The purpose of this three-year Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics is to provide the residents with an integrated program of advanced didactic and clinical instruction in all phases of prosthodontics. The program is designed to fulfill the requirement for the Advanced Specialty Program in Prosthodontics approved by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and to prepare the students for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics.
The didactic program occupies approximately 30% of the curriculum time, meeting time and content requirements suggested by the Commission of Dental Accreditation. The clinical time provides exposure to all areas of prosthodontics with emphasis in complex rehabilitations and interdisciplinary case treatments, including appropriate use of technology, surgical placement of dental implants, and other related surgical procedures.
The program is designed to provide in-depth education for prosthodontic residents, emphasizing, with an evidence-based approach, the latest prosthodontic treatment modalities to meet the needs and complexities of specialty care. Emphasis is placed on basic science as they relate to daily prosthodontic treatments. The curriculum integrates the medical and social aspects of the patient into the overall dental treatment plan to demonstrate the inter-relationships with other disciplines affecting comprehensive patient care. The program stresses the need for research and appreciation of it in prosthodontics.
The primary purpose of this graduate program is to train and prepare dentists for the practice of prosthodontics with a background in dental research. The student will be exposed to an integrated program of advanced postdoctoral didactic instruction and clinical instruction in all phases of prosthodontics. Each graduate will be prepared to take an independent position within the dental community and to challenge the American Board of Prosthodontics certification process.
Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics strives to meet the following goals and objectives:
- Graduates will demonstrate a depth of knowledge regarding a didactic background in the field of prosthodontics.
- Graduates will develop skill sets and clinical abilities associated with the practice of the specialty of prosthodontics.
- Graduates will demonstrate the ability to evaluate and apply literature evidence to the clinical treatment of patients.
- Residents will participate in scholarly activity and research.
- Our program will provide clinical experience in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants: all residents will have surgical experience during residency. Graduates will be prepared to place implants in selected patients.
- Residents will develop extensive skills in data collection, diagnosis, treatment planning, phasing, and sequencing complex care and patient management.
- Our program will prepare the residents to challenge the American Board of Prosthodontists examination