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Ph.D. in Oral Health Research

Student conducting research

The program emphasizes independent research culminating in the conduct of an original research project under the supervision of a faculty adviser. Participating faculty are associated not only with programs and departments within the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research but also with the VCU Massey Cancer Center, the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research and VCU School of Engineering.

The curriculum consists of graduate core basic science courses; oral health sciences core courses and advanced elective courses. The specific curriculum for each student is designed with the student's academic advisor, in consultation with the Oral Health Research Program Committee. 

For all enquiries please contact the program director Oonah Loughran, Ph.D. at

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry
Philips Institute for Oral Health Research
W. Baxter Perkinson Jr. Building
Box 980566
1101 East Leigh Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566
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