Master of Science Degree in Pediatric Dentistry

For students successfully completing the certificate program interested in additional research training, a third year of full-time study (12 months) is available leading to the Master of Science Degree in Pediatric Dentistry. The degree will be awarded on completion of an original research project together with the writing of a thesis on the investigation.

Although the student will maintain clinical skills through active patient care during this time, the emphasis of the third year will be gaining experience in research methodologies and interdisciplinary research activities. A wide range of latitude will be available for students during the research year in that the program will be suited to the individual research interests of each student.

Students wishing to pursue the Masters Degree must inform the program director and department chair at the beginning of the second year of postdoctoral study. This will allow the student time to develop a research protocol leading to their thesis research.


(Follows the curriculum for Certificate Program in Pediatric Dentistry


(Follows the curriculum for Certificate Program in Pediatric Dentistry


Summer/Fall Semester

  • PDCH 850 - Thesis I
  • DSCI 602 - Oral Emryology and Histology

Winter/Spring Semester

  • PDCH 851 - Thesis II
  • DSCI 610 - Oral Biology
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Contact Us

Pediatric Dentistry Program
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163

Dept. Office: 901-448-6206
Clinic: 901-448-6206
Fax: 901-448-3817

Program Director

Martin Donaldson, D.D.S.


Martin E. Donaldson, DDS


Harry K. Sharp

A division of the
UTHSC College of Dentistry