Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Thomas R. Schneid, DMD, MS
COL, USAF (Ret), DC
The Postgraduate Dental College consists of the Army, Naval, and Air Force Postgraduate Dental Schools. 19 dental specialty residencies in Comprehensive Dentistry, Endodontics, Orofacial Pain, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics are offered at the 7 locations within the 3 schools. (See Org Chart)
Program graduates earn their specialty certificates from their military sponsored programs and upon completion of requirements, a Master of Science in Oral Biology degree from the Uniformed Services University. Ten general dentistry certificate programs within the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School are also affiliated with the Postgraduate Dental College. This affiliation was initiated in August of 2016 so there are no graduates to date.
247: Master of Science in Oral Biology Degrees
141: Comprehensive Dentistry
6: Orofacial Pain
6: Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
28: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
The USU was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in 1984 and most recently re-accredited in 2013. Among the Instructional Sites within the Postgraduate Dental College, MSCHE recognizes the 59th Dental Training Squadron at JBSA-Lackland, TX, location of the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School, as a Branch Campus of the USU with other educational sites recognized as additional locations.
All postdoctoral general dentistry education (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1 and 2 year, Advanced General Dentistry Education Program in Orofacial Pain) and advanced specialty education (Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Periodontics, and Prosthodontics) programs affiliated with the PDC are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).