Students within the School of Dental Medicine are able to pursue a four-year Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, a two-year Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, a dual degree in public health (DMD/MPH) or business administration (DMD/MBA), a combined PhD or master’s in oral biology and certificate program in orthodontics, as well as two other residency certificate programs in general practice or pediatric dentistry.

Doctoral Programs

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Doctor of Dental Medicine (4-Year Program)

Successful graduates will earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and be eligible to sit for the state licensure exam.

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Doctor of Dental Surgery (2-Year Program for International Dentists)

This is an advanced standing program for dentists from non-CODA-accredited dental schools who are interested in practicing in the United States.

Dual Degrees

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Master of Business Administration & Doctor of Dental Medicine

The dual Master of Business Administration & Doctorate of Dental Medicine (MBA and DMD) program is designed for those who seek business leadership opportunities within the field of dentistry.

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Master of Public Health & Doctor of Dental Medicine

The Master of Public Health & Doctorate in Dental Medicine track allows dental students to gain a deeper understanding of disease prevention, medical delivery, and health promotion at an individual and population level within the field of dentistry.

Advanced Education

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Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and a Doctor of Philosophy in Oral Biology

The Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics offers a 60-month combined doctorate degree and certificate residency program.

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Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in conjunction with a Master of Science in Oral Biology

The 34-month residency program integrates biomedical sciences and clinical sciences to provide a unique opportunity to earn a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in conjunction with a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.

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Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry

The 24-month program integrates biomedical and clinical sciences, and advanced technology to develop outstanding pediatric dental specialists.

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Certificate in General Practice Residency

Graduates of this program will be able to evaluate the patient's total oral health needs, provide comprehensive general dental care and learn when to refer the patient to the appropriate specialist while preserving continuity of patient care.

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Advanced Graduate Certificate in Dental Public Health

The 12-month (24 months for part-time students) 18-credit hour program provides a formal training opportunity for licensed dentists who are planning careers in dental public health using a curriculum centered on assessment, policy development and assurance.

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Certificate in Dental Anesthesiology

The 36-month program provides training to use pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods for managing anxiety and pain among adults, children, and patients with special care needs who undergo dental, maxillofacial, and adjunctive procedures.