The Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics is a three-year graduate program that awards a certificate in Prosthodontics and a Master of Science Degree.
The first year is primarily devoted to didactic and clinical prosthodontics. The core didactic curriculum is emphasized to assist the resident in performing the clinical treatments required.
During the second year, emphasis is on clinical treatment. Time is increased in the clinic with minimal time spent in didactic effort. Residents complete a clinical rotation at MD Anderson Cancer Center and a teaching rotation at UT School of Dentistry. Research opportunities are available at the Bering Clinic.
The third year is committed to clinical treatment, specialty lectures, completing the Master of Science requirements, and specialty studies.
Other rotations may include: UTSD Undergraduate Teaching and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students receive a certificate in Prosthodontics and Master of Science degree from the School of Dentistry. Non-U.S. graduates must complete a one-year preceptorship in Prosthodontics in order to apply for the residency. Information on the preceptorship is available from the office of Continuing Education.
(One Year Program)
The Preceptorship in Prosthodontics program provides dentists a one-year didactic, clinical and laboratory experience in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. The established curriculum involves all aspects of the educational component of the Department of Prosthodontics: undergraduate level courses, graduate-level courses, department seminars, interdepartmental seminars, hands-on laboratory courses, patient presentations, study clubs, journal clubs and guest lecture presentations.
The objective of the program is to enable each participant to adequately diagnosis edentulous, partial edentulous and dentate patients requiring prosthodontic therapy and to successfully plan and sequence appropriate treatment. All program participants are under the guidance of the Advanced Program in Prosthodontics Director and the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics.
The Preceptor programs do not award academic credit; upon completion of the program the individual will receive a letter of completion. The programs involve didactic instruction and clinical training. Students in the Preceptor programs will attend seminars and courses with the graduate students and will be assigned to the graduate clinics to develop clinical expertise and treatment planning skill in the program area. The program is administered by the Office of Continuing Education. For more information, contact them at 713-486-4028, by fax at 713-486-4037, or by email at UTSDContinuingEd@uth.tmc.edu.