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  Sukirth Ganesan, BDS, PhD
Predoctoral Director Megumi Williamson, DDS, PhD
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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