University of Texas San Antonio

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Health Science Center at San Antonio
Department of Periodontics, MSC 7894
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Chair David L Cochran, DDS
Postdoctoral Director Angela A. Palaiologou-Gallis, DDS, MS
Predoctoral Director Lea Hachem, DDS, MS
Dean Peter Loomer
University of Texas San Antonio participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: Check program web site
Application Fee: $50
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 6 full-time, 2 part-time (8 faculty members are Board-certified)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: Yes
Length of Program in months: 35
State License Required: No
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate, MS
Prerequisites: Applications are submitted through ADEA PASS. Additional documentation required. See web site.
Tuition per year: Approximately $5000 per year
Instruments & Equipment: Digital camera ($1200), laptop computer ($1500), books in first year ($300)
Salary and/or Stipend: $9000 each year x 3 years
First Year Enrollment: 4
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 20:1
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Pathology 32 hours; anesthesia rotation 40 hours; conscious sedation (IV, oral, N2O) over 60 hours
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: First year 22-25/week; second year 28-32/week;third year 32-33 per week
Type of Implant System Taught: Zimmer, Straumann, Biomet 3i; Astra, Nobel BioCare
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 80-120
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: Dental school
Associated Hospitals: University Hospital, Veteran's Administration Hospital
On-Call Arrangements: none
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 150-200
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 100+
Research Requirements: Master of Science degree research
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: All specialties

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