Oral Biology (Master of Science)
A Master of Science in Oral Biology is geared toward providing a sound didactic basis for students interested in pursuing dentistry as a profession.
The graduate program in Oral Biology is a program of study culminating in the Master of Science degree.
The proposed program is flexible and will foster an interdisciplinary approach using School of Dentistry research, courses and facilities to cater to the needs of individual students. A research project will be required.
The program will be geared toward providing a sound didactic basis for students interested in pursuing dentistry as a profession. It will also provide research opportunities and teaching experience in an effort to model graduate students for an academic career as clinician educators and academic dentists.
TRACKS OF STUDY
The program will provide a choice of two tracks of study. The first will be in dental materials and include didactic and research emphasis in modern materials science.
The second will be in oral biology and emphasize didactic and research in anatomical sciences and histology. Both tracks will equip students to analyze research and clinical literature.
Both will also provide an opportunity in the second year to teach in first year pre-doctoral dental laboratory courses.