Master of Science in Craniofacial Science (MSc)
The Faculty of Dentistry offers advanced study leading to the MSc in Craniofacial Science through one of the following areas of study:
- Research in Population Health will explore the complex interactions (social, cultural, environmental) that affect the oral health of individuals, communities and populations.
- Oral health related clinical research includes both interventional and observational studies focusing on the following: disease prevention, diagnosis, risk, treatment, prognosis and health care.
- Basic science research in the areas of biomaterials, cell biology, developmental biology, microbiology and molecular biology is available.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Prior degree requirements
Students admitted to the M.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in one of the major recognized fields of dentistry or a related area.
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,600.60||$2,811.98|
|Tuition per year||$4,801.80||$8,435.94|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$923.38 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)|
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
Completion Rates & Times
This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.
Aleksejuniene, Jolanta (Theory-based behavioural management, Evidence-based Practice, Caries risk assessment, ePortfolio learning, Oral Epidemiology)
Almeida, Fernanda (Obstructive sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine)
Bromme, Dieter (Lysosomal proteases, centre for blood research )
Brondani, Mario (Dental Public Health (Marginalization, CBPR, Access to Care, Stigma); Dental Education (Community Service Learning, Reflective Journaling, Teaching Pedagogies, Social Responsibility); Dental Geriatrics (Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Access to care))
Bryant, S (Prosthodontics, Geriatrics, Patient-based assessments, Oral implants, Jawbone densitometry)
Coil, Jeffrey Martin (Pulp Biology, Endodontic Materials)
Diewert, Virginia (Prenatal craniofacial growth and development, cleft lip and cleft palate)
Haapasalo, Markus (Novel strategies to eradicate oral biofilms)
Hakkinen, Lari (periodontal tissues; wound healing; cell and molecular biology of wound healing and interactions of cells with extracellular matrix, Cell and Molecular Biology of Wound Healing)
Larjava, Hannu (Wound healing)
Laronde, Denise (Oral cancer screening; risk prediction; access to care for oral health services; head and neck survivorship)
MacDonald, David (Systematic review, Diagnostic radiology, particularly of the Hong Kong Chinese)
Matthew, Ian (Dental Education, biomaterials; implantology)
Nguyen, Caroline (Cancer patient treatment and rehabilitation outcomes; oral side effects of treatments and medications in cancer patients and the elderly)
Overall, Christopher Mark (Blood research, antiviral immunity)
Pliska, Benjamin (Facial growth and development, sleep medicine)
Poh, Catherine (Optical Techniques and oral precancer management)
Putnins, Edward (Bone marrow stem cells, epithelial cells)
Richman, Joy Marion (Developmental biology, craniofacial development, Evo-Devo, reptilian tooth development, chicken embryo limb development, orofacial clefting)
Roberts, Clive (Extracellular matrix remodelling and cell biology in inflammation, fibrosis, and wound healing)
Ruse, N Dorin (dental materials, adhesion, biocompatibility, amalgam, mercury, dental composites, Engineering, biomaterials, fracture mechanics, fatigue)
Shah, Ravindra (Oral history and embryology, cell and developmental biology, signal transduction, gene expression)
Shuler, Charles (Oral cancer and gene therapy)
Sweet, David (oral diagnosis, dental examination and needs assessment, student support and advocacy, forensic science, forensic biology (DNA), forensic odontology, forensic dentistry, disaster victim identification physical examination of dental patients, determination of normal versus abnormal dental clinical findings, response capacity to man-made or natural disasters, human identification methods, forensic evidence, forensic analysis methods, Forensic DNA from teeth, bones and saliva, human bite-mark forensic evidence, use of dental characteristics in human identification)
von Bergmann, HsingChi (Curriculum and instruction in Dental Education; Large-scale International Comparative Studies (e.g. TIMSS), Problem-Based Learning; Assessment; College Science Teaching and Evaluation (physics and mathematics education); History and Philosophy of Science in Science Education; Opportunities to Learn; Science Curriculum Studies; Teacher Beliefs and Conceptions)