Program Directors: Dr. Pamela DenBesten and Dr. Ralph Marcucio
One of the foundations of the graduate program at the UCSF School of Dentistry is the PhD program in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. The PhD is offered under the auspices of the Graduate Group in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences and it provides training and experience in research, primarily for qualified dentists and dental hygienists interested in academic careers.
The PhD program is designed to train academic research investigators of the future who will carry out independent, high quality research in oral biology. The foundations of oral biology are in numerous oral health-related biomedical sciences, such as cell, developmental, and molecular biology; biochemistry; biomaterials; biophysics; and the physical sciences.
For further information or questions about the OCS program please contact:
Roger Mraz, Program Administrator
Office of Graduate and Research Affairs
513 Parnassus Ave., S-619A
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
email: Roger.Mraz@ucsf.edu