The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry offers two programs in operative and adhesive dentistry: (1) a 26-month program leading to a Certificate in Advanced Operative and Adhesive Dentistry, and (2) a 26-month combined program leading to a Certificate in Advanced Operative and Adhesive Dentistry and Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology.
The programs provide students with in-depth scientific knowledge and clinical experience in operative and adhesive dentistry, including cutting-edge technologies in esthetic oral rehabilitation, digital workflow, CAD/CAM technologies, dental biomaterials and implant dentistry. 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 for both programs. Students of the combined program of Certificate in Operative and Adhesive Dentistry/Master of Science in Craniofacial Biology must complete an original research project to fulfill a thesis requirement.
The combined program in Advanced Operative and Adhesive Dentistry Certificate / Master of Science in CBY requires grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, a minimum GRE verbal score of 40 percent rank and quantitative score of 50 percent rank. For non-native English speakers, a minimum combined TOEFL score of 90 is required with no less than 20 on each section (reading, listening, speaking and writing). Most accepted students score higher than the minimum requirement. More information on the MS in CBY can be obtained at Craniofacial Biology (MS) .
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 corporations.