The Certificate in Craniofacial Biology is intended to provide dentists in post-graduate dental education with experience in graduate education and insight into the requirements to complete a graduate degree. This will provide the students with additional information relative to selecting academic careers. All certificate students must have a dental degree and have been admitted to a post-graduate dental education program sponsored by the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.
A total of six CBY courses and 18 units of course work is required for the certificate. The six courses may be selected from the following list: CBY 573 , CBY 574 , CBY 575 , CBY 576 , CBY 579L , CBY 583 , CBY 585 , CBY 587 , CBY 672 , CBY 673 , CBY 674 . The credit received for these classes may be applied toward either the MS or PhD in Craniofacial Biology should the student decide later to pursue an advanced degree.
Only residents enrolled in the following advanced dental education and specialty programs are eligible for the Certificate in Craniofacial Biology: General Practice Residency, Endodontics, Orofacial Pain/Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontology, Prosthodontics. Residents must complete all admission requirements for dental advanced education programs and have been accepted to these programs in accordance with criteria established by the advanced dental education program faculty.