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

  • DDS or DMD degree or foreign equivalent
  • Prior training in a dental specialty (e.g., Prosthodontics, Periodontics)

·         Must have passed Part 1 and Part 2 National Dental Board Examination to apply

·         For Foreign trained dentists, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 100 is required. The institution code for Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is 2094. 


How To Apply

Application deadline is December 1, 2016.

Prospective students may download the Application for Postdoctoral Programs

Submit completed application to cdm-pgadmissions@columbia.edu

In addition to your application, you must submit the following:

  • 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

·         $125 application fee to be submitted by credit card at: PAY HERE

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


Some applicants will be chosen for admission interviews, which are required before acceptance.

Attending this program in New York does not necessarily allow students without a DDS/DMD from an ADA accredited program to practice dentistry in the US.  For more information about licensing issues, please contact the responsible State Department of Education or the American Dental Association.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not and will not provide a letter certifying that an international student who has completed this program is qualified for a US DDS.

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