University of Alabama Program Information

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address School of Dentistry
1919 7th Avenue So, SDB 412
Birmingham, AL 35294-0007
Program Director Mia L. Geisinger, DDS, MS
Phone 205-934-4984
Fax 205-934-7901
Application Deadline August 1
Application Fee $50 direct / $25 secondary with PASS
Start Date July 1
Accreditation Status A (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members 6 full-time, 6 part-time (all
full-time faculty members are board certified)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school? yes
Length of Program in months 36
State License Required no
Degrees/Certificates Offered Certificate; MS Certificate; PhD Certificate
Prerequisites NBE, TOEFL, dental degree, letters of
recommendation, class rank (if applicable)
Tuition per year $11,691
Instruments & Equipment varies
Salary and/or Stipend $9,700, $10,000, $10,300 (approximately, for
qualified residents)
First Year Enrollment 4
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants 1/12
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours pathology/12;
anesthesia/240; nitrous oxide variable/1; IV sedation/250
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment 24-32/week
Type of Implant System Taught didactic=all ADA approved; clinic=multiple
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency 200
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars 15%
Percent of Time spent in research 15%
Percent of Time spent in clinical 65%
Percent of Time spent in teaching 5%
Clinical Setting hospital, dental school
Associated Hospitals Veterans Administration, Children's, University
On-Call Arrangements residents rotate
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants) 200
Average Number of Cases completed per residency 80
Research Requirements original research experience; optional MS or PhD degree
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties all specialties plus GPR and AEGD


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