Loma Linda University

School of Dentistry

Graduate Programs in Dentistry


24851 Circle Drive

Loma Linda, CA 92354

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Applicants must apply and be accepted into the Certificate Program in their specialty before they may be elligable to apply for the MS or MSD (with the exception of Orthodontics, which accepts students in to the MS track).

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Dentistry offers advanced education programs in the following eight (8) areas of study and three (3) programs with a dual-major option leading to the award of a professional certificate and either an optional Master of Science (MS) degree or a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree: Dental Anesthesiology Endodontics Implant Dentistry Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (4 and 6-yr tracks) Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Pediatric Dentistry Periodontics Prosthodontics Dual-Major Options: Periodontics and Prosthodontics Periodontics and Implant Dentistry Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry Each of the dual-major options is expected to take approximately four and one-half years 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 apply to each program separately Two Master's Degree Tracks Offered** The School of Dentistry now 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 Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Non-Degree Programs: Implant Dentistry Fellowship, Practicum Course, Internship and Externship Periodontics Internship and Externship Prosthodontics Fellowship, Internship and Externship Please visit our website for further information.


Programs are accredited through CODA

International Student Requirements:

Documents such as TOEFL, course-by-course evaluation of international dental school transcript, and GRE (in some instances) may be required. Please visit the Advanced Education Website for further details before applying

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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