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
Phone: (612) 626-2466
Predoctoral Director Daniel Skaar, DDS
Phone: (612) 626-4234
Fax: (612) 626-2652
Dean Dr. Leon Assael
Phone: (859) 323-5786
Fax: (859) 323-1042
Application Deadline: August 15
Application Fee: $55 for U.S. applicants; $60 for international applicants
Start Date: 3rd week of May
Accreditation Status: A
Number of Faculty Members: 5 full-time; 7 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: Minimum 3 academic years for either certificate or certificate with Master of Science while certificate with PhD in Oral Biology is 6 plus years
State License Required: Resident's license as issued by MN Board of Dentistry
Degrees/Certificates Offered: certificate in periodontology, option for MS or PhD in related fields
Prerequisites: National Board Exam, TOEFL for international students (IBT >102, paper 590, computer 243), dental degree, letters of recommendation, class rank upper 50%
Tuition per year: $11,130
Instruments & Equipment: $4,950
Salary and/or Stipend: $4,552
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/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Astra, 3i, Zimmer
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: endodontics, GPR, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, and TMD


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