Graduate Programs

Ph.D. Degree

Preventive Dentistry Track Core Curriculum

Required courses below and 12 minor credits

Required Courses
  • DENT G959 Oral Microbiology (3 cr.)
  • DENT R909 Advanced Preventive Dentistry I (3 cr.)
  • DENT R910 Advanced Preventive Dentistry II (3 cr.)
  • DENT R911 Advanced Preventive Dentistry III (1-2 cr.)

Courses from the following list can be used to complete the total hours required for the major subject:

  • DENT G905 Bone Physiology, Imaging, and Implant Anchorage (2 cr.)
  • DENT G911 Dental Materials Science and Engineering (3 cr.)
  • DENT G967 Advanced Periodontics (4 cr.)
General Graduate
  • GRAD G504 Introduction to Research Ethics (2 cr.) or
  • GRAD G505 Responsible Conduct of Research (1 cr)
  • PBHL B651 Introduction to Biostatistics I (3 cr.)
  • GRAD G655 Research Communications Seminar (2 cr.; taken in spring of second year)
  • EDUC J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.) or
  • PSY 608 Measurement Theory and Data Interpretation (3 ) or
  • EDUC W531 Technology for Teaching and Learning (3 cr.) or other teaching method course recommended by the program director
  • DENT G910 Seminar: Preventive Dentistry or
  • DENT G910 Seminar: Dental Materials or
  • DENT R959 Seminar: Oral Biology and
  • One IUPUI graduate level seminar course outside of the Dental School (one semester seminar course each year; 1 cr. each)
  • DENT R956 Current Topics in Oral Biology (4 cr.)
Required Dental Sciences Courses for Non–Dental Preventive Dentistry Track Applicants

Applicants without a dental degree may apply for the Preventive Dentistry Track but are required to take the following course in the first two years of their program:

  • DENT G935 Dental Pediatrics (2 cr.)
Research (remainder of 90 credits)
  • DENT G930 Research: Preventive Dentistry (1-12 each semester)
  • DENT R957 Introduction to Research in Oral Biology (3 cr.; taken once)

Information about courses offered by schools and departments other than the School of Dentistry are available at the following links:

Indiana University Graduate School

IUPUI Department of Psychology

IUPUI Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

IUPUI School of Education


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