The Graduate Prosthodontics program is closely integrated with Periodontics. The program includes instruction in Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics, Implant Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. In the past, separate programs in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics have been accredited by the American Dental Association and graduates from these programs have qualified for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. The current Prosthodontic graduate program is 12 quarters (36 months) in length. Students completing the program are awarded a Certificate in Prosthodontics and/or a Master of Science in Dentistry. The Master of Science in Dentistry degree (MSD) requires planning and executing an acceptable research project in addition to didactic and clinical prosthodontic training.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Provide students with information in the basic sciences as a foundation for understanding the literature and adapting future advances into the clinical practice of Prosthodontics.
- Prepare students to successfully take and pass the American Board of Prosthodontics certification process.
- Prepare students to work closely with general dentists and other specialties to the end that patients receive optimal care.
- Train clinicians who demonstrate proficiency with the diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment of prosthodontic patients with particular emphasis on the critical use of the existing literature and current knowledge.
- Train clinicians who demonstrate proficiency with the management of patients requiring Prosthodontic and implant treatment as well as the long-term supportive therapy of these patients.
- Train clinicians who generate, disseminate, preserve knowledge and serve the community and profession.
A copy of our Syllabus (PDF) is available for download.