Postdoctoral Programs

Our Postdoctoral Programs

The Howard University College of Dentistry offers postdoctoral programs in the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, General Practice Residency and an Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry. These programs meet the educational requirements necessary for certification by the respective specialty boards. The five existing programs fulfill the accreditation requirements for postdoctoral specialty programs in dentistry as determined by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association and the Commission on Accreditation.


The level of instruction in the courses included in these programs is comparable to that of graduate dental courses. Research orientation, electives and research opportunities are included. A Certificate of Proficiency is awarded upon completion of the postdoctoral programs. In addition, separate internship and residency certificates are awarded to the oral and maxillofacial surgery and the general practice residency residents from Howard University Hospital.