Advanced Prosthodontics

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Please email 
postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu
for any questions or for more information.


Program Overview

Kumar Shah, BDS, MS, FACP
Program Director

A primary aim of the Advanced Prosthodontics Preceptorship is to teach students not only the importance of replacing oral structures but to stress preservation and optimization of the supporting structures through a coordinated effort with the other dental specialties. Within the clinical area, perceptors are exposed to the philosophies and principles of prosthodontic treatment with fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial prosthodontics. Advanced and specialized methods required for care of extraordinary and unusual cases are stressed. While preceptors do not treat patients in the clinic, they participate in sessions for treatment planning and sequencing clinical work. Clinical practice will be limited to observation and required chair-side assistance for prosthodontics procedures. Additionally, preceptors attend weekly literature review seminars to develop the ability to critically evaluate dental literature.

This program also provides some opportunity to interact with a broad spectrum of researchers in the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology. Innovative research on bone biology, gene therapy, cellular responses to biomaterials, and evaluation of outcomes of prosthodontic research are ongoing in the center.

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 – 4 quarters. This program offers 4 options to suit each enrollee’s academic interests and needs. Applicants must specify the quarter they would like to begin and the length of program they desire.

Number of Positions: 2 – 4

Fees: $4,700 per quarter (subject to change)*

Certificate Fee: one-time payment of $200

*Fees are due two weeks before the first day of the academic quarter.