Skip to content

Department of Oral Health Sciences


Faculty expertise in Oral Health Sciences (OHS) spans a broad range of fields, including molecular biology, microbiology, craniofacial biology, basic and applied behavioral science, dental public health, dental hygiene, clinical research, epidemiology, and biostatistics. The breadth of expertise in OHS facilitates cross-disciplinary collaborations in basic, translational and clinical research.

The four degree programs offered through OHS (PhD, DDS/PhD, MS, and MS in Oral Health Sciences for Dental Hygienists) emphasize comprehensive, interdisciplinary training in both the basic biological and clinically-oriented oral health sciences. Faculty within our training program work in four different health sciences schools at UW: Dentistry, Medicine, Engineering and Public Health.

The Departments of Oral Biology and Dental Public Health Sciences merged on July 1, 2011 to create the Department of Oral Health Sciences (OHS).