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 Scott Gruwell, DDS, MS
Dean Marsha Pyle, DDS, MEd
University of Missouri Kansas City does not participate 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

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