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Prosthodontics

Graduate Prosthodontic Curriculum Requirements

The prosthodontic graduate program begins in July and ends 36 months later with either a certificate degree or a Master of Science degree. A total of 40 credit hours are required for graduation. Selected individuals may choose to pursue a PhD in Oral Biology.

The following is a typical course outline:

First Term (Fall)
Pros. 634 - Principles of Complete Denture Prosthodontics
Pros. 643 - Clinical Prosthodontics
Pros. 638 - Princ. of Removable Partial Denture Prosthodontics
Pros. 583 -Independent Studies
Dent Ed. 610 - Report Writing in Dentistry
Dent Ed. 613 - Head and Neck Anatomy
Pros. 650 - Complex Prost Treatment Planning

Second Term (Winter)
Pros. 636 Principles in Implant Prosthodontics
Pros. 643 Clinical Prosthodontics
Pros. 739 Clinical Procedures in Restorative Dentistry
Pros. 875 Mandibular Movements and Functional Occlusion
Pros. 882 Ceramo-Metal Restorative Procedures
Pros. 583 Independent Studies
Biomatls. 576 Formulation of Dental Biomaterials
Pros. 650 Complex Prost Treatment Planning

Third Term (Spring/Summer)
Pros. 635 Theories and Techniques of Impression Making
Pros. 643 Clinical Prosthodontics
Pros. 638 Princ. of Removable Partial Denture Prosthodontics
Pros. 646 Maxillofacial Prosthetics Seminar

Fourth Term (Fall)
Pros. 643 Clinical Prosthodontics
Pros. 876-I Adv. Clinical Procedures in Fixed Prosthodontics
Dent. Ed. 601 Teaching and Learning in Dental Education
Instruction in Information Management
Pros. 583 Independent Studies
Ortho. 764 Interdisciplinary Treatment of the Dentally Compromised Patient
Pros. 650 Complex Prost Treatment Planning

Fifth Term (Winter)
Pros. 639 Application of Partial Denture Theory
Pros. 643 Clinical Prosthodontics
Pros. 876 Adv. Clinical Procedures in Fixed Prosthodontics
Pros. 583 Independent Studies
Ortho. 764 Interdisciplinary Treatment of the Dentally Compromised Patient
Pros. 650 Complex Prost Treatment Planning

Pros. 643 Clinical Prosthodontics
Pros. 645 Thesis

Sixth Term (Spring/Summer)
Pros. 637 Principles in Implant Prosthodontics
Pros. 643 Clinical Prosthodontics
Oral Diagl  662. Radiology
Pros. 650 Complex Prost Treatment Planning

Seventh Term (Fall)
Pros. 643 Clinical Prosthodontics
Pros. 738 Principles of Fixed Prosthodontics
Pros. 650 Complex Prost Treatment Planning

Eighth Term (Winter) and Ninth Term (Spring/Summer)
Pros. 643 Clinical Prosthodontics
Pros. 645 Thesis

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 schools 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.