Prospective Students


The Oral Biology program ranges from basic cell biology to system biology to biomaterials. All students are expected to be versed in the basics of cell function. Every student is required to successfully complete a core curriculum that includes the following courses:

  • Stats 5301, Intermediate Data Analysis I
  • Dent 8840, Current Issues in Biology
  • Pharm 7510, Professional and Ethical Issues in Biomedical Sciences
  • Dent 7029, Graduate Student Seminar Series

Although this course is not part of the core curriculum, students also typically earn a minimum of six credits in Dent 8901, Oral Biology Laboratory Rotations.

In conjunction with their adviser, students develop track-specific coursework appropriate to their research interests. These areas of study include:

  • Biomaterials
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Hard Tissue
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • Microbiology/Microbiome
  • Neuroscience