University of Tennessee Program Information

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Health Science Center College of Dentistry
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Program Director: Paul S. Bland, DDS
Phone: 901-448-6242
Fax: 901-448-6751
Application Deadline: November 15
Application Fee: n/a
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A   (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 7 full-time; 4 part-time (6 faculty members are board certified)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school: no
Length of Program in months: 36
State License Required: no
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Master of Dental Science
Prerequisites: National Board Exam, dental degree, letters of recommendation, class rank, GPA
Tuition per year: none
Instruments & Equipment: instruments $1,200-$1,500; journals $300, camera $750
Salary and/or Stipend: $15,000/year approximately
First Year Enrollment: 2
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:12
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology 28; anesthesia 120; implants variable/35; nitrous oxide 24; IV sedation 60; medicine
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 25-30/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Zimmer, Straumann, Biohorizons, Nobel Biocare
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: Variable cases with 75-100 implants placed
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 25%
Percent of Time spent in research: 20%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 50%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: hospital, dental school
Associated Hospitals: VAMC Memphis, UT Bowld Hospital, The MED, LeBonnheur Children's Medical Center
On-Call Arrangements: beeper on a rotational basis at VAMC and UT
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): n/a
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: n/a
Research Requirements: Master's Thesis
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: AEGD, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and prosthodontics


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