Certificate in Geriatric Dentistry

If you are interested in the medical conditions that affect older patients, consider applying to the Online Certificate in Geriatric Dentistry. This program is a unique and innovative opportunity for practicing dentists and dental hygienists who want to learn more on a wide variety of issues while focusing on the unique dental needs of older adult patients within the context of their medical, psycho-social, and physical conditions.

The GDEN Certificate is a 1-year program, with courses outlined by trimester.

Application Deadlines

Fall – July 15th
Spring – November 15th
Summer – April 15th



We are accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and University Committee of Academic Review (UCAR). We are not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). We do not provide stipends nor is this a clinical training program.

Program Details

Program Length*12 months (estimated)
Courses / Units8 Courses / 12 Units
Program DirectorRoseann Mulligan, DDS, MS
Rolling AdmissionFall, Spring, Summer
PrerequisitesDDS, RDH or equivalent
Student TypeUS / International Dentists
Program TypePart-Time
Delivery Format90% online learning, 10% educational activities
Typical Week2-3 streaming video lectures, 1 live video conference, online quizzes
Employment ImpactAble to work full-time with courses
In-Person BootcampSummer only, 1 week
Capstone ProjectPrepare and present research paper with systematic review on a related topic
Estimated Tuition*$2,244 unit

*Following the approved program of study. Actual completion times vary depending on the length of time required to complete all of the program courses.
**Tuition adjusted annually

Certificate Curriculum

The Geriatric Dentistry Certificate  is a 12.5 month program. Courses outlined by trimester are completed throughout the 12.5 month period.

Online Courses
In-Person Courses

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