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The Graduate Restorative Dentistry program provides advanced clinical training in direct and indirect esthetic restorations, crown & bridge and implant rehabilitation, affording comprehensive patient management experiences.

The evidence-based curriculum has recently been revised to incorporate the most current advancements in digital dentistry, chairside CAD/CAM technology and smile design.

Successful graduates are well qualified for positions as full-time clinical faculty in a dental school as an educator or administrator in both pre-doctoral comprehensive care and graduate general dentistry programs.

Students completing the three-year academic, clinical and research requirements receive:

  • Master of Science degree from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies
  • Certificate of program completion from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Certificate of training completion in Computerized Dentistry and CAD/CAM

Restorative Dentistry is not a recognized dental specialty; therefore, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry Graduate Program in Restorative Dentistry is not accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Application deadline is August 2.


  • DDS or BDS degree or equivalent
  • Application through Rackham
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Report for any dental coursework completed outside of the US/Canada
  • iBT TOEFL score of 84 or higher and less than 2 years old (international applicants)


The University sets tuition rates in July for the upcoming academic year.

Restorative MS Tuition Rates


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The Graduate Restorative Program is proud to have trained educators and clinicians for over 70 years. Students that successfully complete all academic, clinic and research requirements of the program will receive a Master in Science degree in Restorative Dentistry from Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Even though some international graduates may be eligible for licensure in the United States, a MS degree in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Michigan does not automatically lead to licensure.

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and the Graduate Restorative Dentistry Program have no control over licensure eligibility. International students should consult the state dental board to confirm if an MS degree in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry meets the criteria for professional licensure in a particular state. Contact information for the state dental boards can be found at the American Dental Association. International dentists that are primarily seeking a dental license in the United States are highly encouraged to apply to the Internationally Trained Dentist Program (ITDP) instead.


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