New D.M.D./Ph.D. Program for Students

OHSU School of Dentistry is now offering a D.M.D./Ph.D. program for dental students. The program will prepare dental students for careers as clinician/scientists and advance the field of dentistry by developing individuals who can translate research into clinical practice.

“It was a goal to start a D.M.D./Ph.D. program at OHSU,” said Dean Phillip Marucha, D.M.D., Ph.D., who established such programs at The Ohio State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  “Though we were intending to wait a little longer to initiate one, an unexpected request this fall from a first-year dental student for a D.M.D./Ph.D. program, as well as the addition of staff to develop such a program, have accelerated our plans. We are pleased that two students now have expressed interest in the D.M.D./Ph.D. program.

“Research is integral to clinical training, and will become more so in the future, and now feels like the right time to move forward.”

Dental students interested in the D.M.D./Ph.D. program may call Katherine Long at (503) 346-4774, or email