Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Welcome to Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine – South Jordan Campus (CODM). Roseman’s CODM was founded in 2007 at the Henderson, Nev. Campus with an initial program offering of Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency (AEODO), combined with a Master in Business Administration (MBA). In 2010 we broke ground on a new building at the South Jordan, Utah campus and in August 2011, we enrolled the inaugural class in Utah’s first four-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program.
Roseman has a well-established history of leadership in health sciences education, and the DMD program is no different. The CODM utilizes Roseman’s innovative mastery learning model, with courses organized in a block curriculum. Rather than competing with other students to achieve high grades on a “curve”, students work together and everyone is expected to achieve competency at a high level in order to progress through the program.
Students at Roseman CODM also experience a unique classroom setting, with interactive and immersive technology, and state-of-the-art equipment that allows students and faculty to connect using a variety of instructional techniques, moving beyond the traditional lecture format.
As a non-profit institution of higher learning, Roseman does not have conventional academic departments. Instead, faculty from programs throughout the university work in an interdisciplinary setting to determine the best direction for teaching and curriculum. This inter-professional approach allows Roseman CODM faculty to be leaders in dental education while drawing on the knowledge of the pharmacy and nursing professionals they work alongside. Both faculty and students can participate in interdisciplinary teaching and research with pharmacy, nursing, and the MBA program.
Student dentists provide affordable comprehensive dental care to the local community under the supervision of faculty who are licensed Utah dentists, getting hands-on training in addition to clinical simulations in a lab. Our competency-based approaches maximize practical education so the transition from classroom to active patient care is seamless.
We hope that students will not see this as merely a place to take classes for a DMD degree, but as a place where they can develop lifelong colleagues with your peers, your instructors, and the faculty and staff at the Roseman CODM.
We believe that dental medicine is an honorable profession, and we will provide every student with the specific knowledge and skills to become dental professionals. We hope you will also embrace the values we believe in — that the welfare of your patient takes precedence over all other priorities, that we hold the public’s trust, and that we must commit to build and sustain these values in order to uphold that trust.
The opportunity to be part of a new program and create an innovative direction for dental education does not come often, and we are excited that you are considering our program for your pre-doctoral dental education.
Frank W. Licari, DDS, MPH, MBA
Dean, College of Dental Medicine
South Jordan, Utah