School of Advanced Dental Sciences

Resident and patient in the pediatric residency program

The School of Advanced Dental Sciences (SADS) officially began July 1, 2011. Included in the school are the advanced education programs and departments of endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology and the prosthodontics graduate program. Students in these programs frequently work together on cases, take the majority of core courses together, and have an increased need for understanding patient treatment from the perspective of the other specialties. The school facilitates the integration of these advanced education programs, ultimately improving the education that residents receive and better preparing them for the future, and also improving the patient experience involved in interdisciplinary care.

During the last ten years, the number of dental students who continue as advanced education students has grown. Nationally, 60 percent of all dental students enter an advanced education program. We currently have 122 advanced education students; 66 of those are in programs that are part of the new school.

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