Texas A&M College of Dentistry is the single largest provider of oral health care services in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, with approximately 120,000 total patient visits per year. The college's mission is to improve the oral health of Texans and shape the future of dentistry by developing exemplary clinicians, educators and scientists, caring for the needs of a diverse community, serving as a leader in health professions education, and seeking innovations in science, education and health care delivery.

Degrees Offered

Doctor of Dental Surgery -- D.D.S.

Duration: 4 years
Requirements: Dental Admissions Test, 90 semester hours college course work (minimum)
See: Frequently Asked Questions for course requirements
Application Deadline: September 30
Start Term: Fall
Contact: Office of Recruitment and Admissions 
Email: admissions-dentistry@tamhsc.edu 

B.S. in Dental Hygiene

Specialization: Dental Hygiene
Duration: 2 years
Requirements: 60 semester hours college course work including core courses for B.S. degree
Application Deadline: January 5
Start Term: Fall
Contact: Office of Recruitment and Admissions 
Email: admissions-dentistry@tamhsc.edu

M.S. in Oral Biology

Students in the M.S. Program in the Department of Biomedical Sciences receive training in one or more of the following fields of study in the oral health sciences: Anatomy, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Microbiology/Immunology, and Physiology/Pharmacology.

The program, leading to the M.S. degree in Oral Biology, is designed primarily to provide advanced scientific training for graduates of dental programs and students enrolled in a clinical specialty program at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. This program is also well suited for dental specialists from countries other than the United States who desire to obtain or improve their background in dental research.

Contact: Department of Biomedical Sciences

Ph.D. in Oral Biology

Students in the Ph.D. Program in the  Oral Biology (OBIO) Graduate Program in Department of Biomedical Sciences  receive training in the broad fields of Craniofacial Biology, Stomatology or Dental Materials. This training includes the advanced study of cell and molecular mechanisms, experimental studies, and clinical studies of development, growth, aging, function, disease, and treatment.

Work leading to the degree of doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) is designed to give the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of a professional field and training in methods of research. The final basis for granting the degree is the candidate's mastery of the subject matter of a broad field of study and the demonstrated ability to do independent research. In addition, the candidate must acquire the ability to express thoughts clearly in both oral and written language.

Contact: Department of Biomedical Sciences

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Meet D2 Ashly Okoli

Second-year dental student Ashly Okoli has found her voice, both as a writer and a former introvert.

“The first person who told me I was gifted in writing was my eighth-grade English teacher,” she says.

Her essay, “Cavities: What Are They and How Do We Prevent Them,” recently earned her one of four runners-up awards for the American Dental Association’s fourth annual Health Literacy Essay Contest for dental students.

“It was challenging to write scientific information at a level that could be understood by people of vast backgrounds and different ages, but it was humbling to realize there is a long road of work ahead of me to lead patients to the intersection of well informed and empowered to improve,” she says.

Read more about Ashley Okoli in Dentistry Insider ...

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Dallas, TX 75246

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Residencies and Specialty Programs

Post-D.D.S. certificates programs are available in advanced education in general dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics and public health sciences. 

Contact Advanced Education Programs

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Dr. Amirali Zandinejad, Director

Dental Public Health

Dr. Peggy Timothé, Director


Dr. Gerald Glickman, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Dr. Yi-Shing Cheng, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Dr. M. K. Nair, Director

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Likith Reddy, Director


Dr. Larry Tadlock, Director

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Carolyn Kerins, Director


Dr. William V. Stenberg


Dr. William Nagy, Director

Biomedical Sciences Track

Dr. Kathy Svoboda, Director