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Dental Sciences (MDS)

Endodontics, Operative-Cariology-General Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics

The College of Dentistry of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has established a Master of Dental Science program under the auspices of the College of Graduate Health Sciences. The purpose of the program is to provide a contemporary research experience in the areas of orally related sciences to dentists enrolled in the clinical specialty programs of the College of Dentistry. The course and research requirements of the Master's of Dental Science provide individuals with both a traditional and contemporary knowledge of the role of research in the clinical management of orofacial abnormalities and diseases. The goal of the program is to train dental specialists to pursue several career possibilities, including specialty practice, research, or teaching, with the increased knowledge of the interrelationship among clinical dentistry, basic science, and research.

The Master of Dental Science degree is offered in six areas of concentration. The degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements of the advanced education programs in endodontics, operative-cariology-general dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, and prosthodontics. The general policies, procedures, and requirements of the College of Dentistry clinical training programs apply to Master of Dental Science students as well.

Requirements: Eligible candidates must have a DDS, DMD, or equivalent foreign degree and acceptance by an advanced education program in the UTHSC College of Dentistry for specialty training in endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, and prosthodontics.

Deadline: April 15

Chair: Sidney H. Stein, DMD, MD, PhD | 901.448.6441

Program Directors:

Endodontics Harry T. Cosby, DDS | hcosby@uthsc.edu
Orthodontics Dr. Richard Williams | 901.448.1893 | rwillia9@uthsc.edu
Pediatric Dentistry  Dr. Martha H. Wells | 901.448.6260 | mwells18@uthsc.edu 
Periodontology  Dr. Paul Bland | 901.448.6242 | pbland@uthsc.edu
Prosthodontics  Dr. David R. Cagna | 901.448.6930 | dcagna@uthsc.edu

Last Published: Jan 9, 2020