DScD in Operative Dentistry

A limited number of candidates are accepted into this DScD program, which takes at least three years in addition to the time commitment for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Operative Dentistry to complete. Candidates must complete all basic science and clinical requirements for the CAGS program. The program also requires that candidates complete a major research effort related to operative dentistry. This research is usually conducted in conjunction with research faculty of the University.

DScD Curriculum

In addition to the basic science and clinical requirements for the CAGS in Operative Dentistry program, the following is required:

  • SDM OP 991 Research: Operative Dentistry
  • SDM PR 830 Advanced Biomaterials
  • SDM OB 830 Research Writing
  • SDM OP 992, 993, 994 Research: Operative Dentistry

These three years can be either before the CAGS or after the CAGS. This will be based on the recommendations of the chair of the department and the director of the program.

Other coursework may be assigned at the discretion of the research advisor and the department chair.

At the discretion of the program director and/or department chair, research students may participate in clinical activities during their research years.