The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics, established in 2017, is the latest addition to the Graduate Dental Education Programs at Penn Dental Medicine.
The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania is designed to prepare graduates to excel in clinical practice, research, and teaching within the specialty of Prosthodontics.
The program begins on July 1, and continues through 36 calendar months. In addition to the core basic science courses required for all postgraduate students, the prosthodontic specialty curriculum provides progressive clinical, laboratory and didactic training, closely supervised, at the postgraduate level in fixed, removable, implant and digital prosthodontics. Dental microscopy, maxillofacial prosthodontics, surgical implant planning, placement, and restoration, full digital dentistry workflow, esthetics, and the interrelation of other medical/dental clinical specialties are integrated aspects of the training, culminating in the award of the Certificate in Prosthodontics.
Hospital rotations at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania and Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center enhance the educational experience by providing a wider range of patient needs, deeper understanding of medical conditions, and close collaboration with medical colleagues and other members of the health care team.
The highly respected research environment at Penn Dental Medicine and throughout the University of Pennsylvania provides a valuable opportunity for students applying to residency programs to combine their specialty training with advanced research and academic opportunities.To that end, a Master of Science in Oral Biology degree will be earned concurrent with the specialty certificate, preparing students to successfully enter the field of academic dentistry, while also becoming skilled clinicians in specialty care.
The curriculum is integrated so that both the certificate and the Master of Science degree will be awarded simultaneously upon the completion of requirements. Successful completion of the program will satisfy the formal training requirement for eligibility for the American Board of Prosthodontics certification examination.
Academic Track: MSOB and Certificate (3 years)
Number of students/residents accepted: 4 per year
Clinical Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry
Founding Director, Advanced Prosthodontics Program
Chair and Professor of Restorative Dentistry
Department of Preventive & Restorative Sciences