Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
|Dean||Christian S. Stohler|
|Students||330 undergraduate students
84 graduate students
|Location||New York, NY, U.S.|
The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, often abbreviated CDM, is one of fourteen graduate and professional schools of Columbia University. It is located at 630 West 168th Street in Manhattan, New York City.
The College of Dental Medicine has developed a mission possessing a "tripartite commitment: education, patient care and research." Each year, approximately 75 students graduate from the DDS program at the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia.
The School of Dental and Oral Surgery traces its origin to 1852, as the New York College of Dentistry, later the New York College of Dental and Oral Surgery. In 1916 Columbia University, recognizing dentistry as an integral part of the health sciences, established its own school of dental education and absorbed both the New York Post-graduate School of Dentistry and the New York School of Dental Hygiene. In 1923, the New York College of Dentistry merged with the New York College of Dental and Oral Surgery to form the present School of Dental and Oral Surgery of Columbia University. In January 2006, the School of Dental and Oral Surgery was renamed the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
Like most American dental schools, the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia offers the following academic programs:
Biomedically based, 4-year program leading to a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
During the first 3 semesters, dental students at CDM take medical science courses along with students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The remaining 5 semesters of the curriculum focus on comprehensive clinical care.
Graduate Dental Education
• Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), 1 and 2-year programs
• General Practice Residency (GPR)
• Pediatric Dentistry
• Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
• Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
The orthodontic, periodontic and prosthodontic programs are available in both certificate and Master's degree tracts.
Program for Advanced Standing Students
The program for students with advanced standing at Columbia enables graduates of foreign dental schools to gain the training needed to practice in the United States. Successful completion of the two and a half-year program allows dentists from overseas to take licensing exams in any state.
The College of Dental Medicine provides unique opportunities for students able to participate in a second program at Columbia University. The five programs available include a joint DDS-PhD program in Bioinformatics, a DDS/MPH program in affiliation with the Mailman School of Public Health, a DDS/MBA program in affiliation with the Graduate School of Business, and a DDS/MA or MEd program in affiliation with Teachers College.
The College of Dental Medicine possesses several research facilities, including the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory as well as the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration.
The College of Dental Medicine produces a number of annual publications:
• Primus: annual alumni magazine of the College of Dental Medicine
• Primus Notes: bi-annual newsletter of the College of Dental Medicine
• Columbia Dental Review: annual clinical publication of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
• Journal of the William Jarvie Society: the Journal of the Student Honor and Research Society of the College of Dental Medicine
• College of Dental Medicine Bulletin: describes the mission, curriculum and courses of study at the College of Dental Medicine
• Dental Examiner: former publication of the Association of Dental Alumni, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Lamster stepping down
In March 2012, it was reported that Dean Lamster would be stepping down at the end of the academic year, after more than a decade as dean. On June 20, 2012, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger announced the appointment of CDM professor Ronnie Myers as interim dean. Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, was named dean of the College of Dental Medicine and senior vice president of Columbia University Medical Center, effective August 1, 2013. A leading expert on pain management and on jaw disorders such as temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJD), Dr. Stohler previously served as dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Columbia University: CDM – Mission
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- Columbia News: Lamster Stepping Down, March 1, 2012
- Ronnie Myers named interim dental school dean, June 20, 2012