Contact Information

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Southern Region Campus
2787 Winfield Scott Road, Bldg 2398
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7510
Thomas R. Schneid
Executive Dean: Thomas R. Schneid, DMD, MS
(210) 299-8506
Postgraduate Dental College

Postgraduate Dental College

The Postgraduate Dental College (PDC) of the Uniformed Services University was established in May 2010 after receiving approval from the USU Board of Regents. The University grants a Master of Science in Oral Biology degree after the completion of an affiliated graduate dental residency program.  As of August of 2016, ten Advanced Education in General Dentistry, one-year certificate programs sponsored by the Air Force became affiliated with the PDC.  All students matriculated into the program have obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery or a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.  Admission is open to active duty officers or Health Professions Scholarship Program recipients who have been selected for residency training in University affiliated programs by their respective Service. The college is comprised of educational sites at one of the three Service dental schools.

Postgraduate Dental Schools-

The Army, Navy, and Air Force Postgraduate Dental Schools form USU's Postgraduate Dental College.  Under the leadership of the deans, department chairs, and program directors, instruction in Master of Science in Oral Biology degree granting residencies is provided at seven locations, in 19 programs, comprising seven different disciplines of dentistry.  While each location is unique, they all combine education, research, and dynamic residency opportunities to cultivate excellent clinicians ready to serve a mobile force-at home and abroad, in war and peace.  The Air Force Postgraduate Dental School also includes ten Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 1-year certificate programs.

Army Postgraduate Dental School

 COL Peter H. Guevara
COL Peter H. Guevara, Dean
2450 Stanley Road
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234-7510
Contact: (210) 221-0079

Master of Science in Oral Biology Programs

  • Comprehensive Dentistry, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
  • Comprehensive Dentistry, Fort Hood, TX
  • Comprehensive Dentistry, Fort Bragg, NC
  • Endodontics, Fort Bragg, NC
  • Periodontics Residency, Fort Gordon, GA
  • Prosthodontics Residency, Fort Gordon, GA
  • Endodontics Residency, Fort Gordon, GA


Naval Postgraduate Dental School

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

CAPT Sean C. Meehan, Dean

CAPT Sean C. Meehan, Dean
8955 Wood Road
Bethesda, Md. 20889-5628
Contact: (301) 295-0064

 Master of Science in Oral Biology Programs

  • Comprehensive Dentistry, Bethesda, MD
  • Endodontics, Bethesda, MD
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Bethesda, MD
  • Orofacial Pain, Bethesda, MD
  • Periodontics, Bethesda, MD
  • Prosthodontics, Bethesda, MD


Air Force Postgraduate Dental School

Jay Graver
Col. Jay D. Graver, Dean
2133 Pepperrell Street
Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas 78236
Contact: (210) 292-6258

Master of Science in Oral Biology Program

  • Comprehensive Dentistry, Lackland AFB, TX
  • Tri-Service Orthodontics Residency Program, TORP-Lackland AFB, TX
  • Endodontics, Lackland AFB, TX
  • Prosthodontics, Lackland AFB, TX
  • Comprehensive Dentistry,  Keesler AFB, MS
  • Endodontics, Keesler AFB, MS


"Official Public Disclosure:  USUHS Master of Science (MS) in Oral Biology degree students are no longer being admitted to the Endodontic or Comprehensive Dentistry concentrations at the 81st Dental Squadron (Keesler AFB, MS).  These programs are scheduled to close on or about July 1, 2020.  Students who are interested in admission to these USUHS MS degree concentrations should contact their respective Service education departments for application information to other locations."


Certificate Programs

·         Andrew/Bolling AFB, D.C.

·         Barksdale AFB, LA

·         Eglin AFB, FL

·         Langley AFB, VA

·         Nellis AFB, NV

·         Offut AFB, NE

·         Scott AFB, IL

·         Travis AFB, CA

·         USAF Academy, CO

·         Wright-Patterson AFB, OH