University at Buffalo Program Information

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: School of Dental Medicine
250 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Chair Sebastian G Ciancio DDS
Phone: (716) 829-3848
Fax: (716) 837-7623
Postdoctoral Director Dr. Othman Shibly
Phone: (716) 829-3848
Fax: (716) 829-6840
Predoctoral Director Robert E Schifferle DDS, PhD
Phone:(716) 829-2013
Fax: (716) 829-3942
Dean Dr. Joseph J. Zambon
Phone: (716) 829-3848
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions process, but no later than October 1
Application Fee: $50
Start Date: September 1
Accreditation Status: A   (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 16 full-time; 4 part-time; 5 board-certified
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: yes
Length of Program in months: 33 (3-year program) or 44 (4-year program)
State License Required: no
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate in periodontology
Prerequisites: National Board Exam, TOEFL, dental degree, letters of recommendation, class rank
Tuition per year: $9,870 in-state resident; $18,350 out-of-state resident/international
Instruments & Equipment: rental $1,650; book costs $250
Salary and/or Stipend: PhD/Perio Residents: Approx. $42,000/yr., plus tuition waiver; MS/Perio Residents: Partial tuition waiver possible in years 2 and 3, based on nature of research project
First Year Enrollment: 1-2
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:30
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology 20/60; anesthesia 30; implants 120/400; nitrous oxide 10/10; IV sedation 20/40; other rotations 24
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 2,400
Type of Implant System Taught: Nobel Biocare, Zimmer, ITI, and others
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 50+
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 25%
Percent of Time spent in research: 25%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 45%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: hospital, dental school
Associated Hospitals: Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), Buffalo General Hospital
On-Call Arrangements: none
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 200
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 40 fully documented; 30-60 other
Research Requirements: Masters or Ph.D. degree
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: prosthodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, general practice, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology


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