Prosthodontics Postgraduate Program
The 36-month postgraduate program in prosthodontics was begun in 1978 to provide postdoctoral education for dentists wishing to prepare for specialized practice. Clinical expertise is strongly emphasized and the program prepares the student for successful attainment of Board certification. The program offers a Certificate in Prosthodontics and an optional Master of Dental Science (MDS) degree.
The primary goal for the Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics in the Department of Restorative Dentistry is to educate dentists to become competent specialists in Prosthodontics. This is continuously assessed through evaluations, surveys, guidelines for clinical accomplishments, mock board examinations, lectures, participation in research or other scholarly activities, and student participation at regional and national meetings. The postgraduate residents in the prosthodontic program are given the opportunity to choose to be involved in the MDS program that is jointly administered by the Department of Restorative Dentistry and the Department of Oral Biology.