Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

DENTISTRY

The goal of the Master of Science degree program is to produce graduates who are clinically adept, well-grounded in research and the biological basis of their specialties, and prepared to function at a high level of accomplishment in specialty practice and academic dentistry.

The program is interdisciplinary. Faculty are drawn from the College of Dentistry clinical and graduate faculty, and from departments throughout the Medical Center and the Lexington Campus.

Only dental graduates of high academic standing will be accepted into this program, which requires three years of didactic, clinical, and research training. All of these elements are integrated throughout the program. All students receive teaching experience in anticipation of full- or part-time academic involvement after graduation.

Admission Requirements

Students pursuing specialty training in orthodontics, periodontics, and orofacial pain are eligible for the Master of Science degree. Successful completion of the degree is prerequisite to the awarding of a specialty certificate.

Applicants must have a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree from an accredited United States or Canadian dental school or equivalent. Admission to the Master of Science Program is very competitive and is based on academic performance in dental school, professional recommendations, performance on the National Board Dental Examination Parts I and II, Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and a personal interview. Applicants who are not native English speakers must score at least 560 (paper) or 220 (computer) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Master of Science degree in Dentistry are: 1) satisfactory completion of program requirements; 2) 24 hours graduate credit, at least half of which must be from a "core" curriculum; 3) submission of an acceptable thesis based on an individual research project (Plan A); and 4) passage of a comprehensive oral examination and thesis defense. Foreign language credit is not required.

GRADUATE COURSES

CDS 611 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, PART I (2)

CDS 612 CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, PART II (2)

CDS 631 PRINCIPLES OF DENTAL OCCLUSION (2)

CDS 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

CDS 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

OBI 650 ORAL BIOLOGY FOR POSTGRADUATE DENTAL STUDENTS I (2)

OBI 651 ORAL BIOLOGY FOR POSTGRADUATE DENTAL STUDENTS II (2)

OBI 720 MICROBIAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (SAME AS MI/BIO 720) (4)

OFP 634 CURRENT CONCEPTS IN TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS (3)

OFP 636 CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS (3)

OFP 700 OROFACIAL PAIN TREATMENT PLANNING SEMINAR (2)

OFP 734 CURRENT CONCEPTS IN OROFACIAL PAIN (3)

OFP 736 CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF OROFACIAL PAIN (3)

OFP 748 MASTER"S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

OFP 768 RESIDENT'S CREDIT FOR MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

OPT 650 GRADUATE ORAL PATHOLOGY I (2)

OPT 651 GRADUATE ORAL PATHOLOGY II (2)

ORT 610 CRANIO-FACIAL FORM (2)

ORT 620 ORAL-PHARYNGEAL FUNCTION, PART I (2)

ORT 621 ORAL-PHARYNGEAL FUNCTION, PART II (2)

ORT 660 ORHTODONTIC DIAGNOSIS (2)

ORT 661 ORTHODONTIC SEMINAR-CLINIC (3)

ORT 662 ORTHODONTIC TECHNIQUE (2)

ORT 664 BIOMECHANICS (1)

ORT 710 MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX OROFACIAL DEFORMITIES (1)

ORT 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

ORT 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

ORT 770 ORTHODONTIC SEMINAR (1)

ORT 790 RESEARCH IN ORTHODONTICS (1-5)

OSG 651 ANATOMICAL RELATIONSHIPS IN SURGERY (1)

PER 626 ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN GENERAL DENTISTRY (1)

PER 661 MODERN CONCEPTS IN PERIODONTICS (2)

PER 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

PER 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

PER 770 TREATMENT PLANNING SEMINAR (2)

PER 772 PERIODONTAL BIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY (2)

PER 774 PERIODONTICS SURGICAL SEMINAR (1)

PER 776 PERIODONTAL THERAPY SEMINAR (1)

PER 790 RESEARCH IN PERIODONTICS (1-3)

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