A three year program focusing on all phases of oral rehabilitative treatment, including implant placement and preparing residents to challenge the American Board of Prosthodontics. Complex interdisciplinary dental treatment is emphasized utilizing the latest innovations in Digital Dentistry. Residents will be required to complete an investigative research project, with formal write-up, to satisfy the requirements of the Master’s degree program.

Application deadline is September 1.

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 July and ends 36 months later. A minimum of 100 credit hours are required for graduation.


  • DDS degree or equivalent
  • Application through Rackham
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) Report for any dental coursework completed outside of the US/Canada
  • iBT TOEFL score of 84 or higher and less than 2 years old (international applicants)

Review of applications by the Graduate faculty places importance on previous experience, including pre-doctoral education and strong letters of intent and letters of recommendation. Foreign students must display a proficiency in English, through an acceptable TOEFL score of 84 or higher.


The University sets tuition rates in July for the upcoming academic year.

Prosthodontics MS Tuition Rates


Professor of Dentistry
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Dentistry
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry
Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry
Clinical Professor of Dentistry


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