University of Iowa College of Dentistry

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Dept of Periodontics
Dental Science Bldg S466
801 Newton Rd
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1001
Chair Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, DDS, MS, PhD
Postdoctoral Director  Theodoros Katsaros, DDS, MSD
Predoctoral Director Megumi Williamson
Dean David C Johnsen, DDS
University of Iowa College of Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: June 30
Application Fee: $60 domestic applications; $100 international applications
Start Date: Last week of June
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 3 full-time; 3 part-time; 6 adjuncts (All 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: MS Oral Sciences, Certificate in Periodontics
Prerequisites: Three letters of recommendation, TOEFL for international students), dental degree.
Tuition per year: $20,000 Certificate/MS, $14,000 certificate only (fees include instrument rental), $21,060/year surcharge for international students
Instruments & Equipment: Camera, computer, books/journals: ~$8,000 over 3 years
Salary and/or Stipend: $12,000/year
First Year Enrollment:
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:15
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Pathology 30; Anesthesia and Sedation 120;Implants 120; minimum of 20 cases of conscious sedation
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 28-30/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Dentsply (Astra), Straumann, BioHorizons, Nobel Biocare
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 80-120
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 20%
Percent of Time spent in research: 10-15%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 65%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: <10%
Clinical Setting: Dental school
Associated Hospitals: The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
On-Call Arrangements: Intra-departmental
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 200-250
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 30 periodontal cases
Research Requirements: Independent hypothesis-driven research, thesis (M.S.), manuscript for publication
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Radiology;Pathology;Oral Surgery;Orthodontics;Prosthodontics;Endodontics;Pediatric Dentistry

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