Internships & Opportunities

The Oral Health Sciences MS Clinical Internship track is an independent program for students who are not enrolled in one of the Kornberg School of Dentistry advanced training certificate programs. This track provides opportunities for students to pursue a curriculum that broadens their understanding of clinical dentistry through coursework that focuses on dental public health, endodontology, oral biology, orthodontics and periodontology.

Externship Opportunities

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry fosters global exchange programs between students and faculty. Dentistry students in their senior year can experience working with patients, fellow students and dentists abroad by taking advantage of the externship opportunities offered by the Dental School.

Kornberg has an agreement with the emirate of Kuwait to train dental students in the DMD program. The Kuwait Exchange Program enables students to study the dental care and education systems in Kuwait, shadow and assist their peers in the University of Kuwait’s School of Dentistry clinic, and experience Kuwaiti culture and hospitality. Temple students then host Kuwaiti students on Philadelphia’s campus for a week. The exchange program is entirely student run, with support from the faculty and deans of both schools.

Additionally, Kornberg has weeklong mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica. The school’s weeklong Haiti Dental Mission has been active for more than 22 years, sending teams of dental students and faculty each year (even after the devastating earthquake of 2010). This program is affiliated with the Haitian Health Foundation and funded by the students with support from the dean’s office and other related associations. 

The Peru Club is a nonprofit organization that partners with the Growing Smiles Foundation and provides the opportunity for students and faculty to experience life and learn about a different culture. This group travels to Peru to provide oral health education and essential dental care to children who lack access to quality care.


Oral Health Sciences MS graduates are prepared to pursue teaching and research positions in academia, as well as careers in private clinical care and industry oral health. Current healthcare professionals gain a deeper, more focused understanding of their respective disciplines.

Alumni Mentoring

Many Kornberg School of Dentistry alumni stay closely connected to the school and are an invaluable resource for dentistry students as the latter lay the foundation for their careers. Through the Alumni Mentoring Program, alumni share their professional experience with current Temple students. Mentors are available to students to help them make the transition from undergraduate student to dental student to dental practitioner not only manageable, but enjoyable. Once registered with the program, each dentistry student is matched with a mentor who fits their needs. 

Learn more about alumni mentoring.

Career Development

Through the Office of Student Affairs, students pursuing careers in dentistry can get counseling and support during their tenure at Kornberg and after they graduate. The office regularly hosts career events and guest speakers covering a wide range of topics including

  • corporate and private practice careers,
  • debt management,
  • general practice residencies,
  • military service, and
  • specialty education.

Once enrolled in the Oral Health Sciences MS program, you will receive regular notifications about career opportunities. Additionally, the school provides a list of job opportunities that is updated regularly for dental professionals across the U.S.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.