Where Your Help is Needed: College of Dental Medicine
Since opening its doors in 1967, the MUSC College of Dental medicine has grown into one of the top dental colleges in the country, by almost every measure. Academically, its students consistently rank in the top quintile on their national board exams. As South Carolina's only dental school, the college is an important source of dentists in a state that is currently under-served in terms of dental care. About 75 percent of the college's graduates have chosen to remain in South Carolina, and over half the dentists now practicing in the state are MUSC graduates. Meanwhile, the college has rounded out its instructional and clinical programs with a greater emphasis on research, a step that is sure to put the college on the cutting edge of dental treatment and training.
The Medical University is now working to build a new, state of the art clinical education facility. The most important benefit the new structure will bring to the college is the space needed to accommodate a larger student body and incorporate new equipment and technologies. This will allow the college to not only optimize its dental training capabilities, but also boost its research and clinical services. Furthermore, it will enable the college to consolidate programs and resource, enhancing both efficiency promoting closer collaboration between researchers, instructors and clinicians. As a result, we will be able to enhance patient care and improve our ability to discover new treatments and cures for dental ailments. When the new facility is complete, the college will be re-named in honor of oral surgeon and MUSC President Emeritus James B. Edwards.
The College of Dental Medicine Annual Giving Program
Through the Annual Giving Program, you can help provide our students with the financial and educational resources they need to get the best education possible. The program supports a wide range of resources designed to support enhanced learning through the university, including:
- Student financial aid
- Equipment and teaching materials
- Classroom and laboratory renovations
- Expanded educational opportunities for students and alumni
- Emergency loans, student travel and student research
Because the program supports an "unrestricted" fund, it enables the college to meet needs as they arise - helping a student to attend a seminar, replacing broken equipment, or providing emergency scholarship funds. It is this flexibility and responsiveness to student needs that makes the College of Dental Medicine education a truly unique and exceptional one.
For more information, please contact:
Stephanie D. Oberempt
Director of Development, College of Dental Medicine
Charleston, SC 29425
Voice Mail: 843-792-6933
Cell Phone: 843-345-8579
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