Virginia Commonwealth University

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Department of Periodontics
521 North 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23298-0566
Chair Sharon K. Lanning, DDS
Postdoctoral Director Thomas C. Waldrop, PhD, DDS
Predoctoral Director Janina Golob Deeb, DDS, MS
Dean Clara M. Spatafore, DDS, MS
Virginia Commonwealth University participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Fee: $50 
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 9 Full-time, 15 Part-time
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: Yes
Length of Program in months: 36
State License Required: Yes
Degrees/Certificates Offered: M.S.D./Certificate in Periodontics
Tuition per year:
Instruments & Equipment: Clinical camera and surgical lopes required
Salary and/or Stipend: None
First Year Enrollment: 3
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 30:1
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Anesthesia rotation-30 days, Oral Pathology-32 hrs, Enteral/Parental sedation-60 hrs didactic, 20+ clinical cases, Dental implants and associated surgical procedures covered in depth (didactic/clinical) over 35 month period, including two mock boards per year.
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 30 hours/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Nobel Biocare, Zimmer, BioHorizon, Straumann
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 40-50 cases (100 -150 implants)
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, VA Hospital
Associated Hospitals: Hunter Holmes McQuire Veterans Administration Hospital
On-Call Arrangements: Chief Resident-3rd year, on-call rotated among 1st and 2nd year residents
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 180-225
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 90+
Research Requirements: M.S.D. 
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: AEGD, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry

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