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Indiana University 
Bloomington, IN 47405 
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Graduate Faculty
Special School Requirements
Master of Science Degree
Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Dental Science

School of Dentistry

Professor Lawrence Goldblatt

Departmental e-mail:

Graduate Faculty

Distinguished Professor
George Stookey

David Bixler (Emeritus), John Chaves, Arden Christen, James Hartsfield, Michael Kowolik, Marilyn Lantz, Donald LeBlanc, James McDonald, Chris Miller, B. Keith Moore, Byron Olson, Yoshiki Oshida, W. Eugene Roberts Jr., S. Miles Standish (Emeritus), Charles Tomich, Domenick T. Zero

Associate Professors
Mostafa Analoui,* Joseph Bidwell, Lawrence Garetto, Richard Gregory, Thomas Katona,* M. Margaret Vickerman

Assistant Professors
Eric Everett,* Margherita Fontana,* Doninique Galli* (Visiting), Carlos Gonzalez-Cabezas,* L. Jack Windsor*

Adjunct Professors
Janet Hock (Affiliate Graduate Faculty Status)

Adjunct Assistant Professors
Rachelle Galvin (Affiliate)

Senior Scientist
Ann Dunipace

Associate Scientist
Lech Switalski

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Chris Miller, School of Dentistry 105, (317) 274-5349

Director of Ph.D. Program
Richard Gregory, OH 123, (317) 274-5349

Degrees Offered
Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. In addition, the School of Dentistry offers the Master of Science in Dentistry; for details see the School of Dentistry Bulletin.

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Special School Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

The M.S. and Ph.D. programs are designed principally for students who expect to enter dental education and research upon completion of their programs. The M.S.D. program is intended for students interested primarily in the specialty disciplines of dentistry.

Admission Requirements
(1) Degree in dentistry from a recognized school of dentistry, or bachelorís degree with appropriate concentration in science (for applicants, other than dentists, who wish to pursue advanced degrees in dental science); (2) overall B (3.0) average; (3) appropriate level of achievement in course work in the major area of concentration; and (4) evidence of potential for success in advanced graduate work, as attested by letters of recommendation from major professors or others familiar with the applicantís academic performance or professional background. A personal interview may be required in some instances.

Students must maintain an academic average of at least 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.

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Master of Science Degree

Graduate work in the School of Dentistry leading to the M.S. or M.S.D. degree includes advanced laboratory, clinical, lecture, library, and seminar courses in the following major fields: orthodontics, dental diagnostic sciences, dental materials, and preventive dentistry. (See School of Dentistry Bulletin for other M.S.D. programs offered in the advanced specialty disciplines in dentistry.)

Course Requirements
A minimum of 30 credit hours of approved courses appropriate to one of the major disciplines given above, including 6 credit hours in an approved minor subject and 6 credit hours of research. Consult the School of Dentistry Bulletin and individual program directors for specific details on curricula. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be allowed for clinical courses.

Students must conduct a research project and prepare a thesis.

Final Examinations
Comprehensive oral and written examination taken any time after the first semester. A ďdefense of thesisĒ examination is required upon submission of the thesis to the studentís graduate committee.

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Dental Science

Course Requirements
A minimum of 90 credit hours beyond the bachelorís and/or dental degree with a total of 33 credit hours in the major subject area (including the core curriculum in preventive dentistry), at least 15 credit hours in an approved minor subject, and at least 20 credit hours in research leading to the dissertation. The remaining credit hours will be taken in appropriate elective courses.

Ordinarily, 15 credit hours in any one of the advanced basic science courses (anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, life science) or their equivalents, as approved by the departmental chairperson. A second minor (15 credit hours) may be obtained in any of the advanced dental subjects or distributed among supportive electives.

Research-Skill Requirement
The advisory committee will determine the relevance of various laboratory and technical skills to the studentís Ph.D. program and will recommend courses selected from the following: statistics, computer science, polarized light microscopy and microradiography, scanning electron microscopy, and cell culture, biochemical, or microbiological techniques. Other skills may be included with the consent of the advisory committee.

Qualifying Examination
Preliminary oral and written qualifying examinations to be taken in the major and minor subjects at any time the student is prepared.

Final Examination
Oral defense of dissertation.

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G900 Advanced Oral Histology and Embryology (2 cr.)
G903 Histologic Technique (1 cr.)
G905 Physiology and Pathology of Bone (1-3 cr.)
G906 Tumor Clinic (0.5 cr.; 1 cr. max.)
G907 Clinical Oral Pathology Conference (0.5 cr.; 1 cr. max.)
G908 Advanced Radiographic Interpretation (2 cr.)
G910 Seminar (1 cr.)
G911 Theory of Dental Metallurgy (3 cr.)
G912 Properties and Test Methods: Dental Materials (2-3 cr.)
G913 Clinical Applications of Dental Materials (2-3 cr.)
G917 Maxillofacial Prosthetics Theory (1-6 cr.)*
G918 Research: Dental Diagnostic Sciences (cr. arr.)*
G920 Research: Oral Pathology (cr. arr.)*
G921 Research: Dental Materials (cr. arr.)*
G924 Research: Dental Diagnostic Sciences (cr. arr.)
G927 Research: Orthodontics (cr. arr.)*
G930 Research: Preventive Dentistry (cr. arr.)*
G935 Dental Pediatrics (1-2 cr.)
G946 Advanced Clinical Radiography (1-4 cr.)
G947 Cephalometrics (1-4 cr.)
G948 Advanced Radiology (2 cr.)
G955 Research Communications (2 cr.)
G958 Biomechanics (1-4 cr.)
G959 Oral Microbiology (3 cr.)
G960 Advanced Orthodontic Clinic (1-6 cr.)
G963 Advanced Orthodontic Techniques (2 cr.)
G964 Dento-Facial Analysis (2 cr.)
G965 Histophysiology and Pathology of the Periodontium (4 cr.)
G968 Advanced Clinical Dental Diagnostic Sciences (1-6 cr.)
G969 Advanced Didactic Dental Diagnostic Sciences (2 cr.)
G971 Intermediary Metabolism (3 cr.)
G972 Proteins and Nucleic Acids (2 cr.)
G973 Vitamins, Mineral Metabolism, and Hormones (2 cr.)
G974 Advanced Nutrition (2 cr.)
G975 Basic Radiologic Physics (2 cr.)
G976 Advanced Oral Pathology I (1-2 cr.)
G977 Advanced Oral Pathology II (2 cr.)
G978 Fundamentals of Radiation Biology (2 cr.)
G981 Principles of Restorative Dentistry1(1-4 cr.)
G982 Clinical Research Methods (1-3 cr.)
G983 Dental Problems of Special Population Groups (1-3 cr.)
G985 Fluoride Metabolism (2 cr.)
G987 Principles of Applied Oral Medicine1(1-4 cr.)
G988 Principles of Periodontics1(2 cr.)
G989 Principles of Pediatric Dentistry1(1-4 cr.)
G991 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of Head and Neck (1-4 cr.)
G994 Applications of Genetic Principles to Problems in Dentistry (2 cr.)
G995 Biostatistics as Applied to Public Health Problems (1-4 cr.)
G996 Epidemiology (1-3 cr.)
G999 Public Health Practice (1-6 cr.)
R902 Developmental Biology of the Human Face and Head (2 cr.)
R903 Roentgenographic Interpretation of the Face and Skull (2 cr.)
R908 Speech Pathology-Speech Science (1-6 cr.)
R909 Advanced Preventive Dentistry I (2-3 cr.)
R910 Advanced Preventive Dentistry II (2-3 cr.) P: R909
R911 Advanced Preventive Dentistry III (1-2 cr.) P: R909, R910
R912 Clinical Preventive Dentistry I (2 cr.)
R913 Clinical Preventive Dentistry II (1 cr.) P: R912
R924 Retention and Post-Retention Analysis (2 cr.)
R926 Advanced Concepts in Biomedical Sciences (1 cr.)
R927 Interpersonal Processes and Persuasive Motivational Strategies in Dentistry (1 cr.)
R932 Speech and Craniofacial Anomalies (1 cr.)
R934 Surgical Orthodontics Seminar I (1 cr.)
R935 Surgical Orthodontics Seminar II (1 cr.)
R937-R938 Special Pathology of Neoplasms I-II (2-2 cr.)
R944-R945 Graduate Craniofacial Growth and Development I-II (2-3 cr. each)
R949 Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy (3 cr.)

R953 Biotechniques Methods and Instrumentation in Dentistry (3 cr.) This is an introductory course for dental graduate students at IUSD getting ready for M.S. and Ph.D. research. Basic concepts in imaging will be discussed. Other topics include bioelectricity, biomechanics and biochemical engineering.
R955 Graduate Oral Biology I (2.5 cr.) Basic survey of oral biology including cell biology; composition of the oral hard tissues; role of saliva in health and disease; systemic and oral microbial diseases important in dentistry; immunology; prevention of oral diseases; nutrition; and infection control.
R956 Current Topics in Oral Biology (4 cr.) P: B500 and G865 or equivalents. Purpose is to familiarize students with current areas of research in oral biology through a combination of lectures and literature discussions on topics covered in review articles and original research papers appearing in journals devoted to various aspects of oral biology.

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1 For students who do not hold degrees in dentistry.

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