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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