University of Missouri Kansas City

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: School of Dentistry
650 East 25th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108-2795
Chair /
Predoctoral Director
Keerthana Satheesh, BDS, DDS, MS
Postdoctoral Director Mabel L. Salas, DDS, MS
University of Missouri Kansas City participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: August 1 All applications through PASS
Application Fee: $35
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 5 full-time (all 5 Board-certified), 5 part-time (5 Board-certified)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: No
Length of Program in months: 35 months
State License Required: Yes
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate in Perio. Optional MS (Oral and Craniofacial Sciences)

Dental Degree from US or Canadian Dental School accredited by CODA

Tuition per year: Approximately $20,800; tuition waiver of $10,000 available
Instruments & Equipment: Resident purchases clinic camera and textbooks as needed
Salary and/or Stipend: Approximately $20,000 per year
First Year Enrollment: 2-3
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:10
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Meets ADA standards and requirements; Includes Pathology, 32 hours; General Anesthesia rotation, 4 weeks; Implantology Didactic, 64 hours; Conscious Sedation Didactic, 32 hours; Pharmacology, 32 hours
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 60% of residency, 24-28 hrs/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Straumann, Nobel BioCare, Astra Dentsply
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: ~50-75 cases; ~5-10 sinus lifts
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 20%
Percent of Time spent in research: 10%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 60%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 10%
Clinical Setting: Dental school
Associated Hospitals: Truman Medical Center-Lakewood (Anesthesia rotation); Childrens Mercy
On-Call Arrangements: Scheduled on-call arrangements during extended breaks
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 150 plus
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: Variable
Research Requirements: Non-MS students are required to complete a research project ( case report or case series)
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: AEGD, Endodontics, Orthodontics, OMFS, Pedodontics

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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