University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
13065 E. 17th Avenue, Room 104D
Mail Stop F850
Aurora, CO 80045
Postdoctoral Director Kerri Font, DDS, MS                                                      303-724-4201                                                       
Predoctoral Director Sangeetha Chandrasekaran, BDS, MS
Chair Sangeetha Chandrasekaran, BDS, MS                            303-724-6536                                                          
Dean Denise K. Kassebaum, DDS, MS
University of Colorado does not participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: July 1
Application Fee: $50
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 2 Full-time; 4 Part-time; 4 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: Varies based upon CODA approved program
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:10
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Pathology 36 hours; anesthesia rotation 20 hours; conscious sedation over 60 hours
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: First year 1076; second year 1137; third year 1070
Type of Implant System Taught: Straumann, Zimmer, Astra, NobelBiocare, BioHorizons
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 40-50 cases (70-110 implants)
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 34%
Percent of Time spent in research: 3%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 62%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 1%
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
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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