University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine Program Information

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Univeristy of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
13065 E. 17th Avenue, Room 130K
Mail Stop F847
Aurora, CO 80045
Program Director: Charles A. Powell, DDS, MS
Phone: 303-724-6424
Fax: 303-724-6986
Application Deadline: July 15
Application Fee: $50
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 4 full-time; 8 part-time; 10 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/MSD
Prerequisites: DDS/DMD or foreign equivalent; National Board Exam; 3 letters of recommendation, class rank, GPA. GRE recommended for all applicants. GRE and TOEFL are required for graduates of non-ADA accredited dental schools
Tuition per year: Approximately $28,000
Instruments & Equipment: Approximately $3,000 (includes laptop, clinic camera, book costs)
Salary and/or Stipend: None
First Year Enrollment: 3
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:10
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Pathology 32 hours; anesthesia rotation 40 hours; conscious sedation (IV, oral, N2O) over 60 hours
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: First year 22-25/week; second year 28-32/week; third year 32-33 per week
Type of Implant System Taught: Straumann, Zimmer, Astra, NobelBiocare, BioHorizons
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 40-50 cases (100-150 implants)
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 20%
Percent of Time spent in research: 10%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 65%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: Dental School
Associated Hospitals: University of Colorado Hospital; Children's Hospital Colorado
On-Call Arrangements: Minimal
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 250-300
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: Greater than 100
Research Requirements: Independent research; thesis; manuscript for publication
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Orthodontics, General Practice Residency, Pediatric Dentistry (affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado)


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