The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is an institution of higher education in the health sciences. As New Jersey’s public university of the health sciences, it is the largest such institution in the nation. UMDNJ was created to consolidate and unify all of the state’s public programs in medical and dental education. UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School awards the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree upon completion of a comprehensive 4-year program. Graduate dental education is available in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, and Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Hospital residences and fellowships are offered in General Practice Dentistry, Oral Medicine, and in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (a 4-year certificate program and a 6-year combined Doctor of Medicine/certificate program).