Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy - Oral Biology


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Plan Description


The UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics offers a 60-month combined Doctorate Degree and Certificate residency program. The class size is 2 residents per year and begins in July of each year. The program is designed to offer a broad spectrum of didactic, clinical, research, and teaching experience in the field of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. The emphasis of this program is the development of researchers that will further the scientific advancement in scholarly research, foster innovation and creativity, and support investigations that will further the understanding of clinical practice in oral health.

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Plan Admission Requirements


Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

In addition to being accepted to the UNLV Graduate College, prospective students must meet the following criteria.

  1. Must have passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination.
  2. Must have earned a DMD/DDS degree from a program in the US or Canada that is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
  3. Must be eligible for a Nevada state dental license and receive a full or limited dental license from the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners prior to engaging in any clinical activity.
  4. Application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) including specified letters of recommendations.
  5. Background and criminal checks as required.
  6. Medical history, immunizations and physicals as required.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements


Total Credits Required: 182

Course Requirements


Fall Semester 2nd Year Courses - Credits: 17


Fall Semester 3rd Year Courses - Credits: 6


ORTH 8208 – Clinic Orthodontics

PGDE 8317 – Independent Research VII

Spring Semester 3rd Year Courses - Credits: 6


ORTH 8208 – Clinic Orthodontics

PGDE 8318 – Independent Research VIII

Summer Semester 3rd Year Courses - Credits: 6


ORTH 8208 – Clinic Orthodontics

PGDE 8319 – Independent Research VIII

Fall Semester 4th Year Courses - Credits: 2


ORTH 8209 – Clinic Orthodontics

PGDE 8902 – Dissertation II

Spring Semester 4th Year Courses - Credits: 2


ORTH 8209 – Clinic Orthodontics

PGDE 8902 – Dissertation II

Summer Semester 4th Year Courses - Credits: 2


ORTH 8209 – Clinic Orthodontics

PGDE 8902 – Dissertation II

Fall Semester 5th Year Courses - Credits: 2


ORTH 8210 – Clinic Orthodontics

PGDE 8903 – Dissertation III

Spring Semester 5th Year Courses - Credits: 2


ORTH 8210 – Clinic Orthodontics

PGDE 8903 – Dissertation III

Summer Semester 5th Year Courses - Credits: 2


ORTH 8210 – Clinic Orthodontics

PGDE 8903 – Dissertation III

Degree Requirements


Students much complete all the courses, including clinical courses. In addition, students much develop, complete, and present a doctoral dissertation.

Plan Graduation Requirements


The student must submit and successfully defend their dissertation by the posted deadline. The defense must be advertised and is open to the public.

After the dissertation defense, the student must electronically submit a properly formatted pdf copy of their dissertation to the Graduate College for format check. Once the dissertation format has been approved by the Graduate College, the student will submit the approved electronic version to ProQuest. Deadlines for dissertation defenses, format check submissions, and the final ProQuest submission can be found here. 

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.

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