Indiana University School of Dentistry

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.

1121 West Michigan Street

Room 422 A
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5168

Chair Vanchit John, DDS, MSD
Postdoctoral Director Steven Blanchard, DDS, MS
Predoctoral Director Daniel Shin, DDS, MSD
Dean John Williams, DMD, MBA
Indiana University School of Dentistry participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Fee: $50 for US; $60 for international
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 6 full-time (4 board certified); 5 part-time (3 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 in periodontics with an MSD degree
Prerequisites: Part 1 & 2 NDBE scores required for all applicants
Tuition per year: Indiana residents $33,675 each year of first two years, $6,931 for third year; non-residents $73,925

Beginning in 2017, one candidate who is not considered as an Indiana resident and has a U.S. dental degree will be offered a scholarship so that tuition will not exceed 150% of the Indiana resident tuition rate during all three years of the program.

Instruments & Equipment: Purchase first year ~3,000; rental/sterilization $3,175
Salary and/or Stipend: $10,000 per year Fellowship Award applied directly to reduce tuition/fees
First Year Enrollment: 4
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:10
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Oral pathology 176; implants 148; nitrous oxide/IV sedation 150; literature reviews 174; advanced perio. seminars 168 
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 1,260
Type of Implant System Taught: Straumann, Astra, BioHorizons, Zimmer, NobelBiocare
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 75-100 implants; number of patient cases varies
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 30%
Percent of Time spent in research: 15%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 45%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 10%
Clinical Setting: Dental school
Associated Hospitals: Riley Children's Hospital Dental Service
On-Call Arrangements: Each resident is on-call for a week at a time; contacted by pager
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 165
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 50
Research Requirements: During 3 years, qualified research and a successfully defended thesis
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Endodontics, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry

DISCLAIMER: The American Academy of Periodontology provides online Periodontal Program Information as a resource for dental students and periodontal residents. Individual periodontal programs are responsible for ensuring the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information placed on these pages.

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