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 Nico C. Geurs, DDS
Phone 205-934-4984
Fax 205-934-7901
Application Deadline August 1
Application Fee $35
Start Date July 1
Accreditation Status A (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members 5 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 National Board Exam, TOEFL, dental degree, letters of recommendation, class rank
Tuition per year $8,000 (grad school) in-state resident
Instruments & Equipment purchase $2,500; book costs variable
Salary and/or Stipend $8000 first year; $12000* second year; $12000* third year (*approximately)
First Year Enrollment 3-4
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/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 20%
Percent of Time spent in research 15%
Percent of Time spent in clinical 60%
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 70
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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