The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry offers a 24-month program leading to a Master of Science (MS) in Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry (BMDD). The MS in Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry provides dental professionals with in-depth knowledge in dental material properties, characterization, biological interactions of dental adhesive systems, composite resins, ceramics, implants, 3D printing, digital scanning and Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).
The MS BMDD also places an academic focus on skills to master cutting-edge digital technologies for improving dental health. Developing skills in cutting-edge digital technologies is an emphasis and strength of the program. The MS BMDD program will prepare graduates for future careers in dental research and academic positions, industry jobs, and public service in Dental Healthcare management.
The admissions requirements include a DDS, DMD or equivalent degree (for international dentist applicants), three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitæ, Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Report and statement of purpose. The GRE is not required for the MS in BMDD program. For non-native English speakers, an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) test score of 90 or above is required, with 20 or above on each section (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). The exam score should be current (less than two years old). The MS BMDD is only available to current residents on USC Operative and Adhesive Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Please refer to the Admissions section of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry for more information.
All students are required to complete an original research project and a master's thesis following a thesis protocol approved by their advisory committee. An advisory committee normally includes three faculty members, who will establish thesis requirements to be completed by each student.