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Christine Harper

Dean Assistant

College of Dentistry

Dental Science Building

800 Rose St.

Lexington, KY 40536-0297

257-4619

The College of Dentistry offers Master of Science degree programs in Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics, and Periodontics. The goal of the Masters degree program is to educate scholars who are clinically sophisticated and well grounded in research and the biological basis of clinical practice. The program is designed to provide graduates with clinical proficiency in a specialty area, research experience, and exposure to the fundamentals of teaching in dentistry.  

Master's Program Description

The goal of the Master of Science degree program is to produce graduates who are clinically adept, wellgrounded in research and the biological basis of dentistry and prepared to function at a high level of accomplishment in clinical practice and academic dentistry. The program is interdisciplinary. Faculty members are drawn from the College of Dentistry clinical and graduate faculty, and from departments throughout the University of Kentucky. Only students of high academic standing will be accepted into this program, which requires 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.

Master's Application Requirements

CV: Include type of position, skills, experience, and background and any special interests or areas of focus. Include relevant courses and skills/knowledge learned, special projects, G.P.A. honors, awards, scholarships, thesis, research projects, extracurricular activities.

List experiences, internships, volunteer activities, fieldwork, student teaching, etc.,

Personal Statement: How and when did you become interested in the field? Why are you interested? What are your career goals? What have you learned? How? Which classes, books, ideas, or individuals have been most influential, and why? How will your education thus far benefit you in graduate school? GRE"

3 Letters of Recommendation

Additional Requirements

In the “Plan of Study” section, please select Dentistry as your Program, and then choose “Periodontology”, ""Orthodontics"", or ""Orofacial Pain"" in the “Program-specific information” drop-down below.

Application Deadlines

Orofacial Pain - October 1

Orthodontics - August 31

Periodontology: July 30

Applications are not accepted in the Spring or Summer sessions. 


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Christine Harper

Dean Assistant

College of Dentistry

Dental Science Building

800 Rose St.

Lexington, KY 40536-0297

257-4619

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