Policies and Procedures


The College of Dental Medicine, within an exceptional academic environment, supports students and faculty as they aspire for preeminence in dentistry, education and science.

The College values

  • Alignment with the mission of Columbia University
  • Respect, inclusiveness and diversity among staff. Students, faculty and patients
  • Integration of oral health as part pf overall health for the individual and the community
  • Fiscal responsibility, social justice, community transformation, and global impact


  • Maintains and environment effectively supporting and nurturing its human, physical and fiscal resources.
  • Supports excellence in opportunities, innovation, methods, evaluation and quality of its educational programs.
  • Ensures appropriate and compassionate oral health care for individuals and responsiveness to community needs.
  • Advances scientific research and scholarly effort in the basic, oral health and social sciences and in education.

On this website you will find CDM Student Policies aligned with achieving the CDM Mission. There are also University-wide policies that all Columbia University schools must adhere to.  Again, please make sure you are informed of these policies; it’s usually the case that students do not learn about them until they become pertinent to your particular situation but I encourage you to educate yourself about these policies before you may need to reference them.

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