Historically, students from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine achieve exceptionally high first time pass rates on the National Board Dental Exams, Parts I and II. Passing the exams is a requirement for licensure in the United States and is a strong indicator of student preparedness to practice dentistry. Students graduate with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree as some of the best general practitioners of dentistry in the country.
Additionally, graduates are offered several post graduate opportunities, including an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program and an Implant Fellowship program. Graduates also enjoy the opportunity to continue their dental education in graduate Endodontics and Periodontics through participation in cooperative programs between the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and the Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education.
New in 2015, the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine is accepting its inaugural class for the International Advanced Placement Program (IAPP). The new international program is designed to enable qualified dentists who have graduated from an acknowledged international dental school to pursue a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at our institution. Graduates of the program will have acquired the requisite knowledge and skills to engage in contemporary dental practice, and be eligible to take state and regional dental licensing examinations offered in the United States.