Surgical Implant Dentistry Fellowship


The Fellowship in Implant Dentistry is a one-year, surgically orientated certificate program.  This program will commence on September 4, 2012 and end June 30, 2012.   The Fellowship is designed for dentists to update and increase their knowledge and experience in the surgical placement of dental implants. The activities include didactic teaching, laboratory exercises and clinical management of assigned implant patients. 

Selection of the Candidate for the Fellowship

The candidate must have completed an Advanced Training Program in any of the following: Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or Periodontics. In addition, dentists with at least 5 years of clinical experience will be considered.  Fellows are selected for training each year from a national and international applicant pool.

Duties of the Fellow

  1. The Fellow will assist in diagnosis, treatment planning, and record keeping of assigned implant patients.

  2. The Fellow will schedule appointments, order supplies and equipment and coordinate management between the various departments to assure treatment is completed in timely manner.

  3. The Fellow will attend and participate in all implant related academic programs, seminars and conferences.

  4. The Fellow will perform implant surgery as directed and supervised by the appropriate faculty in the departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Periodontics.

Program Design/Objectives

The Fellowship in Implant Dentistry is designed to enhance diagnostic and clinical skills with particular emphasis on treatment programming/treatment sequencing and surgical placement of implant fixtures.  In order to achieve this goal, the Fellow will be required to participate in all didactic and clinical phases of the program as determined by the Implant Center director.  The Fellow will receive instructions and clinical assignments with particular emphasis on diagnostic criteria and the use of advanced imaging techniques for implant selection and placement.

Course Components

  1. The Fellow will attend lectures, literature review, seminars, group discussions, CDE courses held at RSDM for postdoctoral students and residents. Courses attended will include diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical placement and restoration of implants, as well as tissue management.

  2. The Fellow will be responsible for presenting cases at the monthly Implant Case Presentation Conference.

  3. The Fellow will be encouraged to attend at least one national meeting during the Fellowship program, and the fellow will be encouraged to prepare a paper. table clinic or poster for presentation at a national meeting.

  4. Assigned implant cases for the Fellow will be approved by the Implant Selection Committee.  Criteria for a case to be assigned to the Fellow are that it should be uncomplicated and not require significant grafting.

  5. The Fellow will be expected to assist and observe on cases that include soft and hard tissue grafting and internal and external sinus lifts.

  6. The placement of implants by the Fellow will be under the supervision of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or the Department of Periodontics.

Requirements for Admissions

  1. Have a DDS/DMD degree

  2. Applicants with foreign degrees will be evaluated on their transcript, curriculum vitae, training and letters of recommendation

  3. GRE/National Boards are not required, but may be submitted in support of the application

  4. International students must demonstrate proficiency in English through submission of TOEFL examination scores

  5. Applicant must present for a personal interview

To Apply Contact

RBHS-Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Continuing Dental Education
110 Bergen Street, B701, Newark, NJ 07101-1709
Telephone: 866-720-1971 or 973-972-7103
Fax: 973-972-7741, Email:


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