The College of Dentistry offers entry-level and advance programs of study. The Dental Surgery, DDS degree is a full time 4-year program of study. The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) is a 2+2 program (that is, students complete approximately two years of general education and prerequisite requirements at an accredited general academic institution prior to matriculating into the BSDH program in the College of Dentistry ).
Advanced programs of study are offered in the following dental specialties, the first five of which lead to a Master of Dental Science degree offered through the College of Graduate Health Sciences:
Endodontics Master of Dental Science degree (3 years)
Orthodontics Master of Dental Science degree (3 years)
Pediatric Dentistry Master of Dental Science degree (3 years)
Periodontology Master of Dental Science degree (3 years)
Prosthodontics Master of Dental Science degree (3 years)
Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate (through Lutheran Medical Center; 1 year)
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate (4 years)
Pediatric Dentistry Certificate (2 years)
Endodontics Certificate (2 Years)
In addition, the College of Dentistry offers an online Master of Dental Hygiene (MDH) degree designed for licensed dental hygienists who desire to become a dental hygiene educator or administrator.