Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
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The four-year predoctoral program prepares students to provide basic health promotion and disease prevention, diagnose and develop treatment plans, analyze complex medical and dental cases, and achieve competency in all areas defined for general practitioners. The competency-based curriculum also reflects the school’s commitment to supporting the development of professionalism, life-long learning, and synthesis of clinical and biomedical science concepts.
An essential part of the training of students at Pitt Dental is to learn and practice clinical concepts that involve administering anesthesia, dental hygiene, cleaning, and other facets of dental examination and care. To facilitate this training, part of the educational experience at Pitt Dental requires students to serve as patients for other students.