¿Qué aprenderé?

The didactic requirements of the Master of Science in Dentistry are combined with the goals of the M.S.D. program to provide the student with a strong clinical background that is supported by a strong background in research methodology.

Program goals

  • To provide an academic environment for inquiry in which expertise and knowledge in basic sciences and clinical pediatric dentistry can be achieved
  • To provide a sound background in medicine as it applies to the pediatric/adolescent patient and to patients with special health care needs
  • To provide a sound background in oral pathology
  • To be able to interpret, critique and apply literature associated with the field of pediatric dentistry
  • To develop sound diagnostic, clinical, nonsurgical and surgical skills in the clinic and in the operating room
  • To provide didactic instruction and clinical training in the area of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic behavior management
  • To provide instruction and training in growth and development to include clinical interceptive orthodontic care
  • To provide methods of pain and anxiety control, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation
  • To provide an environment for the interpretation and implementation of research
  • Enable successful completion of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry exam
  • To develop sound lifelong didactic and clinical learning skills
  • To provide specialists in pediatric dentistry for community health care, professional service and dental education

Program objectives

  • To be exposed to the basic sciences and be able to apply concepts to clinical pediatric dentistry
  • To be able to critically critique and interpret the old and new literature
  • To have an understanding of oral pathology and medicine as it applies to management of the pediatric/adolescent patient and patients with special health care needs
  • To have residents become exposed to and proficient in multiple nonsurgical and surgical treatment modalities to include treatment of patients under general anesthesia
  • To become competent in diagnosis and treatment planning
  • To obtain competency and certification in moderate conscious sedation
  • To complete research, M.S.D. and prepare a paper for presentation and publication
  • To prepare the student to successfully complete Part I and II of the ABPD examination
  • To develop communication and presentation skills and lifelong learners

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Dentistry

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
US$24.741,00 por año

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

Julio 2020


School of Dentistry

Lyons Dental Building,

520 North 12th Street, Fourth floor,



23298, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Venezuela

Applicants for admission to VCU graduate programs must hold the academic equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree from an accredited university. The university minimum TOEFL score requirement is Reading 19-23, Listening 20-23 and Writing 24-26 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based). Some graduate programs will accept satisfactory scores on the IELTS as evidence of English proficiency. The university minimum IELTS score requirement is 6.5. The PTE is also accepted with a minimum score of 65.

Para estudiantes internacionales

In addition to the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School, the following requirements represent the minimum acceptable standards for admission:

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. from an American Dental Association-accredited dental school
  • Successful completion of Part I of the National Dental Board Exam at the time of application and completion of Part II by the time of matriculation
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or equivalent
  • Ranking in the top 50 percent of the class of the dental school attended

Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 600 on paper-based test and 100 on Internet-based test). International English Language Testing System (score of 6.5 or greater acceptable; test must be taken within two years of application date). The PTE is also accepted with a minimum score of 65.

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Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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  • En el top 3 de las universidades investigativas en Virginia.
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