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.


Postdoctoral dental programs are administered by the Associate Dean for Advanced Education and Research who is the Dean's designee for this program area. The program directors of the various specialty programs assist in the implementation of policy which is developed in the Postdoctoral Affairs Committee and approved by the Dean and/or Executive Committee of the College of Dentistry.


Personnel in the Office of Advanced Education include:

  • Dr. Therese L. Galloucis, Associate Dean of Advanced Education
  • Lauren A. Warner, Administrative Coordinator


  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • General Practice Residency