Loma Linda University

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: School of Dentistry
11092 Anderson Street, Rm 4416
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Chair Yoon Jeong Kim, DDS, MS
Postdoctoral Director Erik Sahl, DDS, MS
Predoctoral Director Yoon Jeong Kim, DDS, MS
Dean Robert Handysides, DDS
Website: www.llu.edu/llu/dentistry/perio/
Loma Linda University does not participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: September 1 (PASS participant)
Application Fee: $60
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 4 full-time; 6 part-time
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: MS/Certificate/MSD
Prerequisites: Official transcripts, Dental degree, letters of recommendation, class rank, GRE (MS candidates only) and TOEFL
Tuition per year: $63,448
Instruments & Equipment: laptop computer, digital camera, books and journals, AAP membership (costs variable)
Salary and/or Stipend: None
First Year Enrollment: 3
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:12
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Pathology (22); Moderate Sedation (60); Implants (350); Microsurgery (80)
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 20-24/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Nobel Biocare, Biomet 3-I, Astra, Zimmer, Straumann
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 50-75
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 30%
Percent of Time spent in research: 10%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 55%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: dental school
Associated Hospitals: none
On-Call Arrangements: 8 weeks/year
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 150-200
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 30-50
Research Requirements: publishable paper, thesis
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Combined Programs (Perio/Pros, Perio/Implant) Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Anesthesiology, Implant Dentistry

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