Led by Inaugural Dean Christopher Halliday, DDS, MPH, MOSDOH offers an educational model that relies on an exceptional cadre of motivated, experienced learning guides (mentors) for students in both the preclinical and clinical phases of the program. In addition to the issues of oral health and the skills of dentistry, students learn from and are encouraged to become caring, community-minded healthcare providers. We expect that our graduates will be leaders in their community and managers of public, not-for-profit, and private sector oral health organizations.
The dental program features:
MOSDOH students spend the first and second year studying the basic sciences and clinical introductions in the classroom setting and complete dental simulation exercises in the campus simulation clinic. Third-year students work side-by-side with licensed dentists in our St. Louis clinic. Fourth-year rotations at community-based clinics may include experiences at a community health center, Indian Health Service clinic, and Veteran’s Administration clinic. Additionally, students who do not already have either a certificate or master’s degree in public health earn a certificate in public health while enrolled at MOSDOH.
If you are interested in applying to MOSDOH, please contact Admissions at 866.626.2878 ext. 2237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.