USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Master of Science in Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry

Program Description & Details

The Master of Science in Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study. The MS in Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry provides dental professionals with in-depth knowledge in dental material properties, characterization, biological interactions of dental adhesive systems, composite resins, ceramics, implants, 3D printing, digital scanning, Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

Developing skills in cutting-edge digital technologies is an emphasis and strength of the program.

Our graduates make a difference in advancing dental health through their future research and academic positions, industry jobs, and public service in Dental Healthcare management.

  • Required units to earn the MS in Biomaterials and Digital Dentistry degree: 24
  • How many required courses: 11
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission
  • All students are required to complete an original research project and a master’s thesis (BMDD 594abz) following a thesis protocol approved by their advisory committee.

Curriculum

Class Schedule

Fall Trimester I

OPER 705L Dental Photography (1 Unit)
OPER 704a Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Literature Review (1 Unit)
OPER 735aL Research Methodology (2 Units)

Spring Trimester II

DMAT 701 Advanced Biomaterials (2 Units)
OPER 704b Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Literature Review (1 Unit)
OPER 735bL Research Methodology (2 Units)

Summer Trimester III

BMDD 790 Directed Research (3 Units)
BMDD 588a Digital Technology Applied to Dentistry (3 Units)
OPER 704c Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Literature Review (1 Unit)

Fall Trimester IV

BMDD 588b Digital Technology Applied to Dentistry (3 Units)
OPER 704d Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Literature Review (1 Unit)

Spring Trimester V 

BMDD 594a Biomaterials & Digital Dentistry Master’s Thesis (2 Units)

Summer Trimester VI

BMDD 594b Biomaterials & Digital Dentistry Master’s Thesis (2 Units)

Application Information

Admission requirements

  • The MS BMDD Program is available for students who are enrolled in the graduate certificate programs in Advanced Operative & Adhesive Dentistry or Advanced Prosthodontics at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC effective for the cohort incoming in 2018.
  • DDS, DMD or equivalent degree (for international dentist applicants).
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for admission.
  • GRE is not required for the MS BMDD program.

Materials required for all applicants

  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to the program director
  • Official dental school transcripts including a year-by-year record

Additional materials required for international applicants

  • For non-native English speakers, an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) test score of 90 or above is required, with 20 or above on each section (reading, listening, speaking and writing). The exam score should be less than two years old.
  • Non-US obtained dental school transcripts must be translated and certified by Educational Credential Evaluators Report (ECE)

How to apply

  • The applications for M.S. BMDD should be submitted electronically to the USC Graduate School using USC CAS Application by July 15.
  • For more information refer to the instructions page.
  • Application deadline: July 15, 2018

Contact us for more information

Admissions Office
(213) 740-2841