Oral Pathology and Radiology
Oral Pathology and Radiology Dentistry Certificate Program
If you are interested in the clinical and didactic skills necessary to evaluate and manage patients with oral diseases, consider applying to the Online Certificate in Oral Pathology and Radiology. This program is a unique and innovative opportunity for practicing dentist who want to improve skills and gain expertise in clinical, pathological, and radiological correlations, CBCT technology and applications, clinical diagnosis, and management to directly impact clinical practice.
- 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 a stipend, and this is not a clinical training program
- Fall – July 15th
- Spring – November 15th
More Program Information
|Student Type||US/International Dental and Medical Professionals|
|Required Work Experience||DDS (or equivalent)|
|Rolling Admission||Fall, Spring|
|Estimated Program Length**||12|
|Delivery Format||(90%) online learning and (10%) educational activities|
|Typical Week||2-3 weekly streaming video lectures, one live weekly video conference and online quizzes|
|Employment Impact||Ability to continue working full time with classes|
|On-Ground Bootcamp (summer only)||Yes (1 week)|
|Program Type||part time|
|Estimated Tuition*||$2244 unit|
**Following the approved program of study. Actual completion time may vary depending on the length of time required to complete your courses. *adjusted annually
Limited Status Enrollment
The Limited Status Enrollment program is intended for individuals who wish to take a limited number of courses at USC without enrolling in a full program. Limited Status Students still have access to all the same resources that traditional, full-time students have; they’re able to interact with the cohort and join a collaborative learning experience. Becoming a Limited Status Student is the perfect way to see if a complete Master or Certificate program is a good fit!
Instructions to Register as a Limited Status Student:
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide further instructions on registering.
- Complete the Limited Status Registration Form.
- Submit the form and $100 processing fee to the Registrar One Stop Center in person or by mail.
If you are unable to submit the form in person, you may designate a representative to act on your behalf. Please contact email@example.com for specifics on the documentation needed to designate a representative.
If you wish to mail in your form, please include a copy of your driver’s license or passport. If you wish to mail your payment, please consider using certified mail.
Registrar One Stop Center
700 Childs Way, JHH 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0912
Phone: (213) 740-8500
Setting Up Your Account and Paying Fees:
Once we process your request, we will email you confirmation of your registration. To pay your tuition bill and to activate other student services, please view the post-registration instructions.
- Financial Aid is not available for limited status students.
“I ultimately chose the online program because of the freedom that the program offered me and to study based on my own pace and my own schedule. The flexibility allowed me to strike a better balance between family, work and study life.”
“I got to meet my professors and classmates in person and interacted with them for a week at the bootcamp. It was great to further my knowledge while getting to know more about each other. And I was amazed by the opportunity to visit the USC campus.”
OPR 704 Oral Pathology and Maxillofacial Medicine (2 Units)
Lectures and seminars on oral diseases which includes but not limited to developmental conditions, pigmented lesions, immune-mediated and allergic conditions, mucosal and connective tissue abnormalities.
OPR 707 Pharmacology Series for Dental Residents (2 Units)
Lectures and seminars on pharmacologic principles and appropriate use of specific pharmaco-therapeutic classes of drugs including but not limited to anti-bacterial agents, NSAIDs; COX-2s; corticosteroids.
OPR 701 Bone Pathology and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (1 Unit)
Lectures and seminars on the role of conventional dental imaging in the diagnosis of head and neck pathology along with the basics of various medical radiographic modalities such as MRI, PET-Scan, and CT.
OPR 703 General and Systemic Human Pathology (1 Unit)
This course reviews disease mechanisms and processes including developmental, inflammatory, and neoplastic conditions.
OPR 730 Clinical Cases in Oral Pathology and Radiology
Multiple elements course, including e-portfolio preparation and interactive live weekly sessions of oral pathology, radiology and oral medicine clinical case presentations and discussions moderated by faculty
OPR 702 Principles and Practice of Oral Medicine (1 Unit)
Lectures and seminar on overview of primary oral conditions and also oral diseases related to oral and systemic pathology.
OPR 708 Diagnostic Radiology (2 Units)
Seminars and lectures of interesting head and neck radiological cases covering images interpretation using conventional and advance dental imaging.
OPR 732 Knowledge Assessment (1 Unit)
In-person clinical skills assessment at USC’s Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine Center and synchronous OSCE examination.