Certificate of Professional Achievement in Implantology

Implant Fellowship

This advanced program leading to a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Implantology is a 2 day per week / 2 year program designed to train practitioners to a level of clinical proficiency in Implant Dentistry.

Applicants must be already educationally qualified specialists: (e.g., Prosthodontists, Periodontists, Endodontists) to apply.

Lectures / seminars (generally) take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September to June and attendance is required.  Students admitted into the program will be required to attend an orientation week at the end of June before starting the program in September.

Practitioners are academically trained via basic and advanced didactic lectures, seminars, and literature review sessions (classic and current articles). All topics pertinent to surgical and prosthetic dental implantology are covered; e.g. diagnosis and treatment planning; surgical protocols (implant placement, sinus grafting, guided bone regeneration, soft tissue grafting; prosthetic protocols (implant and abutment level procedures, screw vs. cement retained, prosthesis design (fixed vs. overdentures); and aftercare.

Clinical procedures include all of the aforementioned protocols performed on patients under the supervision of experienced specialists on the faculty of the College of Dental Medicine of Columbia University.

Research projects, academic presentations and publication opportunities are part of the Fellowship experience.

This Fellowship is based on the curriculum that for the past 20 years has provided training to hundreds of practitioners, both domestic and international; and has been referred to as a “clinical practice- altering” experience.

Looking forward to working with you!

Dr. Daewon Haam, Director, Implant Fellowship Program
Dr. Dennis Tarnow, Director, Implant Education


Admissions Requirements

Prospective postdoctoral students seeking admissions for the entering 2017 class will be able to submit an application in April of this year. Please revisit us then for further instructions.

Applicants must have a DDS/DMD or equivalent dental degree, as well as training in a dental speciality (e.g., Prosthodontics, Periodontics). This program does not require the GRE. In addition to your application, you must submit the following:

  • Official National Board Part I scores from the National Board of Dental Examiners.  Applicants shall have passed the National Board Part I, and if possible, Part II.
  • Official dental school transcript and diploma.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, including both pre-professional and professional studies.
  • Three letters of recommendation from dental school faculty, including a letter from the Dean of your dental school.

Please select “Certificate of Professional Achievement in Implantology” as the program when you apply through the online system.  Some applicants will be chosen for admission interviews, which are required before acceptance.

Please send all supporting documentation to:

College of Dental Medicine - Implant Fellowship Program
630 West 168th Street - PH7E-110
P&S Box 20
New York, NY 10032


Director of Implant Education: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS (dpt2111@columbia.edu)

Director of Implant Fellowship Program: Daewon Haam, DDS (dh2408@columbia.edu)

College of Dental Medicine
630 West 168th Street
P&S Box 20
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-342-3008
Fax: 212-305-9313

Questions: Please review the FAQ link on this page. If you still have questions, address them to cdm-pgadmissions@columbia.edu