UCLA School of Dentistry

Application and curriculum information about this UCLA's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Postgraduate Periodontics Residency Program, UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 LeConte Avenue
Room 53-039 CHS-Dental
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Chair Flavia Q. Pirih, DDS, PhD, FACD
Predoctoral Director Beatriz Bezerra, DDS, PhD
Postdoctoral Director Perry Klokkevold, DDS, MS
Dean Paul Krebsbach, DDS, PhD


University of California Los Angeles participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Fee: n/a
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 5 Full-Time Faculty (4 Board-Certified,1 PhD Microbiologist) 9 Part-Time Faculty (4 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: Certificate, MS degree in Oral Biology (highly encouraged)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of dental degree program from US or Canadian dental school; National Boards
Tuition per year: none
Instruments & Equipment: Approximately $10,000 (actual cost will vary). Students are required to purchase their own intraoral camera, laptop computer, instruments and books.
Salary and/or Stipend: $52,900/year
First Year Enrollment: 2
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:25
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology (didactic 20 hours); anesthesia/nitrous oxide/IV sedation (didactic 20+ hours; clinical experience 20+ cases); implants (didactic 40+ hours; clinical experience 40+ cases); microsurgery (didactic and clinical experience varies)
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 24/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Zimmer-Biomet 3i, Straumann, Astra, Nobel BioCare
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 50+
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 20%
Percent of Time spent in research: 15%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 55%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 10%
Clinical Setting: hospital, dental school
Associated Hospitals: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
On-Call Arrangements: Residents rotate On-Call 24/7/365
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 250
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: n/a
Research Requirements: Original research thesis
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Yes. All other speciality programs available.

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