Our three-year postdoctoral program, approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, leads to an M.S. degree in prosthodontics. The program prepares the licensed dentist to practice the specialty of prosthodontics in private practice and academic settings, and to perform clinical research. Our graduates may choose to function within one or any combination of these three facets of prosthodontics.
The program’s curriculum consists of advanced prosthodontics theory and clinical practice, including course work in complete and removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics, an introduction to maxillofacial prosthetics, as well as the basic and applied sciences. Our program also provides clinical and didactic training in implant surgery.
Each student is also required to teach at the pre-doctoral level, supervising clinical activities. An important asset of the program is its close collaboration with all of the other postgraduate dental specialty programs. This integration is achieved through interdisciplinary seminars, coordinated treatment planning and team treatment.
Clinically, emphasis is placed on comprehensive treatment planning and patient care, while paying careful attention to the development of patient management skills. In our program, all students earn a Master of Science in Prosthodontics. Each student is required to complete an individual research project, which must be worthy of publication and should be recognized at regional and national levels of competition. Emphasis is placed, throughout the three years, on preparation for the American Board of Prosthodontics certification exam.
All third year Students are required to take Part I of the Board exam prior to graduation. Our graduates are encouraged to challenge the Board, taking the remaining parts subsequent to completing their specialty training. A considerable strength of the program is the diversity and quality of our faculty members, many of whom occupy leadership roles in local, regional, and national Prosthodontic organizations. Many of our faculty members are renowned lecturers at the local, regional and international level. A number of our faculty members are also recognized for publishing numerous important articles and texts in the dental literature.