College of Dental Medicine Brochure - 2022 Class

4 | Dental Medicine PREPARE FOR A DYNAMIC CAREER At NSU’s College of Dental Medicine (CDM), students receive the education and training needed to develop into highly qualified practitioners capable of delivering comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. Career opportunities are almost limitless. Students can • establish a solo practice in urban, suburban, or rural environments • join an existing practice • serve in the military • teach other dental students • find a niche in governmental agencies or dental organizations There are also advanced education options. Students can go on to specialize in such fields as endodontics, oral pathology, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, or dental public health. Under the tutelage of NSU-CDM’s nationally recognized faculty, students can take their places as leaders among oral health care providers. PURPOSE NSU-CDM aims 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 college is committed to ensuring graduates’ excellence in the art and science of dental medicine and their dedication to independent, lifelong learning. This mission requires graduates to be • knowledgeable in the biological sciences • clinically skilled • technologically proficient • compassionate • sensitive to the needs of the public • competent enough to join or work alongside an interdisciplinary primary care health team NSU-CDM 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 • guidance on how to provide culturally sensitive care to underserved and special-needs populations