The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry offers a 26-month program leading to a Certificate in Advanced Operative and Adhesive Dentistry.
The program provides students with in-depth scientific knowledge and clinical experience in operative and adhesive dentistry, including cutting-edge technologies in minimally invasive adhesive dentistry, esthetic functional rehabilitation, digital workflow, CAD/CAM technologies, cariology, dental biomaterials, implant dentistry and advanced esthetic treatment planning. In addition, the programs offer students teaching experience through assisting the learning activities of the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program.
Biomaterials research is an integral part of the curriculum. Students enrolled in the Certificate in Operative and Adhesive Dentistry have an opportunity to apply for the Master of Science in Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry (BMDD).
The program in Advanced Operative and Adhesive Dentistry Certificate requires DDS, DMD or equivalent degree (for international dentist applicants), grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, three letters of recommendation, curriculum vitæ, and statement of purpose. 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). Non-US obtained dental school transcripts must be translated and certified by Educational Credential Evaluators Report (ECE).
The clinical, research and teaching experiences will prepare graduates for future academic careers in dental research and education, as well as career options in dental related public organizations and private organizations.