DScD in Operative Dentistry

A limited number of candidates are accepted into this DScD program, which takes at least three years to complete in addition to the time commitment for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Operative Dentistry. 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 OB 830 Research Writing
  • SDM OP 991 Research: Operative Dentistry
  • SDM OP 992 Research: Operative Dentistry
  • SDM OP 993 Research: Operative Dentistry
  • SDM PH 803 Biostatistics
  • SDM PR 830 Advanced Biomaterials

Completion is not tracked by credit accumulation but by successful completion of individual courses and duration requirements.

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.