University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Program Information

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Department of Periodontics
7500 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX 77054
Program Director: Robin L. Weltman, DDS
Phone: 713-500-4382
Fax: 713-500-4393
Application Deadline: August 15
Application Fee: All applications processed through the ADEA PASS program
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A   (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 7 full-time (all board certified) 10 part-time (7 board certified)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: Yes
Length of Program in months: 36
State License Required: No
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
Prerequisites: National Board Parts I and II, TOEFL (foreign grads), Letters of Recommendation
Tuition per year: $5000/yr in-state $15,000/yrout-of-state; student fees: add $5,000 per students
Instruments & Equipment: $2000/yr instrument rental fee; intraoral camera
Salary and/or Stipend: none
First Year Enrollment: 4
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:5
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology 100; anesthesia 160; implants 300; nitrous oxide 100; IV sedation 120; other rotations 220
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: approximately 20/week
Implant Systems Taught: Biomet 3i, Straumann, Astra, Nobel Biocare, BioHorizons, Zimmer
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 65-85 per resident
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 25%
Percent of Time spent in research: 10%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 60%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: hospital, dental, off-site clinic
Associated Hospitals: Hermann Memorial Hospital, LBJ Hospital
On-Call Arrangements: residents take one-week turns taking first call
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 275-350
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 150
Research Requirements: Master's Thesis
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, and dental public health


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