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Department of Restorative Dentistry

Graduate Prosthodontics Program

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Program Description

The University of Washington Graduate Prosthodontics program is a CODA accredited 3-year residency training program. The program includes instruction in Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics, Implant Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. Students completing the program are awarded a Certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry. The Master of Science in Dentistry degree (MSD) requires planning, executing and defending an acceptable research project in addition to the didactic and clinical prosthodontic training.

The program in prosthodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.”   The Commisson is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.   The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60611.  Commission’s web address.

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.