Concurrent Programs

Concurrent DDS/PhD Degree Program

The UCLA School of Dentistry also offers our dental students a concurrent degree program where they have the opportunity to earn a DDS degree, followed by a PhD degree in Oral Biology. The integrated curriculum allows the student to dedicate four years to dental education, enjoy the benefits of having a strong camaraderie with their fellow dental students and successfully earn a DDS degree. Following this milestone, students will begin the PhD component of this program, which are the same as for the PhD in Oral Biology program. Students dedicate three years or more to research activities while they work intensively for their thesis dissertation.

This concurrent DDS/PhD program is designed for students seeking a career in academic dentistry and research. Following completion of this concurrent degree, individuals will be armed with education and skills that will bring him/her to the cutting edge of research, therefore allowing clinical advances to be made which expand their forefront of knowledge.

Please note: Students are required to apply and be accepted to both programs independently.

For more information about this program and how to apply, please contact Dr. Sotirios Tetradis at (310) 825-5712 or