The BMS graduate program in Oral Biology provides training at the Master’s and Doctoral levels.   The mission of the current Ph.D. program is to maintain and continually improve an environment and program of instruction in which our students develop competency in modern oral biology science for application to oral health research questions.  The program also provides for the selection, guidance and support of faculty members associated with the program.  In support of the mission, the program strives to integrate basic and translational research education leading to a M.S. and/or Ph.D. for dental clinician-scientists and oral biology-oriented basic science researchers.  Our ultimate goal is to train future leaders in dental research and education.  The outcomes of our previous graduates support our goals of developing an outstanding oral biology program in both basic and clinical research that educates graduate students to contribute to the discovery of fundamental knowledge and its applications for improving human oral health in the U.S. and around the world.

Students receive training in the broad fields of Craniofacial Development and Genetics, Mineralized Tissue Biology, Biomaterials, Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration or Clinical and Translational Dental Research.

Postdoctoral fellows pursue more advanced training in specialized areas on a mentored basis with individual faculty.

General information that applies to both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs is available on this site.  For specific information about each program, please check either the M.S. in Oral Biology page or the Ph.D. in Oral Biology  page. 

To get answers to questions about the graduate program in Oral Biology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, please contact:

Ms. Nancy Anthony, OBIO Program Coordinator

Dr. Kathy Svoboda, OBIO Program Director

Other important information about the graduate programs at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry can be found at the  Office of Research and Graduate Studies website,