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Training Program in Oral Science

The Training Program in Oral Science provides enhanced training opportunities for oral biologists and dentist-scientists that enables them to pursue research careers in dentistry and medicine at academic, federal and industrial organizations.

Cross-disciplinary training focuses on the fields of oral infectious diseases and the cellular, developmental and molecular biology of craniofacial structures with an emphasis on understanding the basic mechanisms that underlie the clinical manifestations of oral disease.  The proposed curriculum focuses on the integration of basic science research and clinical practice.

The Training Program recruits dentists who wish to pursue a Ph.D. and dentist-Ph.D.s who want to engage in post-doctoral level training. A major component of the program is committed to the recruitment of dental students into a joint D.M.D.-D.D.S./Ph.D. program (DSTP). These are students who wish to coordinate their clinical training with Ph.D. research studies. This novel program partners dental schools with excellent clinical programs, but with no Ph.D. level training (University of Puerto Rico, Marquette University, University of Kentucky), with the highly regarded Ph.D. programs at the research-intensive University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. We also recruit Ph.D.s and baccalaureate degree-holders pursuing a Ph.D. In this manner, Ph.D. level scientists can be exposed and ultimately recruited to the field of Oral Science.

Program Director - Robert G. Quivey, Jr., Ph.D.

D.D.S.-Ph.D. Training Program Brochure
University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry
Marquette University, School of Dentistry

D.M.D.-Ph.D. Training Program Brochure
University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry

LIST OF PROGRAM FACULTY FOR: Ph.D. and D.D.S./D.M.D.-Ph.D. graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows