Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry

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Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
Established 1905
Dean Dr. Lawrence Wolinsky
Location Dallas, Texas
Campus Urban
Phone Number (214) 828-8100
Website bcd.tamhsc.edu/

Coordinates: 32°47′21″N 96°46′55″W / 32.7890603°N 96.78207°W / 32.7890603; -96.78207

Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry (TAMBCD), located in Dallas, Texas (USA), is the dental education unit of the Texas A&M University System, and a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Almost two-thirds of all the dentists in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex received their education at Texas A&M and more than one-third of all dentists in Texas are graduates of the college. It is the largest single provider of oral health care services in The Metroplex.

With an enrollment of approximately 520 and more than 8,000 graduates, the college is internationally recognized for its oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care, and community service programs. The school provides the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene degrees, and graduate training in 8 dental specialties.[1]

Texas A&M was named one of the top four dental institutions nationwide for periodontology, endodontics, and geriatric dentistry by American Health Magazine. In 1997, through its Center for TeleHealth, TAMBCD became the nation's first dental school to successfully demonstrate the use of telecommunications technology for dental medicine through a long-distance patient consultation between dentists at the BCD campus and 175 dental professionals convened in Orlando, Florida.

Each year, the college completes more than 103,500 patient care visits, 45 percent of which benefit low-income individuals. Of the care it provides, the college donates $3.3 million in services to the community. The college produces the nation's only syndicated, weekly dental health news program, Dental Health Check.

History[edit]

TAMBCD started over 100 years ago as the State Dental School, a privately operated three-year school with 45 students in its initial class.

In 1918 the school's operations were taken over by Baylor University and the school was renamed Baylor University School of Dentistry.

The State of Texas took over operations in 1971, creating a non-profit corporation and renaming the school Baylor College of Dentistry. In 1996 TAMBCD was placed under the auspices of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. [2]

Academics[edit]

TAMBCD offers a four-year program leading to a doctor of dental surgery degree; a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene; several master's degree programs and a Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences; and post-doctoral degrees in the dental specialties.[citation needed] An M.D. program is offered in conjunction with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.[citation needed] The school also offers Continuing Education.

Location[edit]

TAMBCD is centrally located in Dallas, one mile east of the downtown business district, adjacent to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.[citation needed] Faculty also direct dental clinics at two local children's hospitals[where?] and provide oral health care services to: Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas VA Medical Center, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and Denton State Supported Living Center.

Address 3302 Gaston Avenue Dallas, TX 75246

Phone (214) 828-8100

Parking Information Garage entrance on Nussbaumer Street and Gaston Avenue [3]

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