Admission to the graduate program in Restorative Dentistry is based upon the general admission requirements for the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan (www.rackham.umich.edu). Formal application to the Graduate School is required and a letter of intent should be included. In the letter of intent, the candidate should present a rationale for specializing in advanced restorative dentistry and future career goals once the program is completed.
In addition, a DDS or equivalent dental degree from a recognized institution of advanced education (North American or International) is required and must include clinical training with specific multi-disciplinary accomplishments in patient care. A recognized period of post-graduate clinical practice in general dentistry is highly recommended.
Tuition is based upon the credit hour fees for the courses in which a student is enrolled and is paid on a semester-by-semester basis. There are no formal stipends or tuition reduction programs available for this program and students will be required to certify financial resources that insure the ability to complete the program (i.e. foreign government sponsorship, private funds, insured loans, etc.,). At the present time, students are not required to purchase instruments or supplies for patient care, but a clinical camera that takes digital photos at good magnification is recommended and can be purchased after enrollment.
The Graduate Admissions Office at the School of Dentistry monitors all applications. Submission of admission requirements and questions regarding the process should be directed to that office (School of Dentistry-Office of Admissions).