University of Tennessee

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address Health Science Center
875 Union Ave.
Dunn Dental Bldg
Memphis, TN 38163
Chair Paul G. Luepke, DDS, MS
Postdoctoral Director Douglas R. Dixon
Predoctoral Director Les Binkley, DDS, MS
Dean James C. Ragain, DDS, PhD
University of Tennessee participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Fee: PASS fees
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 5 full-time, 5 Board certified, 5 part-time
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school: no
Length of Program in months: 36
State License Required: no
Degrees/Certificates Offered: certificate/MSD
Prerequisites: Graduate from an ADA accredited dental program
Tuition per year: none
Instruments & Equipment: $4500
Salary and/or Stipend: $15,000/year
First Year Enrollment: 2
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 9:1
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: 60 hours: sedation, nitrous oxide, anesthesia. 40 hours: pathology. 50 hours: Implants. 30 hours: Specialized surgical procedures
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 30 hours per week
Type of Implant System Taught: Nobel Biocare, Zimmer, Biomet 3i, Biohorizons
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 65
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 20%
Percent of Time spent in research: 10%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 65%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: Periodontal department within dental school
Associated Hospitals: VA MC Memphis
On-Call Arrangements: once per month
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 120
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 45
Research Requirements: Master's Manuscript/Thesis submitted for publication
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Prostho, Ortho, Endo, OMFS, Pedo

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