Graduate education programs at Texas A&M College of Dentistry seek to provide an educational experience that emphasizes the development of a strong basic science background coupled with advanced diagnostic and clinical competence.

The goal is to develop a highly skilled specialist with the analytical, clinical and management abilities necessary to provide optimum oral health care and to produce a graduate who will have the ability to critically evaluate research literature, as well as have the inquiring attitude necessary to pursue advancement in the practice, research and/or teaching of specialized oral health care.

The Research and Graduate Studies Office administratively coordinates all faculty and student research projects at the College of Dentistry.

College graduate program among top-ranked nationally

The graduate program at the College of Dentistry is ranked #7 of the top 25 programs as announced by Graduate Programs Spring 2015 Dental School Rankings.  The ranking enumerates the best graduate programs in the country based on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students posted at  Program rankings encompass reviews posted by more than 70,000 students participating in over 1,600 graduate programs nationwide.

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Dean in Clinic

Contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Larry L. Bellinger, Ph.D. 
Regents Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Richard Cardenas
Program Manager

Kim Luttman
Program Manager

Jill Newsom
 Administrative Assistant