Surgical Implant Dentistry
Surgical Implant Dentistry Advanced Clinical Training Program
- Program Overview
- Admissions Requirements
- Application Procedure
- Decisions Process
- Immigration Regulations
- Health Insurance
- Contact Information
Peter Moy, DMD
The Surgical Implant Dentistry Advanced Clinical Training Program is a 1-2 year program providing highly motivated international dental practitioners the opportunity to obtain basic and advanced training in the field of Implant Dentistry. This training will include comprehensive didactic and clinical instructions including patient contact on surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, hard and soft tissue augmentation procedures and reconstruction techniques for the “Esthetic Zone”. This program is designed for those with the desires for additional surgical curricular and hands-on training in treating complex and comprehensive cases in Implant Dentistry. This program will provide each trainee with a thorough understanding of basic principles in Implant Dentistry and using the fundamental techniques taught to manage both the simple and complex implant cases. It is also intended to generate dental practitioners who can return to their native countries and provide sustained leadership in the field of Implant Dentistry.
The didactic portion of the program includes both basic and clinical sciences in Implant Dentistry given throughout the academic year with concentration of basic science curriculum in the months of January, February and March. Didactic topics include all surgical and prosthetic areas in Implant Dentistry with emphasis on 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, laboratory principles as it relates to Implant Dentistry and practice management principles. 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 trainees is comprehensive and proctored. The trainee will be afforded every opportunity to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge within various dental disciplines as they pertain to the field of Implant Dentistry. Faculty coverage is provided at all clinic sessions as well as laboratory support to complete the prosthetic aspects of treatment. The majority of the postgraduates’ 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: 1-2 years (optional 2nd year offers additional clinical training)
The program starts January 1. Deadline to apply is September 15.
Number of Positions: This program admits up to 20 trainees per year
Fees: $55,800 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 following quarter.
- Degree from a dental school accredited by the local government jurisdiction
- English language proficiency
Applicants must submit all of the following materials:
- UCLA IPTP 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.
Initial Quarter of Enrollment
|Winter (January 1)||September 15
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.
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.