United States Navy

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address Naval Postgraduate Dental School
8995 Wood Road
Bethesda, MD 20889-5628
Chair John H. Wilson, DMD, MS
Postdoctoral Director Keith R.Merchant, DDS, MS
Dean Sean Meehan, CAPT, DC, USN
Website wrnmmc.capmed.mil
Note: Military programs are not eligible to participate in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: n/a
Application Fee: n/a
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 4 full-time (4 faculty members are board certified)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: Only commissioned Officers in the Navy Dental Corps
Length of Program in months: 36
State License Required: yes
Degrees/Certificates Offered: MS in Oral Biology
Prerequisites: National Board Exam, dental degree, letters of recommendation, interview
Tuition per year: n/a
Instruments & Equipment: n/a
Salary and/or Stipend: only commission officers in Navy dental corps
First Year Enrollment: n/a
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: n/a
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology 160; anesthesia 500; implants 800; nitrous oxide 16; IV sedation 120; other rotations 800
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 30/week
Type of Implant System Taught: Nobel Biocare, 3i, Southern
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 50 minimum; range of 50-90
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 33%
Percent of Time spent in research: 6%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 60%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 1%
Clinical Setting: Naval postgraduate dental school
Associated Hospitals: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
On-Call Arrangements: n/a
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): >200
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 40
Research Requirements: Mandatory research & original thesis for Master's in Oral Biology degree
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: endodontics, prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthetics, oral pathology, orofacial pain, AEGD 1 and 2

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