Person Centered. Future Focused.

For all the reasons you’ve chosen dental medicine as your passion, the place to pursue your dreams is Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine. As the first private dental college established in Florida, NSU is committed to preparing extraordinary students to enrich the world through innovative and impactful programs, clinical experience, and research opportunities. Our graduates become compassionate, patient-focused leaders who deliver comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages.

Students can go on to specialize in such fields as endodontics, oral pathology, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, or dental public health. NSU’s long tradition of service learning in its doctoral and postdoctoral programs provides the skill, confidence, proficiency, and certification you need to become an outstanding clinician and make the world a better place—one smile at a time.

Why Earn Your Degree at NSU's College of Dental Medicine?

Dental Programs That Take You to the Top of Your Field

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The Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) prepares general dentists, during the four year curriculum, to serve their patients and community with clinical excellence and compassion.

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Highly competitive dental residencies provide advanced education across a range of dental disciplines and specialties.

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Graduates of non-U.S. dental schools will appreciate our advanced three-year curriculum resulting in a D.M.D. degree.

Explore Our Departments

NSU's College of Dental Medicine offers predoctoral and postdoctoral residency programs in a range of specialized departments, offering varying educational opportunities to the future of oral health care providers.

Continuing Education

Stay current and advance your practice through professional development.
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Courses and Events

High-quality professional development courses cover the most current information.

Advanced Certificates

Earn a continuing education (CE) certificate that demonstrates your competency in highly focused topics.

Remediation Programs

A custom-education program of varying length that is open to Florida-licensed dentists who require Board Of Dentistry mandated remediation; this program may involve direct patient care.

Our diverse student body trains in a challenging learning environment with a dedicated and caring faculty. Innovation is ongoing at the College of Dental Medicine—the teaching of dentistry's unprecedented new technologies is at the core of our progressive curriculum. NSU provides one of the best academic settings in which to pursue a dental education."

Steven I. Kaltman, D.M.D., M.D., FACS | Dean, College of Dental Medicine
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Patient Care

Our dental clinics offer a wide range of options to help improve your dental needs.
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Student Clinic

Our patients have access to a full range of dental services and providers in student clinics that are just like a typical dentist office. Our dentists-in-training and residents work with experienced dentists to provide you an exceptionally high level of care.

Urgent Care Clinic

Our Urgent Care clinic is strictly a walk-in clinic for emergencies only. Patients are treated on a first come, first served basis to help deal with pain and swelling.

Faculty Practice

The Faculty Practice experience provides a professional atmosphere in a private practice setting where patients receive quality dental care directly from our faculty staff members.


The Alumni Society of the College of Dental Medicine welcomes members to reconnect with NSU.
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Alumni of the College of Dental Medicine run their own network, the CDM Alumni Society and Friends. Get to know the board of directors and discover career opportunities in the field. The Alumni Society invites friends, faculty, staff, and all dental professionals to participate as associate members.
Connect With Alumni

Support the mission of Nova Southeastern University and Florida's first private dental college.
Give to the College of Dental Medicine

A Pathway to New Levels of Excellence

The College of Dental Medicine is part of the dynamic Health Professions Division (HPD) at NSU, with a student body of more than 8,000. HPD comprises eight distinctive colleges—dental, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, optometry, medical sciences, health care sciences, nursing, and allopathic medicine. Dental students take classes and interact with other health professional students in educational and clinical settings, community service activities, and social events.

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Fast-Track Your Career

Fulfill your interest in more than one disciplinary area with undergraduate or graduate-level dual degree options.

Bachelor's/D.M.D. Degree
(3+3 or 3+4)
D.M.D./Master of Business Administration
(Dual Degree)
D.M.D./Master of Public Health
(Dual Degree)

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