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Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics

Graduate Students

The Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences includes the disciplines of oral biology, biomaterials, and prosthodontics. 

Oral biology is a multi-disciplinary science concerned with the structures and functions of tissues, fluids, and microbial flora in the oral cavity and adjoining areas. Instruction in oral biology provides the basis for understanding complex biological interactions which occur in the mouth and related structures. 

Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the replacement and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient by the restoration of natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes. Its major components are complete denture, removable partial denture, fixed partial denture prosthodontics, and dental implants. Maxillofacial prosthetics is another subject area within this discipline of dentistry.

Applications and additional information regarding graduate programs can be obtained by visiting: The graduate programs website for prospective students  or by
emailing graddentinquiry@umich.edu or call 734-763-1068