VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Program Information

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: 11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Bldg 500 Dental W160
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Program Director: Dr. Jeffery Pucher (full-time)
Phone: 310-268-3776
Fax: 310-268-3941
Email: jeffery.pucher@va.gov
Website: n/a
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Fee: n/a
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A   (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 1 full-time; 4 part-time, 5 consultants (faculty members board certified)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: no
Length of Program in months: 36
State License Required: yes
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate, MS optional
Prerequisites: National Board Scores, U.S. or Canadian Dental degree, 3 letters of recommendation, class rank, US citizenship
Tuition per year: none
Instruments & Equipment: purchase $3,000; book costs $500
Salary and/or Stipend: $49,000+
First Year Enrollment: 1 or 2
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:15
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology 50+, anesthesia 150+, implants 100+,nitrous oxide 15+,IV sedation 60+
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 20-30/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Astra, Straumann, BioHorizons
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 50+
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 27%
Percent of Time spent in research: 8%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 60%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: hospital
Associated Hospitals: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
On-Call Arrangements: n/a
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 150+
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 50+
Research Requirements: yes
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: prosthodontics, one- and two-year general practice

 

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