Welcome to Graduate Operative Dentistry, a master degree program dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in restorative dentistry. A Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree is awarded upon completion of didactic, clinical, and research requirements, and successful defense of a master's thesis. Our graduates are qualified to teach restorative dentistry at any level. In addition, an advanced degree in Operative Dentistry makes them highly competitive when applying for academic positions. Our residents traditionally perform well on the American Board of Operative Dentistry certification examinations. Perhaps most important, their patients benefit from their increased knowledge and clinical expertise.