Advanced education

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The School of Dentistry provides advanced dental education programs in the areas of endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Satisfactory completion of the program leads to the award of a certificate of training and certifies eligibility for examination by the appropriate specialty board. All programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Those enrolled in the advanced education programs are full-time resident trainees, considered to be the equivalent of full-time students. Under special circumstances, trainees may be accepted into some programs on a part-time basis.

Students enrolling in endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and periodontics also are awarded a Master of Science in Dentistry upon completion of the requirements for the certificate and successful defense of a thesis. The certificate program and Master of Science in Dentistry must be completed concurrently.

Applications for admission should be directed to the director of the appropriate program and mailed to:

School of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 980566
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566

Successful completion of Part II of the National Board Dental Examination is required prior to admittance to the program.

Advanced education programs

* Indicates programs that award a Master of Science in Dentistry as well as a specialty certificate.