • DMAT 5001 – Dental Materials
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 3 Lecture Hours
      • 2 Lab Hours
      • This course is specifically designed to acquaint the third year student dentist with characteristic properties of polymers, ceramics and metals as they relate to the science of Materials Engineering. It is the specific goal of this course to relate these material concepts to their clinical applications, providing the student with the ability to discern differences between materials failure and technique problems, as well as to provide a basis for rational selection of restorative dental materials.
    • DPHM 5002 – Pharmacology and Therapeutics
      • 5 Contact Hours
      • 5 Lecture Hours
      • This course will provide the student with a working understanding of pharmacology and pharmaco-therapeutics as applied to dental practice. Further, this course includes the pharmacology of drugs that affect the central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular system and endocrine function. Students will become familiar with drugs used in dental practice and the drugs that the patients may be taking for medical conditions.
    • ENDO 5901 – Endodontic Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
      • This course consists of the successful completion of the following procedures: 1. Diagnostic testing exercise which includes performing endodontic diagnostic testing on a classmate. 2. Apex locator simulation practical seminar. 3. Simulated clinical procedures on five extracted teeth mounted in the Endodontic Dentoform.
    • ESTD 5001 – Esthetic Restorative Dentistry
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
      • 1 Lab Hour
    • OCCL 5901 – Occlusion Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • ODOM 5901 – Oral Medicine Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • ODOM 5902 – Oral Diagnosis & Treat Planning
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 2 Other Hours
    • OMFS 5901 – Oral Surgery Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • ORTH 5002 – Orthodontics II
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
    • PERI 5901 – Periodontic Clinic
      • 1-2 Contact Hours
      • 1-2 Other Hours
    • PROS 5001 – Advanced Prosthodontics
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 3 Lecture Hours
      • 2 Lab Hours
    • PROS 5901 – Prosthodontics Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • PTSR 5902 – Patient Services
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • REST 5001 – Fixed Prosthodontics Seminar
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • REST 5901 – Restorative Clinic
      • 2-10 Contact Hours
      • 0-6 Other Hours
    • DCKL 5903 – Clerkship
      • 0-1 Credit Hours
      • Students participate in community health projects, screening clinics, health fairs, represent GHSU at meetings.

    Year Three – Spring


    • CPRD 5002 – Basic Cardiac Life Support II
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
      • In this course the student completes a Basic Cardiac Life Support Healthcare Provider course according to the standards established by the American Heart Association. In addition, MCG emergency medical protocol is reviewed.
    • DIVD 5001 – Diversity Issues and Language
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lab Hour
      • This is a lecture course which reviews opportunities in the profession of dentistry with emphasis on private practice, public health and opportunities in rural areas. This course also provides epidemiologic information on dentistry in Georgia as well as some training in cultural sensitivity.
    • DPAT 5003 – Oral Pathology
      • 5 Contact Hours
      • 5 Lecture Hours
      • This course examines the etiology and pathogenesis of oral and paraoral diseases in basic oral & maxillofacial pathology. The subject matter includes an introduction and biopsy techniques, developmental defects and anomalies, abnormalities of teeth, pupal/periapical diseases, periodontal diseases, bacterial infections, fungal and protozoal diseases, viral infections, physical and chemical injuries, allergies and immunologic diseases, oral cancer and epithelial pathology, and salivary gland pathology. The course is conducted via lectures coupled with clinico-pathology conferences which emphasize the development of a differential diagnosis and establishment of a final diagnosis.
    • EDSC 5901 – Emergency Dental Services
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Other Hour
      • Emergency Dental Services (EDS) provides students with the experiences necessary for them to be competent in the management of patients’ dental emergencies. During rotation through the clinic, the student will encounter and treat the majority of dental emergencies which are commonly seen in dental practice including those of pulpal and periodontal origin, traumatic origin and those resulting from treatment failures. The scope of services will include extractions, pulpectomy, excavations, restorations, prescriptions for medications, occlusal adjustments, referrals, biopsies, re-cementation of restorations and I & D for special cases. The students will be instructed on the administration of an abbreviated health history, a consent form, and the management of the record using the problem oriented SOAP format.
    • ENDO 5902 – Endodontic Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
      • This course consists of the performance of endodontic procedures that are indicated for patients. Each case must be treatment planned to include the endodontic therapy as well as the definitive restoration.
    • IMPL 5001 – Introduction to Oral Implantology
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • OCCL 5901 – Occlusion Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hour
      • 0-1 Other Hour
    • ODOM 5003 – Medically Complex Patient
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 3 Lecture Hours
    • ODOM 5901 – Oral Medicine Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • ODOM 5902 – Oral Diagnosis & Treat Planning
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 2 Other Hours
    • OMFS 5003 – Advanced Oral Surgery
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • OMFS 5901 – Oral Surgery Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • ORTH 5901 – Orthodontic Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • PADM 5002 – Principles and Practice of Small Business Administration
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
    • PEDD 5001 – Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 4 Lecture Hours
      • 3 Lab Hours
    • PERI 5902 – Periodontic Clinic
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 2 Other Hours
    • PROS 5901 – Prosthodontics Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • PTSR 5903 – Patient Services
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 2 Other Hours
    • REST 5901 – Restorative Clinic
      • 2-10 Contact Hours
      • 0-6 Other Hours
    • TXPL 5002 – Treatment Planning II
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • DCKL 5903 – Clerkship
      • 0-1 Credit Hours
      • Students participate in community health projects, screening clinics, health fairs, represent GHSU at meetings.

    Year Four – Summer


    • COMC 5901 – Comprehensive Care
      • 5-19 Contact Hours
      • 28 Other Hours
      • The course is designed to equip the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver comprehensive care and be competent in all aspects of general dentistry. It is intended to allow the student the opportunity to complete the needed experiences in order to challenge competency examinations which assess the ability o the student to make independent clinical decisions.
    • ENDO 5902 – Endodontic Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
      • This course consists of the performance of endodontic procedures that are indicated for patients. Each case must be treatment planned to include the endodontic therapy as well as the definitive restoration.
    • OMFS 5901 – Oral Surgery Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • OMFS 5903 – Oral Surgery Hospital Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-2 Other Hours
    • ORTH 5901 – Orthodontic Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • PADM 5003 – Principls and Practice of Small Business Administration II
      • 3 Contact Hours
      • 3 Lecture Hours
    • PEDD 5901 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • DCKL 5904 – Clerkship
      • Students participate in community health projects, screening clinics, health fairs, represent GHSU at meetings.

    Year Four – Fall


    • COMC 5901 – Comprehensive Care
      • 5-19 Contact Hours
      • 28 Other Hours
      • The course is designed to equip the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver comprehensive care and be competent in all aspects of general dentistry. It is intended to allow the student the opportunity to complete the needed experiences in order to challenge competency examinations which assess the ability o the student to make independent clinical decisions.
    • DPAT 5004 – Clinical Oncology
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
      • This course is comprised of lectures and clinico-pathologic conferences, which primarily emphasize the diagnosis and management of malignant and benign lesions of the oral/perioral regions. Clinico-pathologic conferences are integrated for establishment of a differential diagnosis of lesions in the oral/perioral region as well as oral manifestations of systemic neoplasms.
    • DPHM 5003 – Pharmacology Seminar
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
      • This course is a seminar review and an update of pharmacologic topics. A National Board examination package has been assembled from the last 7 released exams. The questions are grouped according to topics and questions are identified by year. At each session, students will register their responses to selected questions (either exact or modifications of those which have appeared on the National Board Examinations) utilizing a computerized program. The program allows instantaneous display of percentile distribution of answers to each question and thereby class performance on each question. After students have attempted each question and results have been displayed, the faculty will provide information as to why a particular answer is correct and the distracters are wrong. The extent of discussion for each question will depend on the class performance on each question. Approximately 25-30 questions on designated topics will be attempted during each scheduled session.
    • ENDO 5002 – Endodontic Seminar
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
      • Seminars cover such topics as alternative endodontic techniques, endodontic surgery, rationale for case referral, and endodontic diagnosis. Students are also introduced to the endodontic literature with assignments of written reports of articles in the Journal of Endodontics.
    • ENDO 5902 – Endodontic Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
      • This course consists of the performance of endodontic procedures that are indicated for patients. Each case must be treatment planned to include the endodontic therapy as well as the definitive restoration.
    • MBDL 5901 – Mock Boards for Dental Licensure
      • 1-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-2 Lecture Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • ODOM 5004 – Oral Medicine
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • OMFS 5901 – Oral Surgery Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • OMFS 5903 – Oral Surgery Hospital Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-2 Other Hours
    • ORTH 5901 – Orthodontic Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • PEDD 5002 – Pediatric Dentistry Seminar
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lab Hour
    • PEDD 5003 – Dentistry for the Disabled Patient
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • PEDD 5901 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • PERI 5004 – Periodontology in a General Practice
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
    • IBTS 5001 – Indications Based Treatment Solutions
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Lecture Hours
      • Advanced treatment planning concepts will be presented to senior students.
    • DCKL 5904 – Clerkship
      • Students participate in community health projects, screening clinics, health fairs, represent GHSU at meetings.

    Year Four – Spring


    • COMC 5902 – Comprehensive Care
      • 15 Contact Hours
      • 30 Other Hours
      • The course is designed to equip the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver comprehensive care and be competent in all aspects of general dentistry. It is intended to allow the student the opportunity to complete the needed experiences in order to challenge competency examinations which assess the ability o the student to make independent clinical decisions.
    • ENDO 5902 – Endodontic Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
      • This course consists of the performance of endodontic procedures that are indicated for patients. Each case must be treatment planned to include the endodontic therapy as well as the definitive restoration.
    • ETHD 5002 – Ethics, Jurisprudence, and Dentistry
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
    • GERD 5001 – Introduction to Geriatric Dentistry
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 2 Lecture Hours
    • MBDL 5901 – Mock Boards for Dental Licensure
      • 1-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-2 Lecture Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • SCCP 5001 – Senior Comprehensive Case Portfolio Series
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 1 Lecture Hour
      • Senior students will present comprehensive care patients they have completed.
    • OMFS 5902 – Oral Surgery Clinic
      • 1 Contact Hour
      • 2 Other Hours
    • OMFS 5903 – Oral Surgery Hospital Clinic
      • 0-2 Contact Hours
      • 0-2 Other Hours
    • ORTH 5901 – Orthodontic Clinic
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Other Hours
    • PEDD 5902 – Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
      • 2 Contact Hours
      • 4 Other Hours
    • IBTS 5001 – Indications Based Treatment Solutions
      • 0-1 Contact Hours
      • 0-1 Lecture Hours
      • Advanced treatment planning concepts will be presented to senior students.
    • DCKL 5904 – Clerkship
      • Students participate in community health projects, screening clinics, health fairs, represent GHSU at meetings.

    Mission

    In supporting the Augusta University Mission, The Dental College of Georgia will provide leadership and excellence in oral health education, research, clinical care and service.

    Interviewing

    Augusta conducts interviews from late August to early December. Interviewees participate in two one-on-one interviews with current faculty members.

    Contact Information

    1120 15th Street
    Augusta, GA 30912
    Phone: (706) 721-2117
    Fax: (706) 721-6276
    Website: https://www.augusta.edu/dentalmedicine/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AUGDCG/

    Admissions and Student Affairs

    Dr. Carole Hanes
    Associate Dean for Students, Admissions, and Alumni
    Office Address: GC 5022
    Phone: (706) 721-3587

    Financial Aid

    Ms. Edith Marshall
    Assistant Director of Financial Aid
    Office Address: DA 2015
    Phone: (706) 721-4901
    Email: emarshall@augusta.edu
    Website: https://www.augusta.edu/finaid/

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Dr. Quincy J. Byrdsong
    Vice President of Academic Planning and Strategic Initiatives
    Chief Diversity Officer
    Office Address: AA 2028
    Office Phone: (706) 721-9265
    Email: qbyrdsong@augusta.edu

    Housing

    Mr. Dale Hartenburg
    Assistant Vice President of Student Services
    Office Address: DA 2009
    Phone: (706) 721-3356
    Email: dhartenburg@augusta.edu

    International Students

    Ms. Beverly Tarver
    Senior Coordinator, International Services
    Office Address: AA 2013
    Phone: (706) 721-0670
    Email: btarver@augusta.edu

    References