Top universities offering Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree Program:

West Virginia University
- In the WVU School of Dentistry, a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree is offered for those who wish to become dentists.
- The University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Admission to the UMKC School of Dentistry's DDS program is very competitive.
- The Doctor of Dental Surgery is fully accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Virginia Commonwealth University
- The curriculum in the dental school is organized into a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree.
- The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and first-professional degrees.

The University of Melbourne (Australia)
- The Doctor of Dental Surgery is a professional postgraduate degree of 4 years duration.
- It will lead to registration as a general dental practitioner with the Dental Practice Boards throughout Australia and in New Zealand.
- The Melbourne Dental School is ranked as the leading dental research organisation in Australia by the Department of Education, Science and Training. Globally it has been ranked together with the leading dental schools at Harvard University and the University of Toronto based on the achievements of its staff and students.

Newcastle University (UK)
- The Doctor of Dental Surgery is a research degree programme for dentists.
- Duration: Full time two years, or Part time four years.
- In the Times Good University Guide 2010 (compiled using DLHE data) Newcastle University is ranked 12th in the UK in terms of 'Graduate Prospects'.

University of Alberta (Canada)
- The Department of Dentistry in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry offers a four-year program leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).
- The DDS program is accredited through the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

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