University of Minnesota

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: 515 Delaware Street, SE
7-368 Moos Health SciencesTwr
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Attn: Advanced Education in Periodontology
Postdoctoral Director Massimo Costalonga DMD, PhD
(612) 626-2466
Predoctoral Director Daniel Skaar, DDS
(612) 626-4234
Dean Dr. Leon Assael
(859) 323-5786
University of Minnesota participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Fee: Applications accepted through PASS, we participate in MATCH program
Start Date: 3rd week of May
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 4 full-time; 6 part-time (9 faculty members are board certified)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: Yes
Length of Program in months: 36 months
State License Required: No
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate in Periodontology, option for MS or PhD in related fields
Prerequisites: DDS or DMD Degree, International student are required to submit a TOEFL > 102
Tuition per year: Tuition and fees $20,288, 1st year, $23,729, year 2 and 3
Instruments & Equipment: $4,208 per year
Salary and/or Stipend: $7,700 1st year, $9,832, 2nd and 3rd year
First Year Enrollment: 3
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:10
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Pathology 35; anesthesia 45; implants variable 40; nitrous oxide variable 4; IV sedation variable 60
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 28 per week
Type of Implant System Taught: Astra, Nobel Biocar, Zimmer, 3i
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 15-50+ cases with 50 - 100 implants placed
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 25%
Percent of Time spent in research: 15%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 55%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: Dental school
Associated Hospitals: Fairview-University of Minnesota Hospital
On-Call Arrangements: Yes, on a rotational basis.
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 150-250
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 80-125
Research Requirements: Mentor directed research project with MS or PhD thesis
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: GPR, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Prosthodontics, Orthodontics and TMD

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