Postdoctoral Scholar Program Fields

The Postdoctoral Scholar Program in endodontics can be tailored to meet the needs of the applicant. The course can be made up of graduate level literature seminars, case evaluations, laboratory experience, basic science research, clinical research, clinical observational experiences and clinical treatment. The program can be custom constructed depending upon the needs of the applicant and we have the ability to provide in-depth instruction in the use of microscopy and endodontic surgical techniques. Detailed, specific training, in all areas of endodontics is available.

The objective of the Postdoctoral Scholar Program in Graduate Periodontics is to “set a standard for excellence.” We accomplish this by offering an in-depth experience in the whole realm of periodontology and periodontics. The program involves both clinical and didactic training, including seminars, lectures, hands-on demonstrations and treatment of patients. Specialized areas of periodontics, such as implants, IV sedation, research and surgical methods, are all available as part of this program.

The Postdoctoral Scholar Program offers a number of graduate courses with clinical observation. This program is designed to meet specific individual needs of dentists seeking further education and exposure in the area of prosthetics but are not necessarily seeking a graduate degree. Dentists enrolling in this program can select available courses that they feel are of greatest interest to them on an individual basis.
This program is designed to provide enrolling dentists with knowledge and some experiences in clinical courses of complete denture prosthodontics, removable partial denture prosthodontics, fixed partial denture prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics, and maxillofacial prosthetics. The course offered in this program provide the level of knowledge and skill to enhance one’s ability in the area of prosthodontics with the expectation of meeting individual needs and practice orientations.

Oral Surgery
The Postdoctoral Scholar Program in oral and maxillofacial surgery can be tailored to the interests of the applicant. Our section is composed of five full-time board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The scope of practice at the University of Michigan is broad and includes: head and neck oncology, cleft lip and palate surgery, microneurosurgery, orthognathic surgery, non-surgical and surgical management of the temporomandibular joint, endosseous dental implants, craniomaxillofacial trauma, and an active pediatric service.
The oral and maxillofacial surgery unit at the University of Michigan is represented on the craniofacial cleft palate team, sleep apnea team and the orofacial pain team. All of the teams are multidisciplinary in nature and located primarily at University Hospital. The applicant can also participate in clinical pathologic conferences, journal club, case conferences and other academic activities that are going on within our section such as lectures, seminars, continuing education courses and research activities.

Restorative Dentistry
The University of Michigan School of Dentistry offers a Postdoctoral Scholar Program in Restorative Dentistry starting on July 1, of each year. The objective of the program is to provide a broad experience in general dentistry, with emphasis on advanced restorative procedures. Students will gain valuable experience in diagnosis and treatment planning, with the goal of providing patients with total oral health care. Specific efforts are made to treat active caries as a disease process and integrate chemotherapeutic regimens with rehabilitative procedures, according to the latest findings in the science of cariology. A major clinical focus of the program is in cosmetic/esthetic dentistry. Such subjects as vital bleaching, direct veneers, indirect composite veneers, porcelain laminates, posterior composites, CAD/CAM ceramics, porcelain demonstrations. Instruction will begin with simulation exercises and develop into patient care in the multiple phases of restorative dentistry. Program content is flexible enough to provide elective experiences in the management of occlusion problems,endodontic/restorative interactions, geriatric dentistry, implantology and other related areas.