Virginia Commonwealth University Program Information

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Department of Periodontics
521 N 11th Street
PO Box 980566
Richmond, VA 23298-0566
Program Director: Dr. Thomas C. Waldrop (full-time)
Phone: 804-828-6121
Fax: 804-828-0657
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Fee: $50 for Department of Periodontics certificate program; $50 for M.S.D. program, School Graduate Studies
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A   (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 5 Full-time, 12 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: M.S.D./Certificate in Periodontics
Prerequisites: Dental degree from U.S. or Canadian Dental School, GPA, National Board Exam, 3 letters of recommendation, interview
Tuition per year:  None
Instruments & Equipment: Clinical use fee $1500/semester; Courses: Physical Diagnosis-$1500, Head & Neck anatomy-$300, ACLS-$175. Instruments-$2600, Camera-$2500, Sugrical lopes-$750, Exam fees $300, Books $500
Salary and/or Stipend: None
First Year Enrollment: 3
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:10
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Anesthesia rotation-30 days, Oral Pathology-32 hrs, Enteral/Parental sedation-60hrs diadatic, 20+ clinical cases, Occlusion-20 hrs and clinical cases, Dental implants-covered in depth (didactic/clinical) over 35 month period.
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 30 hours/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Nobel Biocare, Zimmer, BioHorizon, Orthodontic
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 40-50 cases (80-100 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 residents
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 225-275
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 90+
Research Requirements: M.S.D. completion, publication
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: AEGD, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry


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