General Program Requirements:
Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the D.D.S. (or equivalent): 18
Additional Credits Required, including Research and Original Thesis, as described below: up to 12
|ORBG 8011||Molecular Oral and Craniofacial Biology||1|
|ORBG 8012||Advanced Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics||1|
|ORBG 8013||Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry||1|
|ORBG 8014||Clinical Anatomy of the Head and Neck||1|
|ORBG 8015||Research Methodology and Study Design||1|
|ORBG 8016||Cases in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology||1|
|ORBG 8017||Oral Microbiology and Immunology||1|
|ORBG 8019||Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology||1|
|Additional courses specific to the interests of the student may include: 1||9|
|Pain in Dentistry: Diagnosis and Control|
|Pulp Biology I|
|Periapical Biology I|
|Biologic Basis of Disease|
|Current Endodontics Literature Review|
|Classical Endodontics Literature Review|
|Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Conference|
|History of Orthodontics|
|Current Literature Review|
|Growth and Development of the Craniofacial Complex|
|Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium|
|Introduction to Oral Implantology|
|Advanced Periodontal Microbiology and Immunology|
|Current Periodontal Literature Review|
|Oral Implantology Literature Review|
|Oral Pathology Laboratory Rotation|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Graduate-level courses from other Temple University schools/colleges may also be taken with the approval of the Kornberg School of Dentistry's Associate Dean for Graduate Education.
A thesis based on original investigation must be submitted and orally defended. The thesis is intended to demonstrate the student's ability to design and carry out original research, and to analyze, present, and interpret the resulting data under the direct supervision of an approved research preceptor. The thesis must address a well-focused, scientifically meaningful question and hypothesis that is of adequate scope and significance to qualify for an M.S. degree.
The date and location of a student's oral thesis defense is arranged by mutual agreement between the student and the Thesis Advisory Committee, which includes the student's research preceptor. Announcements of the thesis defense are posted at the Kornberg School of Dentistry.
The student's Thesis Advisory Committee is responsible for evaluating the thesis and its oral defense. The Thesis Advisory Committee is selected in conjunction with the approved research preceptor, who serves as the committee chair. The research preceptor must be a member of the Oral Biology graduate faculty, and approved by the Chair of the student's home academic department at the Kornberg School of Dentistry. The Thesis Advisory Committee must include at least one member (including the research preceptor) of the student's home academic department at the School of Dentistry, plus at least one outside member. The one outside member may include Temple University faculty from other departments and/or experts from outside the University. In addition, the Associate Dean for Graduate Education may serve as ex-officio member of the Thesis Advisory Committee. The majority of the members of the Thesis Advisory Committee must be members of the Oral Biology graduate faculty.