MS Dental Materials Curriculum

MS Required Courses

The entire MS dental materials curriculum is under continual review and improvement based on evolving accreditation standards, as well as input from residents and faculty. Periodically it is necessary to change the content and sequence of courses to benefit the program.


Course #Course TitleCredit Hours
G910 Seminar: Dental Materials 1-3
G911 Dental Materials Science and Engineering 3
G912 Properties and Test Methods: Dental Materials 3
G913 Clinical Applications of Materials 3
G921 Research: Dental Materials 6
G650 Biostatistics I* 3
G651 Biostatistics II* 3
  *or equivalent approved by program director  


MINOR:  M.S. Degree: A candidate for the MS degree would choose a minor in one of the following areas with the approval of the department chairman.  A total of six credit hours must be selected from the list in the department chosen.

MINOR:  Chemistry

Chem 696  Intro to Polymer Chemistry                                                 3       

Chem 697  Characterization of Polymers                                              3       

Other 500 or 600 level courses  or as approved by program director

MINOR:   Materials Science Engineering

MSE 50700 Micromechanisms of Particle Strengthened Alloys          3  
                      Strengthened Alloys  

MSE 57600 Corrosion                                                                           3         

MSE 52300  Physical Ceramics                                                            3 

MINOR:   Mechanical Engineering                                                                           

ME 55100   Finite Element Analysis                                                    3 

ME 59700   Ad Topics in Finite Element Analysis                              3

ME 50500   Heat and Mass Transfer                                                    3

ME 50900   Intermediate Fluid Mechanics                                          3

ME 58100   Numerical Methods in ME                                               3

MINOR: Biomedical Engineering

500 or 600 level courses as approved by program director with permission from BME course instructor

Any of the courses listed above or below may be selected for  elective courses with approval of the course director. Other courses are negotiable with the Dental Materials faculty.

G910  Seminar in Operative Dentistry                                                 1

G938 Advanced Removable Partial Prosthodontics Technique           1

G941  Advanced Fixed Partial Prosthodontics                                     1

G953  Recent Advances in Operative Dentistry                                   2                  

G951  Interdisciplinary Role of Operative Dentistry                            1

R928  Advanced Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Technique                    1

R929  Advanced Complete Denture Technique                                   1