In the three-year Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics, students will be trained in all phases of oral rehabilitative procedures including implant placement. Students can enroll a 33-month Master's degree program. Master's degree candidates will be required to complete an investigative research project that will satisfy the requirements of the Master's degree program. Upon completion of the program, all students will be eligible to take the certification exam for the American Board of Prosthodontics.
The long-established graduate prosthodontic program has a reputation that attracts candidates worldwide. The faculty is concerned with the education of those dentists who wish to advance their skills in prosthodontics to the highest possible standards. Students may enter the program with years of experience or directly from a school of dentistry. Former graduates of this program have taken their place as leaders in dentistry and, specifically, prosthodontics.
Seminars and continuing education activities that allow students to interact with world-renowned experts supplement the list of didactic courses. Academic experiences consist of seminars and case presentations conducted with other graduate programs and current literature reviews to keep students aware of the changing knowledge base in prosthodontics.
The clinical portion of the graduate prosthodontic program is based on the student's knowledge of the research literature and its influence on clinical decisions and spans the full range of prosthodontics. Comprehensive dental care is administered in conjunction with other specialty disciplines, and students are extensively involved with all aspects of the rehabilitation.
The prosthodontic graduate program begins in September and ends 33 months later. A total of 40 credit hours are required for graduation. Another program available in Prosthodontics is the Postdoctoral Scholar Program.