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Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Boston University

  • Boston, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 52%48%
    student ratio
  • 818
    total students
  • $43,970 | $43,970
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 1
    fall application deadline
  • 7%
    acceptance rate
  • 31 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

A Flexible Academic Environment

The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University (BUSDM) is dedicated to developing each student's individual academic capabilities. A variety of degree and certificate programs permit students to pursue active areas of research best suited to their interests in collaboration with an experienced faculty. Located on the Boston University Medical Center campus, research programs can be collaborative with additional resources and faculty expertise available at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health, and at other academic institutions in Boston.

Advanced Research in Oral Biology

Boston University is renowned for its research programs. BUSDM was recently ranked fifth in the country in oral and dental research funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH/NIDCR). The Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology, Division of Oral Biology at Boston University offers a Ph.D. in Oral Biology, in addition to other research degrees including Masters and Doctor of Science degrees.

Research studies include subjects as diverse as oral host defense systems including both acquired and innate immunity, and the role of cytokines in periodontal diseases and wound healing. Additional active research in oral biology include determining the structure and functions of salivary proteins, extracellular matrix biosynthesis structure and function, and molecular and cellular interactions that occur in systemic and oral diseases, gingival overgrowth research, cancer research, and molecular and cellular control of tooth development and formation, and translational research topics.

Progressive Laboratory Research Facilities at BUSDM

BUSDM is noted for its excellent research faculty, facilities and equipment located on the Boston University Medical Center in Boston. . Basic research and clinical research facilities are state of the art, and are located principally at the Center for Advanced Biomedical Research, the Evans Biomedical Research Center, the Evans Building, and the Goldman School of Dental Medicine building itself, all within a two block area that includes Boston University School of Medicine research facilities. Extensive core research facilities available to all Boston University Medical center research laboratories and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations are readily available.

Mentorships under Prominent Faculty

Boston University's faculty members regularly receive accolades and recognition from both the private and public sectors for innovative internationally recognized published contributions to dental and biomedical research. The Ph.D. in Oral Biology is a research degree program that trains individuals with a strong scientific background and who have an interest in pursuing a research as a major part of their future careers.

During their course of study, students work closely with experienced faculty members on cutting edge research projects relevant to oral biology and oral diseases.

Benefit from Practical Training

While the School of Dental Medicine has a strong focus on research, post-graduate clinical training is a major strength of the school and includes advanced training in operative dentistry, orthodontics, periodontology, prosthodontics, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, or oral and maxillofacial surgery leading to the award of clinical certificates (CAGS), often combined with Masters or D.Sc. research training. Students enrolled in the Ph.D. Program in Oral Biology may also participate in aspects of clinically related research during the typical five year program.

Valuable Experience While Contributing to Community Service Projects

The Patient Care Center at Boston University provides affordable dental health care to the surrounding community, benefiting dental students with practical experience and training. Graduate students in clinical programs perform the more advanced treatment procedures under the watchful eye of qualified dentists and faculty members. This provides clinical dental students with valuable practical application of clinical dental procedures.

In addition students can use the experience to learn how to develop good patient relationships through effective communication. Ensuring that patients are relaxed during treatment procedures is an important aspect of working in the dental profession.

A Vibrant Student Community

The Goldman School of Dental Medicine is located in Boston, MA, one of the most vibrant academic hubs in the United States. The flexibility of the graduate study programs allows students at BU to interact and work collaboratively with students and departments from other universities in the area. The city of Boston is known for its beautiful architecture, countless historical sites, and vibrant culture. Students can enjoy many high level restaurants, theatres, and music in the area. Getting around Boston is made easy by the extensive public transport system. For students who commute to class each day, the university is easily accessible via various bus and subway networks.


Location & Contact

Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Boston University

100 East Newton Street, G-305
Boston, MA 02118
United States

Dr. Jeffrey Hutter

Dean

Phone: 617-638-4780

Admissions Representative

Phone: 617-638-4787
Fax: 617-638-4798
Email: sdmadmis@bu.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Advanced General Dentistry Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
    • Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D Sc D)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
    • Dental Public Health Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D Sc D)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
    • Orthodontics Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D Sc D)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
    • Prosthodontics Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D Sc D)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
    • Operative Dentistry Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D Sc D)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
    • Pediatric Dentistry Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D Sc D)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
    • Periodontology Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D Sc D)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
    • Endodontics Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D Sc D)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
    • Dentistry Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
    • Oral Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Doctor of Science (D Sc)
      Doctor of Science in Dentistry (D Sc D)
      Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 14
    • Doctoral Degrees 199
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 55
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees

Admissions

7% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 6,681
    • Accepted 507
    • Acceptance Rate 7
    • Enrolled 263
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $105
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesDAT (for DMD), minimum recommended GPA of 3.0 (for DMD)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNational Board Dental Exam Part 1, dental degree
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$43,970
    • Out-of-state tuition *$43,970
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 15
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, stipends and scholarships (for Advanced Education in General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents)

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students818
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students818
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian41%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian22%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown24%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty202
    • Full-time Percentage59%
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchDefense mechanisms, bone-cell regulation, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, biomaterials
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

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