Texas A&M College of Dentistry is the single largest provider of oral health care services in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, with approximately 120,000 total patient visits per year. The college's mission is to improve the oral health of Texans and shape the future of dentistry by developing exemplary clinicians, educators and scientists, caring for the needs of a diverse community, serving as a leader in health professions education, and seeking innovations in science, education and health care delivery.

Degrees Offered

Doctor of Dental Surgery -- D.D.S.

Duration: 4 years
Requirements: Dental Admissions Test, 90 semester hours college course work (minimum)
See: Frequently Asked Questions for course requirements
Application Deadline: September 30
Start Term: Fall
Contact: Office of Recruitment and Admissions 
Email: admissions-dentistry@tamu.edu  

B.S. in Dental Hygiene

Specialization: Dental Hygiene
Duration: 2 years
Requirements: 60 semester hours college course work including core courses for B.S. degree
Application Deadline: January 5
Start Term: Fall
Contact: Office of Recruitment and Admissions 
Email: admissions-dentistry@tamu.edu 

M.S. in Oral Biology

Students in the M.S. Program in the Department of Biomedical Sciences receive training in one or more of the following fields of study in the oral health sciences: Anatomy, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Microbiology/Immunology, and Physiology/Pharmacology.

The program, leading to the M.S. degree in Oral Biology, is designed primarily to provide advanced scientific training for graduates of dental programs and students enrolled in a clinical specialty program at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. This program is also well suited for dental specialists from countries other than the United States who desire to obtain or improve their background in dental research.

Contact: Department of Biomedical Sciences

Students in the basic science track will receive an MS in Oral Biology. It is coordinated and overseen by the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Students receive training in one or more of the following fields of study in the oral health sciences: Anatomy, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Microbiology/Immunology, or Physiology/Pharmacology. This program is also well-suited for dental specialists from other countries other than the US who desire to improve their background in dental research.

The clinical track program also leads to an MS in Oral Biology. It is designed primarily to provide advanced scientific training for students enrolled in a clinical specialty program at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry. The clinical track MS is available only to students who have already been accepted into a clinical certificate program.

Ph.D. in Oral Biology

Students in the Ph.D. Program in the  Oral Biology (OBIO) Graduate Program in Department of Biomedical Sciences  receive training in the broad fields of Craniofacial Biology, Stomatology or Dental Materials. This training includes the advanced study of cell and molecular mechanisms, experimental studies, and clinical studies of development, growth, aging, function, disease, and treatment.

Work leading to the degree of doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) is designed to give the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of a professional field and training in methods of research. The final basis for granting the degree is the candidate's mastery of the subject matter of a broad field of study and the demonstrated ability to do independent research. In addition, the candidate must acquire the ability to express thoughts clearly in both oral and written language.

Contact: Department of Biomedical Sciences

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Meet D4 Emily Watson

From the moment her sneakers hit the floor each morning, D4 Emily Watson is all in.

While dental school can be all-consuming, you won’t find her catching extra winks when she could be outdoors at fitness boot camp. Camp Gladiator has been her go-to since the summer before her D2 year, and she’s even encouraged school chums to join her before the sun rises.

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Dallas, TX 75246
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Clinical Certificate Programs

Specialty certificates are available in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.

Contact Information


Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Dr. Amirali Zandinejad, Director

azandinejad@tamu.edu   

Dental Public Health

Dr. Peggy Timothé, Director
ptimothe@tamu.edu   

Endodontics

Dr. Robert Augsburger, Director
augsburger@tamu.edu 

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Dr. Yi-Shing Cheng, Director
ycheng@tamu.edu   

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Dr. M. K. Nair, Director
mknair@tamu.edu 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Likith Reddy, Director
lreddy@tamu.edu  

Orthodontics

Dr. Larry Tadlock, Director
ltadlock@tamu.edu  

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Carolyn Kerins, Director
ckerins@tamu.edu  

Periodontics

Dr. Pooria Fallah Abed, Director
fallahabed@tamu.edu 

Prosthodontics

Dr. Seok Hwan Cho, Director
seokhwancho@tamu.edu 

Basic Science Track

Dr. Kathy Svoboda, Director
ksvoboda@tamu.edu