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The Ohio State University College of Dentistry  


Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC)

Welcome to the Comprehensive Training in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (CTOC) program at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. CTOC is a unique, university-wide initiative that integrates several training programs across campus, providing an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary education in the oral sciences.

An ongoing shortage in oral health researchers has resulted in 300-400 open faculty positions in the nation's 55 dental schools. This trend is expected to continue over the next decade. In order to address this problem, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has invested $3.6 million in CTOC programs nationwide. This means excellent training and financial support, and a variety of career opportunities for you. Our goal is to recruit and train highly qualified and motivated candidates in order to boost the dwindling number of oral health researchers, moving dentistry into a bright future.

Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in outstanding research in Inflammation/Immunity, Wound Healing, Cancer Biology, Chemical Senses, Psychoneuroimmunology, Microbial Pathogenesis, Biomaterials, Molecular Genetics, and other exciting areas.

If you have any questions for which you don't find answers on this website, please do not hesitate to email us. We are always more than happy to assist students.