University of Southern California - Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.

Address 925 W. 34th St
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641
Chair Casey Chen, DDS, PhD
Phone: (213) 740-1075
Fax: (213) 740-8414
Postdoctoral Director Homa Zadeh, DDS, PhD
Phone: (213) 740-4816
Fax: (213) 821-6515
Pre Doctoral Periodontics Dr. Kim Austin
Phone: (213) 740-9670
Fax: (213) 740-7965
Dean Avishai Sadan, DMD
Phone: (213) 740-3124
Application Deadline: September 1; PASS deadline August 18
Application Fee: $85
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A   (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 8 full-time; 10 part-time (3 full-time, 5 part-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 in periodontics, Master's in craniofacial biology
Prerequisites: TOEFL, dental degree, GRE, letters of recommendation, GPR
Tuition per year: $71,938 in-state/out-of-state residents
Instruments & Equipment: purchase $600; rental $1,000; book costs $1,000
Salary and/or Stipend: none
First Year Enrollment: 4
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:15
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Implant surgery, Bone augmentation procedures using various techniques and material, Sinus augmentation surgery using various techniques and material, Soft tissue augmentation surgery using various techniques and material, microsurgery, Prosthetic training in conjunction with complex surgical procedures, Orthodontic therapy, sedation (oral, inhalation, IV).
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 24/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Biomet 3i, Nobel Biocare, Straumann, Astra Tech
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 100+ implants
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: LA County-USC
On-Call Arrangements: individual
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 200
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 40
Research Requirements: MS
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: endodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics


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