Baylor College of Dentistry

College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Ave
Dallas TX 75246

As a distinguished resource for dental education in Texas for more than 100 years, Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas is dedicated to combining higher education and research with community service.

The college opened its doors in 1905, was affiliated with Baylor University from 1918 to 1971 and spent the next 25 years as an independent, private institution.

In 1996, the college entered an entirely new era as a member of The Texas A&M University System. In 1999, the college became a founding member of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. The college's current name, Texas A&M College of Dentistry, reflects the college's alliance with Texas A&M University, which occurred in 2013.

Texas A&M College of Dentistry is a synergistic environment where students learn life lessons -- in addition to dental medicine -- from a diverse patient population. These patients help prepare the dental school's students for the real-life challenges and opportunities awaiting them upon graduation.

The college also graduates the largest number of dental hygienists with bachelor's degrees in the state.

The college recognizes the importance of making opportunities available for graduates to enter a post-graduate experience prior to licensure.

Therefore, in addition to the doctor of dental surgery and bachelor's degree in dental hygiene, the college offers a variety of postdoctoral certificate and degree programs that now reaches all four years of the dental curriculum.

Since its founding, the college has graduated more than 9,000 dentists and dental hygienists. The college is known internationally for producing excellent clinicians. More than half of all the dentists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area received their dental education at the college, and nearly one-third of all dentists in Texas are Texas A&M College of Dentistry graduates. Enrollment for the 2013-2014 academic year was 594, and 93 percent of dental graduates during the same period were licensed in Texas.

The Texas A&M College of Dentistry, located in Dallas, Texas, United States, is the dental school of Texas A&M University and is a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

The school provides the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene degrees, and graduate training in 8 dental specialties and as of February 2013 had an enrollment of 594.

The College of Dentistry started over 100 years ago as the State Dental College, a privately operated three-year school which had four graduates in its first class.

In 1918 the school's operations were taken over by Baylor University and the school was renamed Baylor University School of Dentistry.

The State of Texas took over operations in 1971, creating a non-profit corporation and renaming the school Baylor College of Dentistry. In 1996, the College of Dentistry was placed under the auspices of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. In 1997, through its Center for TeleHealth, TAMBCD became the nation's first dental school to successfully demonstrate the use of telecommunications technology for dental medicine through a long-distance patient consultation between dentists at the BCD campus and 175 dental professionals convened in Orlando, Florida. On June 1, 2016 Texas A&M announced that as of August 1, 2016, the dental school would be officially renamed "Texas A&M College of Dentistry."

TAMCD offers a four-year program leading to a doctor of dental surgery degree; a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene; several master's degree programs and a Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences; and post-doctoral degrees in the dental specialties.[1] An M.D. program is offered in conjunction with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The school also offers Continuing Education.

Almost two-thirds of all the dentists in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex received their education at the College of Dentistry, and more than one-third of all dentists in Texas are graduates of the college; more than 9000 dentists and hygienists have graduated from the college. It is the largest single provider of oral health care services in the Metroplex. Each year, the college completes more than 103,500 patient care visits, 45 percent of which benefit low-income individuals. Of the care it provides, the college donates $3.3 million in services to the community. The college produces the nation's only syndicated, weekly dental health news program, Dental Health Check.


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