After earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, students can enroll in prosthodontics residency programs. There are also school that offer prosthodontic studies at the graduate level, which students may earn while also working toward a DDS.
10 Prosthodontics Programs
It is possible to find training in prosthodontics at these schools:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Programs Offered*||Tuition (2015-2016)**|
|University of California at Los Angeles||Los Angeles, CA||4-year, Public||Residency||N/A|
|University of California at San Francisco||San Francisco, CA||4-year, Public||Residency||N/A|
|University of Michigan||Ann Arbor, MI||4-year, Public||Master's||$20,638 in-state, $41,688 out-of-state|
|University of North Carolina||Chapel Hill, NC||4-year, Public||Master's||$9,143 in-state, $26,354 out-of-state|
|New York University||New York, NY||4-year, Private||Residency||N/A|
|University of Florida||Gainesville, FL||4-year, Public||Residency||N/A|
|Columbia University||New York, NY||4-year, Private||Master's||$42,280|
|University of Southern California||Los Angeles, CA||4-year, Public||Postgraduate certificate||$80,925*|
|Boston University||Boston, MA||4-year, Private||Master's, Doctoral, Graduate Certificate||$47,422|
|Harvard University||Cambridge, MA||4-year, Private||Master's||$41,832|
Sources: *School website, **National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
These are some important considerations for students considering prosthodontics programs:
- You may want to consider completing a Master of Science in Dentistry in simultaneity with a residency.
- If you are interested in a particular subfield, such a dental photography, you should look for a school that offers coursework and practical training in that area.
- Students who are interested in academic research careers should look for a school that offers an educational track to support this goal.
- You may want to check whether a school whether students have the opportunity to use cutting-edge, up-to-date equipment, such as the Cardiax, Procera, and T-Scan machines.
Post-Doctoral Prosthodontics Residency Overview
A post-doctoral prosthodontics program is most commonly offered as a 3-year residency program that results in a certificate, though completion times may vary. These programs are designed to satisfy ABP requirements for certification as well as American Dental Association standards. Coursework and clinical experiences are both part of the program.
A residency in prosthodontics, which may be pursued at the same time as a master's degree, can provide students with the practical training they need for clinical work or research careers in the future.