Prospective Students

Dual Degree (DDS/PhD)

If you are interested in both a research and clinical career, you may want to consider the Dual Degree DDS/PhD Program. This seven-year program leads to a combined DDS degree and PhD in Oral Biology.

The Oral Biology PhD Program is specially adapted to the multidisciplinary nature of oral health research, including basic and translational research in microbiology, genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, epidemiology, and cell biology.

The DDS/PhD Program is currently supported by a T32 Training Grant, Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC), which provides both tuition and stipend support to exceptional students.

One to two students are admitted into the dual-degree program each year, and you must be accepted by both the DDS and PhD programs separately.

When applying to the DDS program, please indicate your interest in the PhD program in your supplemental application. You will be asked about your research experience, publications and general interest in research. Once you are admitted to the DDS program, the information in the supplemental application will be supplied to the director of the PhD program.

For more information, contact Dr. John Sheridan at