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:

  • 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
    • 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)  

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 Admissions and Student Affairs.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Prince Hall, Room 5503
11092 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92350 USA
Phone: 909-558-4621
admissions.sd@llu.edu