Postdoctoral M.S. Degree and Certificate Programs in Prosthodontics

Postdoctoral M.S. Degree and Certificate in Prosthodontics



Director: Dr. Nurit Bittner —



This postdoctoral program prepares the licensed dentist to practice the specialty of prosthodontics in private practice, academia, or a combination of the two. The three-year course of study covers advanced theory and practice of prosthodontics (including course work in complete and removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics, and maxillofacial prosthetics), as well as the basic and applied sciences.

Although it is strongly geared towards clinical dentistry - with an emphasis on diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapeutic application - the program also has a research component and gives students the opportunity to assist in the instruction of undergraduate dental students. The program leads to an M.S. degree in prosthodontics and is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Interested individuals may also apply for a fourth-year maxillofacial prosthetics residency with stipend. The maxillofacial prosthetics residency is a 12-month ADA approved program that offers extensive training in the management of patients with acquired and developmental defects. This is an active program with close interdisciplinary ties to the academic medical center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and with an affiliated institution, the Bronx V.A. Medical Center. Both postdoctoral programs have a strong commitment to education, research, and patient care.

Postdoctoral M.S. Degree and Certificate in Prosthodontics Admission 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 (LDS, BDS, etc.).  In addition to your application, you must submit the following:

·  Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required for those applicants whose native language is not English.

·  Official Dental School transcript and diploma.

·  Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, including both pre-professional and professional studies.

·  Course-by-course transcript of dental degree records from Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE) is required from non-US/non-Canadian applicants.

·  Three letters of recommendation, including a dean’s letter from the applicant’s dental school.

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

·  National Board scores and GRE are not required for this program.

The institution code for Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is 2094.  In addition, an official evaluation of all documents from foreign institutions that are presented as part of the application process is required.  We will accept evaluations from the organizations listed below.  Please address any questions about services directly to the organization.  Evaluations must contain course-by-course assessments.

World Education Services
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY
(212) 966-6311

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
(414) 289-3400





For more information go to Department of Prosthodontics website