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College of Dental Medicine

Improving the Nation’s Oral Health

Despite all, we know about the importance of oral health to overall health, to people’s self-esteem, and to their employability, state and federal policies continually sell dental care short.

Most states spend 2 percent or less of their Medicaid budgets on dental services. An estimated 164 million work hours are lost each year due to oral disease.

The American Dental Association is committed to improving the nation’s oral health through public education and through legislative advocacy to strengthen funding for dental services provided through public health programs.


Recent News

LMU-CDM faculty May 8, 2024 LMU-CDM Announces Promotions of Three Faculty Members

Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine (LMU-CDM) and Founding Dean and Academic Officer Denise Terese-Koch, DDS, FAGD, MBA, EDD, announces the promotion of three distinguished faculty members, recognizing their outstanding contributions to dental education and research. Ammaar Abidi, DDS, PhD, Modar Kassan, PhD, and Karima Ait-Aissa, PhD, have been elevated to prominent positions within the College reflecting their exemplary dedication and expertise.

Dr. Hoque Apu April 9, 2024 LMU-CDM Faculty Research Published in the “Biomedicines Journal”

Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine (LMU-CDM) Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Ehsanul Hoque Apu, DDS. M.Sc., Ph.D., led a collaborative team of scientists to conduct research and authored a review article which was accepted and published in the Biomedicines Journal. This work has been completed by a collaborative effort with Michigan State University (USA), University of Toronto (Canada) and University of Oulu (Finland).

Dr. Hoque Apu April 2, 2024 Assistant Professor Dr. Ehsanul Hoque Apu Presents Research Poster at NCI IMAT Annual Meeting

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Ehsanul Hoque Apu, DDS, MSc, PhD, at Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine (LMU-CDM), showcased pioneering research at the 24th Annual Principal Investigators Meeting for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) program December 5 to 8, 2023. The event, hosted by the University of Illinois Cancer Center at the University of Illinois Chicago, brought together leading researchers and professionals in the field of cancer research and clinical care.