Postgraduate Dental Programs

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC offers online postgraduate dental masters and certificate programs in five dental specializations:

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Each program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), monitored by USC’s Committee on Academic Review (UCAR), and led by faculty with recognized expertise in their respective fields.

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  • Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine
    Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

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    Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

    Focuses on orofacial pain, oral medicine, and sleep disorders, e.g., treating patients with Orofacial Pain, Sleep Apnea, and oral pathologies.

    Master’s Program Length:
    37 months | 17 courses

    Certificate Program Length:
    12.5 months | 8 courses

    Rolling Admissions: Summer, Fall, Spring

  • Oral Pathology and Radiology
    Oral Pathology and Radiology

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    Oral Pathology and Radiology

    Focuses on the clinical, pathological, and radiological correlations as applied to clinical practice and didactic skills necessary to evaluate and manage patients with oral diseases.

    Certificate Program Length:
    12.5 months | 10 courses

    Rolling Admissions: Summer, Fall, Spring

  • Geriatric Dentistry
    Geriatric Dentistry

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    Geriatric Dentistry

    Focuses on treating a wide range of dental issues, oral diseases and systemic disorders in older patients.

    Master’s Program Length:
    37 months | 24 courses

    Certificate Program Length:
    12.5 months | 8 courses

    Rolling Admissions: Summer, Fall, Spring

  • Community Oral Health
    Community Oral Health

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    Community Oral Health

    Focuses on oral health programs assessment, planning and administration, with two elective tracks: community health care, or project administration.

    Master’s Program Length:
    24 months | 16 courses

    Certificate Program Length:
    12 months | 6 courses

    Rolling Admissions: Summer, Fall, Spring

  • Pain Medicine
    Pain Medicine

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    Pain Medicine

    Focuses on neuroscience, psychological aspects of pain, pain assessment and classification, different pain conditions, and policies and legal issues.

    Master’s Program Length:
    37 months | 24 courses

    Certificate Program Length:
    12.5 months | 7 courses