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 Georgia K Johnson, DDS
Postdoctoral Director Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, DDS, MS, PhD
Predoctoral Director Paula L Weistroffer, DDS, MS
Dean David C Johnsen, DDS
University of Iowa College of Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: June 15
Application Fee: $60 domestic applications; $100 international applications
Start Date: June 29
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 6 full-time; 1 part-time (10 of 13 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 (must score 250 on computer based or 100 on internet), dental degree, class rank upper 50%.
Tuition per year: $20,000 Certificate/MS, $14,000 certificate only (fees include instrument rental), $21,057/year surcharge for international students
Instruments & Equipment: Camera, computer, books/journals: $7,500 over 3 years
Salary and/or Stipend: $12,000
First Year Enrollment: 2
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:15
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology 30; anesthesia 120; implants 120; conscious sedation 60 and 20 plus cases
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
Research Requirements: independent research, thesis (M.S.), manuscript for publication
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Oral Maxillofacial Radiology; Oral Maxillofacial Surgery; Oral Pathology; Prosthodontics; Endodontics; GPR; Dental Public Health; Pediatric Dentistry; Orthodontics

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