Penn Dental Medicine

Academic Programs & Admissions

Graduate Dental Education Programs » Periodontal Prosthesis Program

Program Director: Dr. Ernesto Lee, contact

Program Overview

This four-year program is designed to provide postgraduate students training in restorative/prosthetics, periodontics, and advanced implant restorative dentistry. Upon successful completion of the program, students are issued certificates in both fixed periodontal prosthesis and periodontics.

The program attempts to integrate three essential areas: basic science, periodontics, and restorative/prosthetic dentistry. The basic science phase of the program includes a series of highly integrated core courses, presented at a level to enhance and expand on the student’s knowledge of oral biology. Additional basic science courses specific to restorative dentistry are provided by the department. Periodontics is the major focus of the didactic program in the first two years with emphasis on etiology, diagnosis, and treatment planning.

Academic Track: MSOB and certificate (5 years), DScD and certificate (6 years)
Clinical Track: certificate only (4 years)

Clinical Education

The major emphasis of this program lies in clinical education to develop specialists who have a scholarly approach to clinical problems. Through the program’s clinical education, students are exposed to the latest periodontic and prosthodontic procedures. Besides completing all of the necessary clinical requirements for certification in periodontics, students are required to complete at least 12 to 14 advanced restorations (in addition to single units and quadrant restorations). In addition, advanced implant restorations and treatment planning for surgical and prosthetic reconstruction have become a fundamental aspect of the program. Students work in both an outpatient clinic and hospital setting for their clinical instruction. The program also includes student visitation to various prosthodontic practices, where they can observe all types of techniques and procedures.

Interdisciplinary training is a hallmark of this program with faculty representatives from the departments of Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the Division of Restorative Dentistry in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, continually interacting both in the seminars and clinics.

Admissions Process

Application Deadline: August 1 — See Graduate Dental Education Programs Admissions Requirements and Procedures for detailed information and instructions.

Program Faculty

Program Director

Academic Support Staff/Associated Faculty

  • Harold S. Baumgarten, DMD

    Clinical Professor of Periodontics

The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030