University of Iowa College of Dentistry

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Dept of Periodontics
2105 Oakdale Ct College of Dentistry
Dental Science Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1001
Chair Georgia K Johnson DDS
Phone:(319) 335-7238
Fax:(319) 335-7239
Postdoctoral Director Gustavo Ailva-Ortiz
Phone:(319) 335-7238
Predoctoral Director Paula L Weistroffer, DDS, MS
Phone:(319) 335-7238
Fax:(319) 335-7239
Dean David C Johnsen
Phone:(319) 335-7144
Fax:(319) 335-7155
Application Deadline: July 15
Application Fee: $60 domestic applications; $100 international applications
Start Date: June 29
Accreditation Status: A   (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 6 full-time; 9 part-time (11 of 15 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, 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%, National Board Exam - Part I & II, U.S. grade equivalency for international students measured by
Tuition per year: $8,500 Certificate/MS, $4,400 certificate only (fees include instrument rental), $20,493/year surcharge for international students
Instruments & Equipment: Camera, computer, books/journals: $6000 over 3 years
Salary and/or Stipend: $11,400
First Year Enrollment: 2
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 2:15
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology 64; anesthesia 120; implants 88; conscious sedation 50
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 27-31/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Nobel Biocare, ITI, Astra
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 75-100
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 22%
Percent of Time spent in research: 8-10%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 65%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 3%
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): 210
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 33
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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