DDS/PhD Dual Degree Program

The UCLA School of Dentistry offers a combined DDS/PhD program for students seeking a career in academic dentistry. The integrated curriculum allows the student to earn a DDS degree and a PhD in Oral Biology in approximately seven years. The majority of DDS/PhD students satisfy the graduation requirements for the DDS during the first four years while also completing the Oral Biology core curriculum, identifying a research mentor, and beginning their dissertation research. During the remaining three years the student focuses entirely on research activities.

Please note: Students interested in the DDS/PhD program are required to apply and be accepted independently to both the DDS and the PhD in Oral Biology programs.

Contact Us

For more information about this program and how to apply, please contact:

Dr. Sotirios Tetradis, DDS/PhD Program Advisor
(310) 825-5712