Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine

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    $313,814*
    125
    3,166
    3.77
    20.7
    Private
    1997
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    *Note: Cost calculation does not include living expenses, student loan interest, or loan origination fees. 

    Background

    Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine (NSUCDM) is a private dental school located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is the largest dental school in Florida and first opened in 1997.

    NSUCDM was the first dental school to open in collaboration with an established school of osteopathic medicine. The school conducts research in the fields of biomaterials development, clinical testing, pulp biology, stem cells, tissue engineering, elderly oral health, clinical product testing, regenerative medicine bioscience, oral epidemiology and oral health policy. NSUCDM offers advanced specialty training in the following disciplines: endodontics, operative dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and general dentistry.

    Tuition and Fees

    • Resident Tuition: $63,597
    • Non-Resident Tuition: $64,106
    • Annual Increase: 4-7%
    • Student Services Fee: $1,050
    • Health Insurance: 
      • First Year: $1,175
      • Second Year: $828
      • Third Year: $1,002
      • Fourth Year: $1,002
    • Books: 
      • First Year: $200
      • Second Year: $1,011
      • Third Year: $200
      • Fourth Year: $200
    • Total Resident Tuition and Fees with 5% annual increase: $313,814
    • Total Non-Resident Tuition and Fees with 5% annual increase: $316,118

    Curriculum

    Fall – Year 1

    COURSE NAME
    DMDGross Anatomy Lecture/Lab
    DMDBiochemistry and Nutrition
    DMDHistology
    DMDMicrobiology
    DMDPeriodontology I
    DMDEthics and Professionalism I
    DMDClinic Experience Rotation I
    DMDIntroduction to Multidisciplinary Record Keeping
    DMDIntegrated Restorative DentistrySciences I (IRDS) – Lecture
    DMDIntegrated Restorative DentistrySciences I (IRDS) – Lab
    DMDIntroduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry
    DMDPrimary Care and Public Health I

    Winter – Year 1

    COURSE NAME
    DMDNeuronatomy Lecture/Lab
    DMDPhysiology
    DMDImmunology
    DMDPathology I
    DMDPeriodontology I (continued from Fall)
    DMDOral Histology
    DMDIntroduction to Clinical Periodontology
    DMDEthics and Professionalism II
    DMDClinic Experience Rotation II (cont’d to summer term)
    DMDIntroduction to Multidisciplinary Record Keeping
    DMDIntegrated Restorative DentistrySciences II (IRDS) – Lecture
    DMDIntegrated Restorative DentistrySciences II (IRDS) – Lab
    DMDPrimary Care and Public Health (cont’d from Fall term)

    Summer – Year 1

    COURSE NAME
    DMDCraniofacial Growth and Development
    DMDPathology II
    DMDClinic Experience Rotation II (cont’d from winter term)

    Fall – Year 2

    COURSE NAME
    DMDPeriodontology II
    DMDPharm/Anesth/Loc Anesth I
    DMDEndodontics Lecture (cont’d from Summer)
    DMDEndodontics Laboratory (cont’d from Summer)
    DMDFixed Prosthodontics II Lecture
    DMDFixed Prosthodontics II Laboratory
    DMDIntroduction to Pediatric Dentistry
    DMDRemovable Prosthodontics I Lecture
    DMDRemovable Prosthodontics I Laboratory
    DMDQA/Recare Clinic Rotation (cont’d from Summer term)
    DMDQA/Recare Clinic Rotation (cont’d from Summer term)
    DMDRadiology I Preclinic Laboratory **
    DMDInternal Medicine
    DMDPharmacology I
    DMDSpecial Needs Dentistry

    Winter – Year 2

    COURSE NAME
    DMDPeriodontology III
    DMDPharm/Anesth/Loc Anesth II
    DMDClinical Endodontics Lecture
    DMDOral and Maxillofacial Diagnosis I
    DMDOral and Maxillofacial Surgery I
    DMDPediatric Dentistry Lecture
    DMDPediatric Dentistry Laboratory
    DMDOrthodontics Lecture and Laboratory
    DMDRemovable Prosthodontics II Lecture
    DMDRemovable Prosthodontics II Laboratory
    DMDCPD – Integrated Case-Based Lecture/Lab
    DMDIntroduction to Comprehensive Treatment Planning
    DMDaxiUm EHR Treatment Planning Module
    DMDQA/Recare Clinic Rotation I (cont’d from Fall term)
    DMDPeriodontology Clinic (cont’d from Fall term)
    DMDRadiology I Preclinic Laboratory (cont’d from Fall term)
    DMDIntroduction to Oral Medicine
    DMDPharmacology II

    Summer – Year 2

    COURSE #
    DMDClinic Orientation
    DMDLab and Clinical Application of Occlusion
    DMDClinical Restorative Dentistry I
    DMDClinical Fixed Prosthodontics I
    DMDClinical Removable Prosthodontics I
    DMDClinical Periodontology I
    DMDClinical Periodontology Rotation
    DMDClinical Endodontics I
    DMDClinical Pediatric Dentistry I
    DMDClinical OMFS I
    DMDClinical Radiology I
    DMDQA/Recare Clinic Rotation I (cont’d to Fall term)

    Fall – Year 3

    COURSE NAME
    DMDPeriodontology IV
    DMDOral and Maxillofacial Diagnosis II
    DMDOral and Maxillofacial Surgery II
    DMDImplant Restorative Dentistry
    DMDCosmetic Dentistry Lecture
    DMDCosmetic Dentistry Laboratory
    DMDEvidence Based Dentistry in Clinical Practice
    DMDClinical Restorative Dentistry I
    DMDClinical Fixed Prosthodontics I
    DMDClinical Removable Prosthodontics I
    DMDClinical Periodontology I
    DMDClinical Periodontology Rotation
    DMDClinical Endodontics I
    DMDClinical Pediatric Dentistry I
    DMDClinical OMFS I
    DMDClinical Radiology I
    DMDQA/Recare Clinic Rotation I
    DMDOrthodontic Clinical Co-Management

    Winter – Year 3

    COURSE NAME
    DMDOral and Maxillofacial Diagnosis III
    DMDCommon Oral Conditions
    DMDAdvanced Clinical Occlusion
    DMDTMD
    DMDBehavioral Science
    DMDComprehensive Treatment Planning
    DMDIntroduction to the Dental Profession
    DMDSpecial Needs Dentistry
    DMDClinical Restorative Dentistry I
    DMDClinical Fixed Prosthodontics I
    DMDClinical Removable Prosthodontics I
    DMDClinical Periodontology I
    DMDClinical Periodontology Rotation
    DMDClinical Endodontics I
    DMDClinical Pediatric Dentistry I
    DMDClinical OMFS I
    DMDQA/Recare Clinic Rotation I
    DMDClinical Radiology I
    DMDOrthodontic Clinical Co-Management

    Summer – Year 3

    COURSE NAME
    DMDClinical Restorative Dentistry II
    DMDClinical Fixed Prosthodontics II
    DMDClinical Removable Prosthodontics II
    DMDCAD/CAM Dentistry
    DMDClinical Periodontology II
    DMDClinical Endodontics II
    DMDClinical Pediatric Dentistry II
    DMDClinical OMFS II
    DMDClinical Radiology II
    DMDQA/Recare Clinic Rotation III
    DMDExtramural Primary Care Rotation
    DMDClinical Emergency Dentistry Rotation
    DMDCommunity Dentistry Rotation

    Fall – Year 4

    COURSE NAME
    DMDPractice Management
    DMDRegional Board Prep
    DMDAdvanced Treatment Planning
    DMDClinical Restorative Dentistry II
    DMDClinical Fixed Prosthodontics II
    DMDClinical Removable Prosthodontics II
    DMDClinical Periodontology II
    DMDClinical Endodontics II
    DMDClinical Pediatric Dentistry II
    DMDClinical OMFS II
    DMDClinical Radiology II
    DMDQA/Recare Clinic Rotation III
    DMDExtramural Primary Care Rotation
    DMDCommunity Dentistry Rotation
    DMDOral Manifestations of Disease

    Winter – Year 4

    COURSE NAME
    DOJanuary or February – Underserved Selective
    DMDRegional Board Prep
    DMDClinical Oral Medicine Case Presentations
    DMDClinical Restorative Dentistry II
    DMDClinical Fixed Prosthodontics II
    DMDClinical Removable Prosthodontics II
    DMDClinical Periodontology II
    DMDClinical Endodontics II
    DMDClinical Pediatric Dentistry II
    DMDClinical OMFS II
    DMDClinical Radiology II
    DMDQA/Recare Clinic Rotation III
    DMDClinical Emergency Dentistry Rotation
    DMDExtramural Primary Care Rotation
    DMDCommunity Dentistry Rotation

    Mission

    The mission of the College of Dental Medicine (CDM) is to educate students to become competent in all phases of the general practice of dental medicine and postdoctoral residents to become proficient in their respective specialty fields. The CDM is committed to ensuring graduates’ excellence in the art and science of dental medicine and their commitment to independent, lifelong learning. This mission requires graduates to be knowledgeable in the biological sciences, clinically skilled, technologically proficient, compassionate, and sensitive to the needs of the public. The graduate will be competent to function as a member of, or in conjunction with, an interdisciplinary primary care health team.

    The College of Dental Medicine fosters leadership and excellence in dental education through a commitment to

    • recruitment and retention of the highest caliber of self-motivated students, residents, and faculty members
    • innovative teaching methods, research, scholarship, professionalism, and ethical principles
    • continuing education
    • service to the local, national, and international communities

    The College of Dental Medicine has a special commitment to educate students and residents to provide culturally sensitive care to the underserved and special needs populations.

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