The School of Dentistry offers multiple advanced education programs in the following eight (8) disciplines of study as well as three (3) programs with a dual-major option leading to the award of a professional certificate. Most programs offer an optional Master of Science (MS) degree or a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree:
Each of the dual-major programs is expected to take approximately four and one-half to five years (Perio-Pros) to complete (as opposed to six years if the programs were taken individually). The programs begin every July 1. Accepted applicants will be enrolled with two majors and receive professional certificates upon the successful completion of both programs.
Applicants must be qualified to meet the admissions criteria of both programs and must submit separate applications to each program.
The School of Dentistry now offers two graduate degree options for graduate students/residents enrolled in a certificate program: the Master of Science (MS) degree in conjunction with the Faculty of Graduate Studies or the Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree administered by the School of Dentistry.
*Note: The MSD degree is not available to students in the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
For information not found in the program descriptions, please contact the Office of Advanced Education.
Please follow this link for a complete listing of the imaging equipment available in our advanced education programs.
The Good Samaritan Statue in front of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Photography by Daryl Osborne
W. Patrick Naylor, DDS, MPH, MS
Associate Dean for Advanced Dental Education
School of Dentistry
Loma Linda University
11092 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92350 USA
Senior Administrative Assistant
Admissions Records Analyst
Phone: (909) 558-8624
Facsimile: (909) 558-0632