UMKC Catalog


Advanced Education Programs

Chair, Advanced Education Committee:
Mary P. Walker, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs 

The School of Dentistry offers advanced education curricula leading to graduate certificates in each of five clinical dental specialty areas (endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, and periodontics), certificates in general dentistry, and master of science degrees in either oral biology or dental hygiene education. The School participates in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program through the Department of Oral Biology. Oral Biology's research focus areas are: Biomaterials/Bioengineering of Biological Tissues & Replacements, Mineralized Tissue Biology and Translational and Clinical Research.