Advanced Surgical Implant Dentistry
Advanced Surgical Implant Dentistry Advanced Clinical Training Program
- Program Overview
- Admissions Requirements
- Application Procedure
- Decisions Process
- Immigration Regulations
- Health Insurance & Clearance
- Medical Malpractice Insurance
- Contact Information
Peter Moy, DMD
The Advanced Surgical Implant Advanced Clinical Training Program is a 1-year program providing a highly motivated surgical specialist the opportunity to obtain advanced surgical training in the field of Implant Dentistry. This training will include comprehensive didactic and clinical instructions on surgical placement of dental implants, hard and soft tissue augmentation procedures, management of complex clinical situations requiring multi-disciplinary management and advanced reconstruction techniques for the “Esthetic Zone”. The Advanced Surgical Implant Dentistry program provides a surgical specialist with the desires for additional surgical curricular and hands-on training in treating complex and comprehensive surgical cases in Implant Dentistry. This program will provide a surgical specialist the opportunity to function in a private practice-type office setting working as part of a team managing the most difficult clinical situations in Implant Dentistry and to enhance their surgical experiences as well as skills. It is also intended to generate surgical specialists who will return back into a clinical and/or academic setting to establish themselves as leaders in the field of Implant Dentistry.
The didactic portion of the program includes exposure to the clinical sciences in Implant Dentistry given throughout the academic year. Didactic topics include all surgical and prosthetic areas in Implant Dentistry with emphasis on advanced surgical procedures for hard and soft tissue management, physical diagnosis as it relates to co-morbidity factors affecting prognosis of dental implants, treatment planning, oral radiology, literature review, biologic principles as it relates to Implant Dentistry and practice management protocols. The course directors will provide feedback to the program director regarding the postgraduate’s competency and participatory levels in the form of grades and/or assessment reports.
All patient care provided by the Advanced Implant Surgical Specialist Trainee is comprehensive and proctored throughout the academic year in the School of Dentistry. The trainee will be afforded every opportunity to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge within the scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery as it pertains to the field of Surgical Implant Dentistry. Faculty coverage is provided at all clinic sessions as well as in-house hospital setting at the Ronald Reagan – UCLA Medical Center. The majority of the trainee’s clinical experience will occur in the UCLA Surgical Dental Center and the Brentwood OMS Center Extension.
A certificate signed by the program director and dean of the school of dentistry is awarded upon successful completion of the program. A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program. This certificate is not the same as the postgraduate program certificate awarded to full-time international postgraduates in specialty training as a qualification for recognition by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Length of Program: 1 year
Number of Positions: This program admits 2 trainees per year, one in the summer quarter and one in the winter quarter
Fees: $40,800 per year (subject to change)
Certificate Fee: one-time payment of $200
International Student Fee: $1,300 (only for those requesting I-20s for F-1 student status)
Please note that half of the fees are due upon acceptance and the second half are due by the first day of the fall quarter.
- Degree from a dental school accredited by the local government jurisdiction
- Completion of specialty program in either Periodontics or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- English language proficiency
Applicants must submit all of the following materials:
- UCLA Application Form
- Official college and dental education transcripts translated into English or ECE Course-by-Course Report
- 3 confidential reports from people with knowledge of the applicant’s skills and potential
- Proof of English language proficiency for applicants with English as a second language (An interview in English may also be required.)
- One-time, non-refundable application fee of $150.00 (the application fee must be paid in US dollars in the form of a check drawn from a US-affiliated bank, cashier's check, or money order made payable to UC Regents.)
All application materials must be sent directly to:
Office of Student Affairs
If you wish to use a courier service please use the following address:
Incomplete files will not be considered.
Due to the short application window, applicants may submit notarized copies of application materials to meet the deadline. Official copies of all application materials must be submitted prior to enrollment.
Application Deadline: March 15 (for July 1 start); September 15 (for January 1 start)
Upon Acceptance: There is a non-refundable fee of $1,300 due after acceptance for those who need an I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa. There is also a $200 certificate fee to confirms your acceptance of the program. These fees are not applied towards your tuition and are non-refundable.**
*All fees, including tuition, must be paid in US dollars in the form of a check drawn from a US-affiliated bank, cashier's check, or money order made payable to "UC regents".
The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:
- Academic achievement
- Professional goals
- Content of letters of recommendation
Accepted candidates are notified by email. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
All trainees who are not U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or on a visa status authorized for enrollment in full-time studies must enter the United States on an F-1 visa. The 1-20AB necessary for application for an F-1 visa is processed by the School’s International Advisor. This is a non-immigrant visa which presumes you are in the United States for the purpose of studying for a limited time. The I-20AB request form will be sent to you after acceptance to the program.
All foreign students attending UCLA are required to be insured under an adequate medical insurance plan during all periods of registration. Medical insurance is not provided by UCLA for trainees, and trainees cannot be seen at the on-campus student health facility. The School of Dentistry requires that you obtain a health clearance prior to enrollment in the program for individual and community health reasons. The health clearance must include a complete physical examination and demonstration of immunity to certain communicable diseases. Annual monitoring for tuberculosis will also be necessary.
Students in all ACT programs will be required to purchase medical malpractice insurance. Information on this will be forthcoming.