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Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry (MS)

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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 program provides dental professionals with in-depth knowledge in dental materials, such as material properties, characterization, and biological interactions of the dental adhesive systems, composite resins, ceramics, and implants. It also places an academic focus on skills to master cutting-edge digital technologies for improving dental health. The MS BMDD program will prepare graduates for future careers in dental research and education, as well as careers options in dental healthcare related public and private sectors.

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 TOFEL (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). GRE is not required for the MS BMDD program. 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.

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