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Prosthodontics

Graduate Prosthodontic Curriculum Requirements

The prosthodontic graduate program begins in July and ends 33 months later with either a certificate degree or a Master of Science degree. A minimum of 100 credit hours are required for graduation. Selected individuals may choose to pursue a PhD in Oral Biology.

The following is a typical course outline:

PROSTH YEAR 1 Credit Hours
Summer Term
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 3
Perio 786 Periodontal Therapy 2
  Total 5
 
Fall Term
DENTED 613 Head & Neck Anatomy 1
Perio 785 Research Methods in Grad Oral Health Sciences 1
Perio 786 Periodontal Therapy 2
Prosth 583 Independent Studies in Prosthodontics 2
Prosth 634 Principles of Complete Denture Prosthodontics 1
Prosth 640 Advanced RPD Designs 1
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 6
Prosth 650 Complex Prost Treatment Planning 1
Prosth 739 Clinical Procedures in C&B Prosthodontics 2
  Total 17
 
Winter Term
DENTED 614 Clinical Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology 1
Prosth 583 Independent Studies in Prosthodontics 2
Prosth 636 Prosthodontics Seminar on Implants 1
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 6
Prosth 650 Complex Prost Treatment Planning 1
Prosth 739 Clinical Procedures in C&B Prosthodontics 2
Prosth 875 Mandibular Movement & Functional Occlusion 2
  Total 15
 
Spring/Summer Term
DENTED 566 Biomaterials 1
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 6
Prosth 739 Clinical Procedures in C&B Prosthodontics 2
  Total 9
PROSTH YEAR 2 Credit Hours
Fall Term
ORTHO 764 Treatment of Compromised Patient 2
Prosth 583 Independent Studies in Prosthodontics 2
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 6
Prosth 650 Complex Prost Treatment Planning 1
Prosth 876 Adv Clinical Procedures in C&B Prosthodontics 2
  Total 13
 
Winter Term
Prosth 583 Independent Studies in Prosthodontics 2
Prosth 639 Application of Partial Denture Theory 1
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 6
Prosth 645 Investigation Leading to Thesis 1
Prosth 646 Maxillofacial Prosthetics Seminar 1
Prosth 650 Complex Prost Treatment Planning 1
Prosth 773 Advanced Ex and Tx Planning 2
  Total 14
 
Spring/Summer Term
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 6
Prosth 876 Adv Clinical Procedures in C&B Prosthodontics 2
Prosth 882 Ceramo-Metal Restorative Procedures 2
  Total 10
PROSTH YEAR 3 Credit Hours
Fall Term
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 6
Prosth 645 Investigation Leading to Thesis 1
Prosth 646 Maxillofacial Prosthetics Seminar 1
Restora 746 Principles of Operative Dentistry 2
  Total 10
 
Winter Term
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 6
Prosth 645 Investigation Leading to Thesis 1
Prosth 646 Maxillofacial Prosthetics Seminar 1
Restora 745 Esthetic Restorative Procedures 1
  Total 9
 
Spring/Summer Term
Prosth 643 Clinical Prosthodontics 6
  Total 6

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.