Oral Health Sciences PhD Programs

The primary objective of this program is to train outstanding students to become leaders in academic research in oral health sciences. Enrolled students pick from several training tracks, including OHS PhD, DDS/PhD, MS/PhD, and the Future Faculty Track.

Oral Health Sciences Masters Program (MS)

This one year program is intended to prepare students to acquire skills and knowledge necessary for a competitive dental school application, a competitive application to a PhD training program, or employment in a research laboratory.

The Oral Health Sciences PhD and MS are programs of the Rackham Graduate School offered at the School of Dentistry.

Open House - OHS Summer Conference

Join us for an Information Open-House to learn about the Oral Health Sciences Programs.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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ohs symposium

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Symposium Information

The number of students coming from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds that enroll in craniofacial/oral health sciences PhD graduate programs nationwide is shockingly small. The Oral health sciences graduate programs in a future and diverse workforce Symposium will focus on this challenge dental school PhD programs encounter regarding diversity by providing an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss barriers and develop strategies for moving forward.

Location: School of Dentistry - Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kellogg Auditorium (G005)
The event will include:
Morning: 3-4 presentations varying from 30 to 60 minutes in length including Q&As.
Lunch: Industry partners panel discussion
Afternoon: 2 Interactive panel discussions with a final wrap-up capturing the collective ideas
Evening: Dinner reception at the Michigan Union

To allow for a full conversation we are inviting program directors from the various dental school PhD programs as well as the program managers and a student from each program. To help offset the costs for your program there is no registration fee.

Programs that plan to send a student to engage in the event should contact the OHS office for information on student travel support. Email dent-ohsphd@umich.edu with the student's name, email, program, level of training (year in program) and indicate approval for the student to attend. The student should also register for the event. Please send this information no later than May 20th.

Registration is open. We hope that you are able to reserve the time on your schedule to attend this Symposium.


Interested in learning more about Oral Health Science Master's Program? Join Dr. Elisabeta Karl to ask your questions and hear her presentation.


Thank you for everything you do and your neverending support. I am thankful to be part of the OHS-MS family!



ORAL HEALTH SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES The Office of Research coordinates the school-wide Oral Health Sciences Seminar Series. Students, faculty, postdocs and trainees are welcome to attend the seminars.

Contact: Office of Research
Email: dent-research@umich.edu


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University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Office of Research
Oral Health Sciences
1011 N. University G306,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
PhD: 734-763-3388 | dent-ohsphd@umich.edu MS: dent-ohsms@umich.edu