The Graduate Dental Education programs at Penn Dental Medicine offer postgraduate study options in eight dental specialties that lead to certificates in the fields of endodontics, oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, periodontics/orthodontics, and periodontic prosthesis. In all of the programs, students are presented with a broad range of clinical procedures rather than any single method of treatment, preparing graduates to manage a diversity of cases and use varying treatment modalities.
Prepare for a career in academic dentistry: The highly respected research environment at Penn Dental Medicine and throughout the University of Pennsylvania provides a valuable opportunity for students applying to the School’s graduate dental education programs to combine their specialty training with advanced research and academic opportunities. To that end, Penn Dental Medicine offers a Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) and a Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSOB) that can be earned concurrent with a specialty certificate, preparing students to successfully enter the field of academic dentistry while also becoming skilled clinicians in specialty care. Through the DScD and MSOB programs, students are encouraged to pursue their individual research interests with projects that can span the diverse disciplines and research labs within Penn Dental Medicine’s basic and clinical sciences and across the University. Students apply to the DScD or MSOB programs concurrent with their application to a specialty program.