Accreditation Update

August 2021

Dean Kevin Keating of the California Northstate College of Dental Medicine is delighted to announce that the Commission on Dental Accreditation has granted Initial Accreditation status to California Northstate University, College of Dental Medicine.
Having received this Initial Accreditation, the College of Dental Medicine can now proceed with the application to the California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE) authorization to begin operation. We are working diligently to get through the BPPE process as our final step towards accepting and starting the initial class.

We particularly wish to thank the Sacramento District Dental Society and the California Dental Association for their sustained and continuing support for this program. A very heartfelt thanks goes out to the incredible members of my team who worked so hard for this result: Drs. Sheila Brear, Pinelopi Xenoudi, Rosemary Wu, Paul Glassman, and our consultants. This would not have been possible without the contributions of our talented staff.

I look forward to the start of the next adventure: Starting the program!

Kevin Keating, DDS, MS

Welcome Message

Welcome to the California Northstate University College of Dental Medicine.  We are America’s youngest dental school with a unique mission to gain the benefits of good oral health to the people of Northern California and beyond.  We intend to recruit the most committed and capable students, staff and faculty who are devoted to caring for the sick in an integrated health education and delivery environment.  We will seek out and serve those who otherwise do not have the means to care for their ailments and by helping them through improved oral health, improve their lives and the sustenance of their families, employers, friends, and their communities.  Making a better world through improved oral health truly begins with us.

We will care for those whose conditions are complex and require the care that an expert faculty in an integrated health care system in an academic health center can provide.  We will educate the next great generation of oral health professionals with a forward-thinking curriculum that emphasizes Human Systems, Odontology, Oral/Maxillofacial Studies, and Behavioral/Social Sciences.  Our education and our clinical care will emphasize the inter-professional teams and community resources needed to achieve desirable health outcomes.

To achieve this, you will find the College of Dental Medicine to have a remarkable array of students like you who see learning and practicing dental medicine as a life’s vocation worthy of the exceptional effort, talent, personal values, and desire to achieve excellence it requires.   You will be able to model your growth as a clinician with faculty and staff who will serve as role models in your development.  You will have the very best educational resources, clinical environments and faculty with which to care for patients and produce the highest levels of patient care.

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