Master of Science in Geriatric Dentistry

If you are interested in the medical conditions that affect older patients, consider applying to the Online Master of Science in Geriatric Dentistry. This program  is a unique and innovative opportunity for practicing dentists who want to learn more about a wide variety of issues, focusing on the unique dental needs of older adult patients within the context of their medical, psycho-social and physical conditions.

Online Master of Science in Geriatric Dentistry in a Nutshell

On-campus bootcamp for online students in the Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine in the Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC City Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday June 21, 2016. Photo by Tracy Bouian + David Ahntholz © Copyright 2016 Tracy Boulian and David Ahntholz,

  • Students can continue to work in their practices while in the program
  • The program includes 17 courses (30.5 credits) and is designed for both US and International students
  • The program is 37 months in length, beginning in May and ending in June
  • Tuition, which is adjusted annually, is currently $1,800/credit; it does not need to be paid all at once and we offer payment plans and financial aid to those to qualify
  • Students typically can work on the program on evenings or weekends
  • The program includes 2-3 weekly streaming video lectures, 1 live weekly video conference and online quizzes
  • The program includes a capstone project, in which students–with faculty guidance–prepare and present a research paper (usually a systematic review) on a topic in orofacial pain, oral medicine or dental sleep medicine.
  • The program is primarily online but also includes practical training conducted during two summer sessions at the Dr. Roseann Mulligan Special Patients Clinic
  • The program does not provide a stipend
Starting a new program is a big step, especially for those who have been out of school for many years. That’s why we want to help you choose wisely. Before you apply, email us with questions and ask about the different ways in which you can experience the program.