University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: University of Rochester
Eastman Institute for Oral Health
625 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Chair Jack Caton, DDS, MS
Postdoctoral Director Alexandra Tsigarida, DDS, MS
Dean Eli Eliav, DMD, PhD
University of Rochester participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Fee: $195
Start Date: Third week of June
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 4 full-time, 10 part-time
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: Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery Certificate; Preceptorship available; MS and PhD available
Prerequisites: TOEFL, National Board Exam (US trained only), Dental Degree, Thriee letters of recommendation, Class rank
Tuition per year: $45,000 for international students
Instruments & Equipment: Camera $3,000; activity fee $4,000/year
Salary and/or Stipend: Graduate Medical Education funding for tuition/stipend for U.S. and Canadian trained citizens
First Year Enrollment: 2 or 3
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:15
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Rotations: Oral Pathology, General Anesthesia rotation 6 weeks; OMFS/IV Sedation twice per month; Lit review and treatment planning 5 hrs/wk.
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 24 hours/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Straumann, Zimmer Biomet, Biohorizons
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 50-60 cases, 80-150 implants 
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 25%
Percent of Time spent in research: 7.5%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 60%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 7.5%
Clinical Setting: Dental school, hospital
Associated Hospitals: Strong Memorial
On-Call Arrangements: None
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 200
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 40-50
Research Requirements: All residents are required to complete research projects whether pursuing a Master's degree or not.
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Advanced Education in General Dentistry, General Practice Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Orofacial Pain/Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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