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Specialty Programs

Advanced Dental Education Programs

The School of Dentistry offers multiple advanced education programs in the following eight (8) disciplines of study as well as three (3) programs with a dual-major option leading to the award of a professional certificate. Most programs offer an optional Master of Science (MS) degree or a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree:

  • Dental Anesthesiology
    • 36-months in residence
  • Endodontics
    • 27-month certificate program
    • For more information on cost of the program please visit: Cost of Program
    • 36-month certificate program 
    • For more information on cost of the program please visit: Cost of Program
      • Externship available (minimum of 3 months of study)
      • Internship available (1 year in length)
      • Fellowship available (1 year in length for ADA recognized specialists only)
         
  • Implant Dentistry
    • 36-month certificate program
    • For more information on cost of the program plese visit: Cost of Program 
      • Externship available (less than 12 months of study)
      • Internship available (1 year in length)
      • Fellowship available (1 year in length and for ADA recognized specialists only)
      • Practicum program available (1-2 years in length and for general dentists)
          
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • 4-year certificate program
    • 6-year OMFS/MD program combined with the School of Medicine
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • 27-month certificate program
    • For more information on cost of the program please visit: Cost of Program
  • Pediatric Dentistry
    • 24-month certificate program
    • For more information on cost of the program please visit: Cost of Program
  • Periodontics 
    • 36-month certificate program
    • For more information on cost of the program please visit: Cost of Program 
      • Externship available (less than 12 months of study)
      • Internship available (1 year in length)
          
  • Prosthodontics
    • 36-month certificate program
    • For more information on cost of the program please visit: Cost of Program 
      • Externship available (less than 12 months of study)
      • Internship available (1 year in length)
      • Fellowship available (1 year in length for ADA recognized specialists only)  

Dual-Major Programs

  • Periodontics and Implant Dentistry (approximately 4 1/2 years in length)
  • Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry (approximately 4 1/2 years in length)

Each of the dual-major programs is expected to take approximately four and one-half to five years (Perio-Pros) to complete (as opposed to six years if the programs were taken individually).  The programs begin every July 1.  Accepted applicants will be enrolled with two majors and receive professional certificates upon the successful completion of both programs.

Applicants must be qualified to meet the admissions criteria of both programs and must submit a dual application.

Two Master's Degree Tracks Offered*

The School of Dentistry offers two graduate degree options for graduate students/residents enrolled in a certificate program: the Master of Science (MS) degree in conjunction with the Faculty of Graduate Studies or the Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree administered by the School of Dentistry.

*Note: The MSD degree is not available to students in the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

For information not found in the program descriptions, please contact the Office of Advanced Education.

Contact Us

Office of Advanced Dental Education
School of Dentistry
Loma Linda University
11092 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92350 USA
Phone: (909) 558-8624
Facsimile: (909) 558-0632
advanceddentaledu@llu.edu

 

Assistant Dean for Advanced Dental Education
Steven Morrow, DDS, MS

Senior Administrative Assistant
Jessica Straw

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Admissions Records Analyst
Angela Garcia