MS Degree or Certificate in Prosthodontics
Dr. Wenchou Wu, Director
|Application Deadline||September 1|
|Program Start Date||July 1|
|Number of Positions||4|
|Length of Program||3 years|
The postdoctoral Prosthodontics 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. Our program also provides clinical and didactic training in implant surgery. 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 opportunities to assist in the instruction of undergraduate dental students. The program leads to an MS degree in prosthodontics and is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
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. Another 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 and a number are recognized for publishing numerous important articles and texts in the dental literature.
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 1 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.