Programs leading to a certificate in a clinical dental specialty consist of a sequence of advanced didactic courses and requirements. Clinical training programs may offer the specialty certificate only, an option of a certificate combined with a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.), or a requirement of a certificate combined with a graduate degree.
Programs vary from one year to four years in duration depending on the specific options and requirements. All program are approved by the Texas Education Agency so that those students who are eligible may use VA benefits.
The Graduate Studies program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a fully-integrated program leading to an M.D. degree. The resident attends medical school with advanced standing at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas. Surgical internship and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training are completed at Baylor University Medical Center and Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry.
Advanced Clinical Programs