Prosthodontics includes training on the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. Maxillofacial prosthetics training is provided. The interrelation of other medical/dental clinical specialties is emphasized. The program integrates all facets of the biomedical sciences with a comprehensive clinical experience. The program emphasizes the diagnostic process and current approaches to instrumentation and occlusion are stressed.
The program is three years in length and is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. Successful completion leads to a Prosthodontics Certificate and also qualifies the graduate for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. The flexibility of the program permits the graduate student to progress optimally, developing and building upon his or her background. Thus, within the requirements of the program, there is some flexibility within the student's schedule to fulfill individual needs and objectives. In addition, the completion of an MS in Oral Biology is mandatory for this specialty program.
The program goals and objectives are to:
- produce a graduate who is competent/proficient in all aspects of clinical/laboratory prosthodontics and has the didactic knowledge on which to base treatment;
- produce a graduate who will have the foundation for scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving;
- prepare the graduate for successful certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics;
- prepare and motivate the graduate for a lifetime of scholarly pursuit and active involvement in the specialty and profession; and
- provide a program environment that is patient-centered, serves the students, faculty, and staff, and contributes to the advancement of knowledge.
The program is open to applicants with a DDS/DMD (or equivalent) only. Criteria for student selection includes: academic record; research and publication record; extracurricular achievement, honors, and awards; class rank; professional experience and additional training; references; and the personal interview. The application deadline is September 1 each year, for a starting date in late June of the next year. The program uses ADEA PASS (American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service) and participates in the Post Doctoral Matching Program for Prosthodontics (MATCH).
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All courses within this program are taught face-to-face on campus at the School of Dentistry, in Dallas. This program may require off-campus assignments at local, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex hospitals or dental clinics.
This program prepares students for the opportunity to pursue an occupational license. Please refer to the Notification for Students Pursuing an Occupational License for additional information.
|Code ||Title ||Semester Credit Hours |
|AEGD 604||Practice Management I||1.5|
|PROS 600||Mock Board Examination I||0.0|
|PROS 601||Mock Board Examination II||0.0|
|PROS 602||Mock Board Examination III||0.0|
|PROS 603||Journal Club I||0.0|
|PROS 604||Journal Club II||0.0|
|PROS 605||Journal Club III||0.0|
|PROS 606||Journal Club IV||0.0|
|PROS 607||Journal Club V||0.0|
|PROS 608||Journal Club VI||0.0|
|PROS 609||Journal Club VII||0.0|
|PROS 610||Journal Club VIII||0.0|
|PROS 611||Journal Club IX||0.0|
|PROS 612||Treatment Planning and Clinical Review I||0.0|
|PROS 613||Treatment Planning and Clinical Review II||0.0|
|PROS 614||Treatment Planning and Clinical Review III||0.0|
|PROS 615||Treatment Planning and Clinical Review IV||0.0|
|PROS 616||Treatment Planning and Clinical Review V||0.0|
|PROS 617||Treatment Planning and Clinical Review VI||0.0|
|PROS 618||Treatment Planning and Clinical Review VII||0.0|
|PROS 619||Treatment Planning and Clinical Review VIII||0.0|
|PROS 620||Treatment Planning and Clinical Review IX||0.0|
|PROS 621||Interdisciplinary Conferences I||0.0|
|PROS 622||Interdisciplinary Conferences II||0.0|
|PROS 623||Interdisciplinary Conferences III||0.0|
|PROS 624||Interdisciplinary Conferences IV||0.0|
|PROS 625||Interdisciplinary Conferences V||0.0|
|PROS 626||Interdisciplinary Conferences VI||0.0|
|PROS 627||Prosthodontic Topic Literature Review I||0.5|
|PROS 628||Prosthodontic Topic Literature Review II||1.0|
|PROS 629||Prosthodontic Topic Literature Review III||0.5|
|PROS 630||Prosthodontic Topic Literature Review IV||1.0|
|PROS 631||Prosthodontic Topic Literature Review V||1.0|
|PROS 632||Prosthodontic Topic Literature Review VI||1.0|
|PROS 633||Prosthodontic Topic Literature Review VII||0.5|
|PROS 634||Prosthodontic Topic Literature Review VIII||1.0|
|PROS 635||Prosthodontic Topic Literature Review IX||1.0|
|PROS 638||Related Discipline Seminars I||1.0|
|PROS 639||Related Discipline Seminars II||1.0|
|PROS 640||Related Discipline Seminars III||1.0|
|PROS 641||Related Discipline Seminars IV||1.0|
|PROS 643||Clinical Teaching||1.0|
|PROS 645||Advanced Implant Concepts and Treatment||1.5|
|PROS 648||Occlusal Concepts and Techniques I||1.5|
|PROS 649||Occlusal Concepts and Techniques II||1.5|
|PROS 650||Geriatric Prosthodontics||1.0|
|PROS 651||Implant Concepts and Techniques, Surgical Placement||0.0|
|PROS 652||Clinical Prosthodontics I||3.0|
|PROS 653||Clinical Prosthodontics II||3.0|
|PROS 654||Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics I||2.5|
|PROS 655||Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics II||4.0|
|PROS 656||Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics III||4.0|
|PROS 657||Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics IV||2.5|
|PROS 658||Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics V||5.0|
|PROS 659||Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics VI||5.0|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||50.5|
Must complete 35 months of residency, total credit hours specified, any noncredit courses specified, and be approved by the Promotions Committee for this certificate to be awarded.
The MS in Oral Biology is required, for which students must complete an additional 32 semester credit hours, conduct a research project, and successfully defend a written thesis.
In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.