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Master's Program in Dental Science

Earning your master’s degree in dental science at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry provides U.S. and international professionals with an unprecedented education, preparing them for excellence in teaching, research and clinical care.


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Clinical Translational Science

  • Usually combined with an advanced education program in a dental clinical specialty – periodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, general dentistry. See timelines below.
  • This MS degree is available to U.S. and international dentists
  • Provides an important collaboration between basic science, translational and clinical investigators and educators.
  • Degree Requirements
  • Contact: Dr. Jack Caton

Sample Timelines for Master’s Degree in Dental Science Combined with:

Research Mentors

We offer many experienced faculty members who are leaders in their field, and serve as mentors for residents and students.See full list.

“…the Master's degree offers the opportunity to combine the clinical experience with didactics to support my future work as an orthodontist. ......the critical analysis skills I’ve learned in the Master’s program allow me to more thoroughly critique and understand all research and dental literature as it relates to clinical practice.”  - Renee Roland, DDS