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Degree Programs

Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry is the single largest provider of oral health care services in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, with approximately 120,000 total patient visits per year. The college's mission is to improve the oral health of Texans and shape the future of dentistry by developing exemplary clinicians, educators and scientists, caring for the needs of a diverse community, serving as a leader in health professions education, and seeking innovations in science, education and health care delivery.

Degrees Offered

  • B.S. (Dental Hygiene)
  • M.S. (Oral Biology, Biomedical Sciences (offered through School of Graduates Studies - SGS)
  • M.D. (Joint program in Oral Surgery, in conjunction with Texas Tech University Health Science Center)
  • D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
  • D.D.S./Ph.D. combined degrees, specialty Ph.D.
  • M.S./Ph.D. In Biomedical Science (offered through SGS)

Residencies and Specialty Programs

Post-D.D.S. certificates in advanced education in general dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and public health sciences. The program in oral and maxillofacial radiology, the newest specialty, is under development.

Doctor of Dental Surgery -- D.D.S.
Duration: 4 years
Requirements: Dental Admissions Test, 90 semester hours college course work (minimum)
See: Frequently Asked Questions for course requirements
Application Deadline: September 30
Start Term: Fall
Contact: Office of Recruitment and Admissions

Advanced Dental Education -- M.S./Certificate, M.D./Certificate, or Certificate
Specialization: Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics
Duration: 2-6 years
Requirements: D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree, National Board, competitive academic record and references
Application Deadline: Varies by program
Start Term: Summer
Contact: Office of Research and Graduate Studies or Specialty Department

Dental Hygiene -- B.S.
Specialization: Dental Hygiene
Duration: 2 years
Requirements: 60 semester hours college course work including core courses for B.S. degree
Application Deadline: January 5
Start Term: Fall
Contact: Office of Recruitment and Admissions

Oral Biology (with associated specialty certificate) -- M.S.

Specialization: Endodontics, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics
Duration: 2-4 years
Requirements: D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree, National Board scores, GRE, competitive academic and clinical history and references
Application Deadline: varies by specialty
Start Term: Summer
Contact: Office of Research and Graduate Studies or Specialty Department

Last edited by: aupton 09/04/2014

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