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Craniofacial Science

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc.

Members

Professors Emeriti

D. M. Brunette, B. J. Craig, R.L. Harrison, A. A. Lowe, M. I. MacEntee, J. Walton.

Professors

D. Bromme, V. M. Diewert, M. P. Haapasalo, H. S. Larjava, C. M. Overall, E. Putnins, J. M. Richman, L. Rucker, D. Ruse, C. Shuler, D. Sweet, C. Wyatt, E. H. K. Yen, L. Zhang.

Associate Professors Emeriti

J. D. Waterfield

Associate Professors

J. Aleksejuniene, F. Almeida, M. Brondani, L. Hakkinen, D. MacDonald, C. Poh, C. R. Roberts, R. M. Shah, H. C. von Bergmann.

Assistant Professors

R. Bryant, J. M. Coil, D. Laronde, I. Matthew, C. Nguyen, B. Pliska.

Program Overview

The M.Sc. program ordinarily requires two full academic years of study. There is also the option to enrol in the M.Sc. program as a part-time student. The Ph.D. program ordinarily requires at least three full academic years of study. Both M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs are research-oriented, consisting of didactic courses and original research carried out under supervision.

Both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs are research programs; they do not lead to clinical specialization and are unrelated to licensure.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies minimum academic standards for admission. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree must hold a D.D.S., D.M.D., M.D., or D.V.M., or equivalent, or an M.Sc. in dental science or a related discipline. The TOEFL score requirement for graduate from a country where English is not the primary language is 580 (paper-based) or 93 (internet-based).

Program Requirements

Courses are selected in accordance with the recommendation of the program and the student's supervisory committee and graduate advisor. All Ph.D. students are required to complete a comprehensive examination successfully. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements.

For more information on admission and program requirements, see the Program.

Doctor of Philosophy/Diploma in Clinical Dental Specialty

Program Overview

These combined program options include a Ph.D. in Craniofacial Science in conjunction with a diploma in a dental clinical specialty. Diploma options are available in endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies minimum academic standards for admission. Applicants for the Ph.D. degree must hold a D.D.S., D.M.D., M.D., or D.V.M., or equivalent, or an M.Sc. in dental science or a related discipline. Fluency in English is also required. The minimum TOEFL score requirement for graduates from a country where English is not the primary language is 580 (paper-based) or 93 (internet-based).

For more information on admission and program requirements, see the Program.

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in one of the major recognized fields of dentistry or a related area, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The TOEFL score requirement for graduate from a country where English is not the primary language is 580 (paper-based) or 93 (internet-based).

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. program requires a minimum of 30 credits, including an 18-credit thesis (DENT 599). A minimum of 12 credits of coursework is required. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the 500-699 level and a maximum of 3 credits can be taken at the 300- or 400-level. Students normally take DENT 539 and DENT 540 during their first year. The program will usually require two full academic years; however, an extended program of part-time M.Sc. studies is also available.

Master of Science/Diploma in Clinical Dental Specialty

Program Overview

These combined program options include an M.Sc. in Craniofacial Science in conjunction with a diploma in a dental clinical specialty. Diploma options are available in endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program must satisfy the requirements for admission to the faculties of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Dentistry. Applicants must hold a Doctor of Dentistry or its equivalent from a recognized university. Fluency in English is also required. The minimum TOEFL score requirement for graduates from a country where English is not the primary language is 580 (paper-based) or 93 (internet-based). The application deadlines for this combined program is October 1. Enrolment is limited.

For more information on admission and program requirements, see the Program.

Contact Information

Office of Graduate/Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Dentistry
2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.822.8603
Fax: 604.822.8279
Email: fodadms@dentistry.ubc.ca
Web: www.dentistry.ubc.ca
Viki Beretanos Koulouris, Graduate Programs Coordinator

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