Accelerated Dental Program

Detroit Mercy Students

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry offers an opportunity to earn the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) to qualified graduates of foreign dental schools while under a part-time faculty contract within the School of Dentistry.

The purpose of this program is to provide dentists educated in foreign dental schools an opportunity to earn a DDS degree from an accredited U.S. dental school in order to help meet the educational requirements for eligibility for licensure in all states. It is also helpful to those planning an academic career in dental education and research as it provides valuable teaching experience.

The Accelerated Dental Program (ADP) is individualized to meet the educational needs of the student. It consists of didactic and clinical components distributed over a two-year program. The program begins in the Fall of the Academic Year (August) and ends in July of the second year. The administration is able to consider offering a one or two year extention program of their discretion.  Tuition rates depend on the length of the program.

The program consists of a minimum of two years, all of which must be completed at the University of Detroit Mercy (transfer students will not be considered). The program may extend beyond the two-year period to meet an individual's educational needs. 

*Acceptance into the accelerated dental program also depends on the educational and faculty personnel needs of the School of Dentistry, which may vary each year.

Please note: You must have an ADA accredited post-graduate dental specialty degree or certificate from at least a two-year United States or Canadian program in clinical dentistry to be eligible to apply to the Accelerated Dental Program.

Curriculum / Cost

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    2 Year Track

    Revised: 7/31

    2 Year Track

    Matriculation Date: August 2019 // Anticipated Date of Graduation: August 2021

    Course Descriptions

    FALL TERM (First Year) 2019

    DBS 6030-Integrated Biomedical Sciences, 2 cr hr, M Siddiqi

    DPE 6050-Principles of Surgical Dentistry, 2 cr hr, Palanci

    DRD 6040-Principles of Restorative Dentistry, 3 cr hr, Chitre/Palanci

    DPD 6010- Orthodontics, DEF, S. Al-Qawasmi

    DOD 6010- Radiology Clinic, DEF, S. Legel

    WINTER TERM (First Year) 2020

    DOM 6010-Radiology Clinic, 1 cr hr, Legal

    DOD 6010-Orthodontics, DEF, Al-Qawasmi

    DENT 6000-Comprehensive Patient Care I, DEF, Palanci

    DENT 6010-Advanced Concepts in Clinic Dentistry Seminar I, DEF, Rodrigues/M. Campos

     

    SUMMER TERM (Second Year) 2020

    DPD 6010-Pediatric Lectures and Behavior Management, DEF, S. Atwan

    DSD 6010-Patient Management, DEF, J. Palanci

    DENT 6000-Comprehensive Patient Care I, DEF, J. Palanci

    DENT 6010-Advanced Concepts in Clinic Dentistry Seminar I, DEF, V. M. Campos

    FALL TERM (Second Year) 2020

    DPD 6210-Pediatric Clinic, DEF, S. Atwan

    DSD 6010-Patient Management, DEF, J. Palanci

    DENT 6000-Comprehensive Patient Care I, DEF, J. Palanci

    DENT 6010-Advanced Concepts in Clinical Dentistry Seminar I, DEF, M. Campos

     

    WINTER TERM (Second Year) 2021

    DENT 6000-Comprehensive Patient Care I, DEF, J. Palanci

    DENT 6010-Advanced Concepts in Clinical Dentistry Seminar I, DEF, V. Rodrigues/M. Campos

     

    SUMMER TERM (Second Year) 2021

    DENT 6000-Comprehensive Patient Care I, 26 cr hr, Palanci

    DENT 6010-Advanced Concepts in Clinic Dentistry Seminar I, 1 cr hr, M. Campos

    Elective Course: Independent Researchm, 10 cr hr, A. Patel

    (Tuition and Fees are Subject to Change)

    Matriculation Date: August 2019  // Anticipated Date of Graduation: August 2021

    Tuition and Fees Exclusively for the 2 Year Track Accelerated Dental Students Beginning their program in the Academic Year 2019-2021

    Calendar Year: 2018-2019

    Year 1

    Year 2

    *Tuition:              

    $23,268.00

    $23,268.00

    *Tuition & Fees are based on the 2019-2012 Academic Year and are exclusive for the Accelerated Dental Student.  Tuition and Fees are subject to change.