Tufts University School of Dental Medicine was established in 1868 as Boston Dental College. It was incorporated into Tufts College in 1899. Although founded as a school to educate students from New England, today Tufts is renowned throughout the United States and the world as a center for academic and clinical excellence. Tufts boasts over 7,000 alumni composed of individuals from all fifty states and thirty-nine countries. The majority of the alumni outside of the USA have completed an Advanced Education Certificate program. Students receive a comprehensive education emphasizing the importance of didactic coursework, clinical experience, and practice management that prepares them to enter the work force as confident, proficient clinicians.
Tufts offers accredited advanced education programs in the following:
- Endodontics – 2 years
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – 2 years
- Orthodontics – 2 years (3 with Master of Science)
- Master of Science- 2 years (Masters only)
- Pediatric Dentistry – 2 years
- Periodontology – 3 years
- Prosthodontics – 3 years
Also, Tufts supports an accredited General Practice Residency program in affiliation with Tufts Medical Center.
All programs lead to a Certificate of Achievement in the respective specialty. Most instruction takes place at TUSDM’s Boston campus and affiliated hospitals and institutions.
The following specialty programs also offer a Certificate of Achievement:
- Craniomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain- 2 years (3 years with Master of Science)
- Advanced Dental Technology and Research Program – 2 years if full time
The following specialty fellowship programs are also available and lead to a Fellowship Certificate of Achievement.
- Implant Dentistry Fellowship – 1 or 2 years
- Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry – 18 months
- Dental Sleep Medicine Fellowship
In addition to the fellowship programs there is a One Year Oral Surgery internship