MSD in Operative Dentistry

The MSD program requires a minimum of one year in addition to the time commitment for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Operative Dentistry and entails a research project, thesis, and thesis defense.

MSD Curriculum

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

  • SDM OB 830 Research Writing
  • SDM OP 991 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.

This year 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.