International Implant Program
This program is designed to provide dentists who have graduated from accredited international dental schools with the highest level of knowledge and skill related to the placement and restoration of dental implants. Dentists will learn the biologic and clinical principles that are the basis of the discipline. This program provides a rich educational experience that will allow trainees to assume a leadership role within their clinical community.
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.
The program is a two year full time program beginning in July of the first year and continuing until the end of June of the second year. Courses and clinic responsibilities continue during the summer after the first year of study.
Upon completion of the program, a Certificate of Professional Achievement from Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine is awarded.
To be admitted to the program, applicants must:
In addition to the online application, applicants must submit the following:
Section Administrator: Mr. Mindaugas Paunksnis (email@example.com, 212-342-0568)
Administrative Coordinator: Mrs. Marianne Gass (firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-342-3008)
Director of Implant Education: Dennis P. Tarnow, DDS
Director of International Implant Program & Director of Implant Center: Daewon Haam, DDS, MS
College of Dental Medicine
630 West 168th Street
P&S Box 20
New York, NY 10032