Post-graduate students matriculated in select advanced education programs within Kornberg are eligible to concurrently complete the M.S. Oral Health Sciences program. This includes the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited 2-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program.
Requirements for the MSc include additional course credits and completion of a self-directed original academic research project, a systematic review or other scholarly work acceptable to the student’s Masters Committee.
Students who successfully complete this program will attain a 2-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate, and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Oral Health Sciences.
The goals of this program will expand the student’s foundation of clinical knowledge and experience, in conjunction with an understanding of the scientific method at the graduate level.
- Act as a primary care provider for patients. This includes providing emergency and multidisciplinary comprehensive oral health care; providing patient focused care that is coordinated by the general practitioner and directing health promotion and disease prevention activities.
- Plan and provide multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients including patients with special needs. These special needs individuals include, but are not limited to, people with developmental disabilities, complex medical problems, and significant physical limitations.
- Manage the delivery of oral health care by applying concepts of patient and practice management and quality improvement that are responsive to a dynamic health care environment.
- Function effectively and efficiently within interdisciplinary health care teams.
- Apply scientific principles to learning and oral health care. This includes using critical thinking, evidence or outcomes-based clinical decision-making, and technology-based information retrieval systems.
- Utilize the values of professional ethics, lifelong learning, patient centered care, adaptability, and acceptance of cultural diversity in professional practice.
- Understand the oral health needs of communities and engage in community service.
- Advance knowledge and understanding in the scientific field of oral health sciences.
- Develop "clinical scholars" in dentistry by offering an adaptive graduate-level education across a variety of dental disciplines applicable to oral health.
- Offer oral healthcare professionals the opportunity to attain a deeper, more focused understanding of their respective disciplines.
- Provide graduate-level training and experience in research methodology and technology to better qualify students for careers in academic and/or industry-related oral health activities.
About the School
Mission The Kornberg School of Dentistry promotes health and wellness through the comprehensive education of diverse general and specialty dentists utilizing inter-professional collaboration; providin ... Read More