Oral Biology PhD

School of Dental Medicine

Program Description

The PhD program in oral biology provides training for those who wish to pursue basic and/or clinical-translational research focused on oral and systemic health. Candidates may include those with bachelor's, master's or DDS (or the equivalent) degrees. The program will prepare students for careers in oral and craniofacial biology and the biomedical sciences. Students choose an area of concentration from disciplines, but may also combine work in several fields in order to support their research interests. Disciplines include biochemistry, biophysics, clinical studies, developmental biology, epidemiology, immunology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and pharmacology.

Program Contact

School of Dental Medicine Advanced Education Admissions Office
315 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Email: sdmpg@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-829-6927

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.