UMKC Catalog


Dental Graduate Certificate Programs
A graduate certificate program is offered in each of the following areas:

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Periodontics

General Nature of Programs

Each certificate program curriculum is designed to prepare the student for specialty practice and to help the student meet the educational training requirements for examination by the appropriate American dental specialty board. All programs begin with the summer term (the first week of July) except for graduate dental hygiene education, which begins with the fall semester. Programs vary in length from 12 to 72 months.