Three-Year DDS Program

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is the only dental school in the United States where you can complete a four-year academic curriculum in just three calendar years. Our challenging, year-round academic program prepares graduates to provide excellent quality dental care to the public and to enter a changing world that will require them to be lifelong learners.

The 36-month curriculum leading to the degree of doctor of dental surgery begins in July and is divided into 12 quarters, each consisting of 10 weeks of instruction, one week of examinations and a vacation period of varying length (between one and four weeks). Our DDS program combines basic biomedical, preclinical, and clinical science subjects with applied behavioral sciences, offering students the opportunity to grow into well-rounded doctors who treat patients with skill and compassion.