AdvancedProsthodontics   Program
IntroductionThe Advanced Prosthodontics Program at the University of Iowa is designed to prepare dentistsfor clinical prac...
broad specialty of prosthodontics. This includes fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics,maxillofacial prosthetics, s...
Associate Professors:   James M.S. Clancy DDS, MS (Iowa)   Terry J. Lindquist* DDS (Iowa), MS (Buffalo)Clinical Associate ...
Advanced prosthodontic students also spend time at the Veterans Administration Hospital andUniversity of Iowa Hospitals an...
Application and AdmissionsRequirementsApplicants for the certificate and graduate programs must meet the minimum requireme...
Summary of Required Application Materials                                                       Sent to the     Sent to th...
Further InformationOnline ResourcesCollege of Dentistry   www.dentistry.uiowa.edu  University of Iowa   www.uiowa.edu     ...
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Advanced Prosthodontics Program

  1. 1. AdvancedProsthodontics Program
  2. 2. IntroductionThe Advanced Prosthodontics Program at the University of Iowa is designed to prepare dentistsfor clinical practice, teaching, and research within the specialty of Prosthodontics. The programconsists of two parts: a clinical specialty training program leading to a certificate inprosthodontics, and a graduate course of study leading to a Master of Science or PhD degree. Allstudents are enrolled in the certificate program and may optionally pursue a graduate degree.The program begins on or about July 1 and the minimum duration is 35 months. Normally, twostudents are admitted each year. The program may be modified to fulfill individual needs, goals,and interests, while still meeting requirements for the certificate and graduate degree.The program is fully accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation of the American DentalAssociation. Successful completion of the program will satisfy the formal training requirementfor eligibility for the American Board of Prosthodontics certification examination.Program Goals 1. To prepare dentists for the specialty clinical practice of prosthodontics. 2. To provide instruction and clinical experiences based upon a diversity of clinical philosophies and treatment techniques. 3. To provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction in providing patient care. 4. To provide appropriate instruction in the biomedical sciences as they relate to clinical prosthodontics. 5. To develop students’ critical appraisal and evidence-based decision making skills based upon thorough study of the prosthodontic and supporting literature. 6. To prepare graduates for future independent study and professional growth. 7. To provide experience in teaching prosthodontics to pre-doctoral students. 8. To prepare graduates to take the certifying examination of the American Board of Prosthodontics.Certificate ProgramThe certificate program is designed to provide advanced training in prosthodontics beyond theD.D.S. or D.M.D. degree and will prepare individuals for specialty clinical practice inprosthodontics. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of thecomplex restorative patient in close conjunction with the other dental specialty areas. Didacticcourses and clinical training and experiences are offered in all of the disciplines making up the 1
  3. 3. broad specialty of prosthodontics. This includes fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics,maxillofacial prosthetics, surgical placement of dental implants, geriatric prosthodontics, andtreatment of temporomandibular and occlusal disorders. Clinically related basic scienceinstruction compliments the clinical curriculum. All students will participate in pre-doctoralteaching of D.D.S. students within the Department of Prosthodontics. A Certificate of Completionis awarded by the Department of Prosthodontics.Graduate ProgramsIn addition to the certificate program, students may elect to complete an additional course ofstudy leading to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree. Graduate study willprepare individuals for future independent study and professional growth, as well as for careersin dental education and research.The M.S. curriculum adds courses in the biomedical sciences and research methodology to thoserequired for the certificate program. The coursework is completed under the direction ofGraduate Faculty within the College of Dentistry. Students must prepare and defend a thesisbased upon an original research project as well as pass a comprehensive examination coveringthe specialty of prosthodontics. Research facilities and support personnel are available throughthe Dows Institute for Dental Research, located within the College. The M.S. degree in OralScience is awarded by the Graduate College. Individuals may require more than the 35 monthminimum for the certificate program to complete the additional requirements for the M.S.degree.Courses of study leading to a Ph.D. degree are offered through interdisciplinary affiliations withUniversity basic science departments. The Ph.D. degree is awarded by the Graduate College inthe chosen basic science field. A minimum of five to six years are normally required tocomplete the certificate and Ph.D. programs.FacultyProfessors: Steven A. Aquilino* DDS, MS (North Carolina), Past President, American Board of Prosthodontics Ronald L. Ettinger BDS, MDS, DDSC (Sydney), Certificate in Gerontology (Iowa) Galen B. Schneider* DDS (Iowa), PhD (North Carolina), Chair, Department of Prosthodontics Clark M. Stanford DDS, PhD (Iowa), Associate Dean for ResearchClinical Professor: Robert L. Schneider* DDS (USC), MS (Iowa), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 2
  4. 4. Associate Professors: James M.S. Clancy DDS, MS (Iowa) Terry J. Lindquist* DDS (Iowa), MS (Buffalo)Clinical Associate Professor: Peter S. Lund* DDS, MS (Minnesota), Graduate Program DirectorAssistant Professors: Emad Estafanous BDS (Tanta), MSD (Indiana), Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics (Chicago) David G. Gratton DDS (Michigan), MS (Iowa) Yung-Shen Huang DDS (Taipei), MS (Iowa) Yong-Joon Ko DDS (Seoul), MS (Iowa)Clinical Assistant Professors: Lawrence R. Huber DDS (Creighton), Certificate (Iowa) Paul W. Aubrey DDS (Iowa), Certificate (Detroit VAH)*Diplomates, American Board of ProsthodonticsFacilitiesThe Department of Prosthodontics is housed within of the College of Dentistry at the Universityof Iowa, located in the Dental Science Building. The College is also the home for the pre-doctoral dental program, advanced training programs in all of the ADA recognized specialties,and the Dows Institute for Dental Research.Most didactic and clinic instruction and patient care takes place within the Dental ScienceBuilding. Prosthodontic students are provided with fully equipped operatories and all clinical andlaboratory instruments and supplies. The Department staff includes two full-time, in-housedental technicians who provide laboratory and instructional support. Students are also providedwith their own work station in a state-of-the-art dental laboratory and a study carrel within asemi-private office.The following supporting technologies are present within the College to support clinical care: Cone Beam CT Sirona Galileos Implant imaging software Astra Facilitate, NobelGuide, Sirona Sidexis Laboratory CADCAM systems 3M ESPE Lava, Kavo Everest, Nobel Biocare Procera, Straumann Ekton Clinical CADCAM systems Sirona Cerec 3D Intraoral digital impression 3M ESPE Lava Chairside Optical Scanner Laser surgery Biolase, Ivoclar Vivadent Clinical operating microscopes Global, Zeiss Digital shade matching MHT SpectroShade, Vita Easyshade 3
  5. 5. Advanced prosthodontic students also spend time at the Veterans Administration Hospital andUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, both adjacent to the Dental Science Building. Therethey treat medically compromised prosthodontic patients and also patients that requiremaxillofacial rehabilitation. Students will work closely with other medical disciplines, includingotolaryngology, oncology, and cleft palate rehabilitation.The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is located across the street from the Dental ScienceBuilding. Extensive online resources are available for students. Most recent periodical journalscan be accessed online.Stipends and ExpensesStipends and reduced resident tuition are available for most students. The amount of thestipend is based on available funding. Historically, the Department of Prosthodontics hasawarded stipends every year. Residents that receive full scholarships from outside sources (e.g.their home government) are not eligible for stipends.Stipend for 2009-10: $9,000Estimated Annual Program Expenses (2009-10 Projected)a: Certificate Certificate Only + M.S. Tuition & Fees $1250b $4443c Instrument Rental $2800d $2800d International Student Fees: International Fee, Orientation Fee $385 $385 Program Fee $5000e $5000e Only for graduates of dental schools not accredited by the ADA Health Insurance $1356 $1356 Basic coverage for student only; Waived with proof of acceptable coverage Camera, Articulators (First year) $2500 $2500 Books, supplies, and equipment $1090 $1090 a Note: Figures shown here reflect reduced resident tuition available for most M.S. and Certificate students. Tuition and fee information on the University of Iowa Admissions Web Page does not include the reductions. b Payable $625 beginning of Fall and Spring semesters c Payable $921 beginning of Summer, and $1761 beginning of Fall and Spring semesters d Payable $1400 beginning of Fall and Spring semesters e Payable beginning of Fall semester 4
  6. 6. Application and AdmissionsRequirementsApplicants for the certificate and graduate programs must meet the minimum requirements foradmission to the Graduate College. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0(on a 0-4 scale) is required. Applicants must hold a DDS or DMD degree from a dental schoolaccredited by the American Dental Association, or an equivalent degree.English Language ProficiencyFor students whose first language is not English, a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based,250 on the computer-based, or 100 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) is required. Candidates may also be requested to complete an English ProficiencyExamination.Application ProcedureApplications for the program will be accepted at any time. Completed applications received bySeptember 1 will be considered for admission for the entering class starting the following July.A personal interview for the most qualified applicants is required, and interviews are normallyscheduled in October. All applicants will normally be notified of acceptance or non-acceptanceby January 1.Application forms and instructions may be obtained online. You can access the application pagesfrom www.uiowa.edu. Click Admissions Graduate and Professional, then College of Dentistry, andfinally, Prosthodontics (Certificate). Application instructions appear on that page, along with links toonline (preferred) and printable application forms. Please note that the program applicationdeadline is earlier that the date listed on the written application form.Important:All students should apply on the Graduate College Application. On the application form, enter“Oral Science/Certificate in Prosthodontics” for Department or Program (code 151 on the writtenapplication), “Prosthodontics” for Subarea of Interest or Specialization, and “MS/CER” for thedegree desired (MS/thesis on the written application). GRE or GMAT is not required foradmission. 5
  7. 7. Summary of Required Application Materials Sent to the Sent to the Department Graduate College of Prosthodontics Graduate College Application:  Online Application (preferred) Download/Print Application (acceptable) Official TOEFL score reports from  Educational Testing Service (University of Iowa ID #6681) Official academic records and transcripts   for all post-secondary education Three letters of recommendation (with  Graduate Admissions Recommendation Forms) Dean’s letter sent directly from dental school  (for dental schools outside North America) Statement of purpose for  pursuing graduate study in prosthodontics Application Supplement (criminal history)  GRE or GMAT scores Not Required Not Required 6
  8. 8. Further InformationOnline ResourcesCollege of Dentistry www.dentistry.uiowa.edu University of Iowa www.uiowa.edu Local Area www.iowacitycoralville.org Admissions www.uiowa.edu/admissions/graduate/programs/program- details/prosthodontics Note: Tuition and fee information on the admissions Web page does not illustrate reduced resident tuition available for most M.S. and Certificate students. Please see “Stipend and Expenses” for projected expenses in the Advanced Prosthodontics Program. English Proficiency www.uiowa.edu/admissions/graduate/international/english-gradApplication or Admissions Information; General Questions:Ms. Denise Ament-Moore, Administrative AssistantDepartment of Prosthodontics E-mail: denise-ament@uiowa.edu Phone: (319) 335-7258 Fax: (319) 353-4278Specific Program Questions:Dr. Peter Lund, Program DirectorAdvanced Prosthodontics Program E-mail: peter-lund@uiowa.eduMailing Address:Department of Prosthodontics414 Dental Science South801 Newton RoadUniversity of IowaIowa City, IA 52240-1001 7 Revised 8/2009

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