The Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at Penn Dental Medicine is designed to provide postdoctoral students with advanced training in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics. Successful completion of the 3-year program will satisfy the formal training requirement for eligibility for the American Board of Prosthodontics certification examination. This program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
The program begins on July 1, and continues through 36 calendar months. Postgraduate students spend approximately 60% of their time in clinic and are exposed to all facets of clinical prosthodontics. 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, aesthetics, and the interrelation of other medical/dental clinical specialties are integrated aspects of the training, culminating in the award of the Certificate in Prosthodontics.
The rotation at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania enhances the educational experience by providing a wider range of patients with maxillofacial prosthetics needs, deeper understanding of medical conditions, and close collaboration with medical colleagues and other members of the health care team.
This degree requires a minimum of 200 Credit Hours.
|Introduction to Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics|
|Introduction to Advanced Removable Prosthodontics|
|Introduction to Implant & Digital Prosthodontics|
|Current Prosthodontics Lit Review I|
|Literature Review Seminar I|
|Treatment Plan Seminar I|
|Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics I|
|Advanced Surgical Seminar I|
|Current Prosthodontics Lit Review II|
|Literature Review Seminar II|
|Treatment Plan Seminar II|
|Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics II|
|Advanced Surgical Seminar II|
|Current Prosthodontics Lit Review III|
|Literature Review Seminar III|
|Treatment Plan Seminar III|
|Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics III|
|Advanced Surgical Seminar III|
|Hospital Rotation I|
|Predoctoral Teaching Rotation I|
|Current Prosthodontics Lit Review IV|
|Literature Review Seminar IV|
|Treatment Plan Seminar IV|
|Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics IV|
|Advanced Surgical Seminar IV|
|Hospital Rotation II|
|Predoctoral Teaching Rotation II|
|Current Prosthodontics Lit Review V|
|Literature Review Seminar V|
|Treatment Plan Seminar V|
|Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics V|
|Advanced Surgical Seminar V|
|Hospital Rotation III|
|Prosthodontics Research I|
|Current Prosthodontics Lit Review VI|
|Literature Review Seminar VI|
|Treatment Plan Seminar VI|
|Advanced Clinical Prosthodontics VI|
|Advanced Surgical Seminar VI|
|Hospital Rotation IV|
|Prosthodontics Research II|
Core Graduate Dental Education Courses
|Nitrous Oxide Analgesia|
|Head and Neck Anatomy|
|Head and Neck Anatomy|
|Nutrition & Oral Health|
Master of Science in Oral Biology
The School of Dental Medicine also offers a Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSOB). Enrollment in the MSOB program is limited to individuals concurrently registered in one of the postgraduate specialty training (certificate) programs. Candidates receive the MSOB degree after completion of both their specialty training and the Master’s curriculum, which consists of didactic, seminar, and research practicum courses. The MSOB program is comprised of two tracks designed for outstanding students who are interested in either integrating research or structured evidence-based learning into their post-graduate education.
Depending on the track selected, research activities or a systematic literature review form the core of the MSOB program. Students are expected to participate in a clinical or basic science research project of sufficient scope and intensity or a formally structured and critically evaluated literature review focused on an important oral health-related research or clinical question. A thesis composed of an in-depth review of the relevant literature along with a manuscript reporting the results of the research or a systematic review is required for graduation for the research and evidence-based learning tracks respectively.
|Additional MSOB Course Requirements|
|Intro To Statistics|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.