Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Program Overview

Ting-Ling Chang, D.D.S.
Program Director

Jay Jayanetti, D.D.S.
Associate Program Director

UCLA Maxillofacial Prosthetics Residency Program MembersThe UCLA Maxillofacial Prosthetics Residency Program is a postgraduate certificate program specifically devoted to maxillofacial prosthetics. Applicants must have completed an ADA-accredited postgraduate training program in prosthodontics or its equivalent. This program begins on July 1 of each year (Hospital Orientation may be held 3 days prior). Upon successful completion of the program, the resident is awarded two certificates: a Certificate of Postgraduate Study from the UCLA School of Dentistry and a Certificate of Residency from the UCLA Hospitals and Clinics.

The purpose of the UCLA Maxillofacial Prosthetics Residency Program is to provide advanced training in the diagnosis and supportive treatment of patients with maxillofacial anomalies. Residents will have the opportunity to treat patients with severe oral and facial deformities from cancer, trauma, or congenital malformations. Training is enhanced by a modern and well-equipped facility, the Maxillofacial Prosthetics/Hospital Dentistry Clinic. This clinic is an outpatient clinic of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which enables residents to have close interactions with faculty, interns, and residents from other disciplines.

The didactic portion of this program is flexible and takes into account the individual’s prior training and experience. Courses are available in head and neck anatomy, oral pathology, pharmacology, fixed and removable prosthodontics, radiation biology, and biostatistics. Didactic training in research methodology is available, with an original research project if residents are so motivated. Required courses are presented in various phases of maxillofacial rehabilitation, including speech pathology, speech therapy, restoration of congenital and developmental defects, and restoration of various acquired maxillofacial defects. Periodic seminars with regular review of pertinent subjects in the literature are a regular part of the program.

Clinical training includes cleft palate prosthodontics, restoration of acquired oral and facial defects and implant prosthodontics. Residents are also afforded the opportunity to work with radiotherapists and evaluate and maintain the oral and dental health of patients before, during, and after their radiation therapy. Residents work closely with surgical disciplines in restoring a variety of defects, including construction of cranial and soft tissue implants, immediate surgical obturators, surgical splints, and other required prostheses.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and affiliated with the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

The program in Maxillofacial Prosthetics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of "Approval without Reporting Requirements”.. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.apsx .

Length of Program: 1 year

Number of Positions: 3

Financial Arrangement: 

If graduated from a CODA accredited dental school and prosthodontics programs: A Salary, Step IV ($59,089/year)

If graduated from non-CODA dental school: Program Fees: $45,000, UCLA Extension Certificate Fee: $200, UCLA Extension International Student Fee (only for those requesting I-20s for F-1 student status): $1,300, TN Visa $2,000 + related costs.

Contact Us

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

Victoria Sandoval
Advanced Prosthodontics
(310) 206-8515
vsandoval@dentistry.ucla.edu