The School of Dentistry offers a four-year professional program leading to the doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) degree, and the bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene (B.S.). The School offers graduate programs leading to a master of science degree in oral and craniofacial sciences or in dental hygiene education (M.S.), and advanced education certificates in recognized dental clinical specialties.  In addition, the school participates in UMKC's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program through the discipline of oral and craniofacial sciences. Please refer to the School of Graduate Studies section of the catalog for information on admission criteria and degree requirements for the Ph.D program.