CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS
The College of Dental Medicine is committed to offering programs that focus on current scientific and technological advances with an emphasis on practical application. Consistent with the belief that a lifetime of learning is necessary for continued competence in the health professions and that dental education must be a continuum that extends throughout one’s professional career, the College of Dental Medicine maintains a program of continuing education conferences and courses of varying lengths on diverse subjects. They are given throughout the academic year and are announced by special brochures, notices in publications, and special mailings.Continuing Education Courses at the College of Dental Medicine are designed to enable the practitioner to review and continue his or her educational experience in fields where research and its clinical application present constantly changing concepts of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.The College strives to offer courses that are relevant to the needs and interests of the participants. Courses must have a sound scientific base and ensure that a balanced view is presented.
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THE COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE - Celebrations for the 100th anniversary year begin in September 2016.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) was established in 1916 as the School of Dental and Oral Surgery, when the school became incorporated into Columbia University.
The Mission of the College of Dental Medicine (CDM) is to provide students, faculty, and staff an environment for excellence in the pursuit of oral health education, research, patient care, and community service, utilizing the vast resources of Columbia University, its Medical Center, and the metropolis in which it is located. CDM is committed to generating a climate of inquiry and learning that produces globally disseminated advancements in knowledge, and establishes the foundation for its students, faculty and staff to be leaders in patient care, teaching and scientific discovery that advances the oral and overall health of all. The College is committed to maintaining a culture of respect, tolerance, and concern for others among a diverse faculty, student body and patient population.