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 EducationAdvanced EducationProsthodontics Certificate     December 4, 2016  

Prosthodontics Certificate

Department of Restorative Dentistry
215 Squire Hall
Buffalo, New York 14214-8006

Dr. Hyeongil Kim
, D.D.S., Program Director

Fall 2017 Applications will be accepted:
May 2 - August 31, 2016.

 

Prosthodontics Certificate Program

This Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics educates qualified dentists for the specialized practice of prosthodontics, and fulfills the academic and clinical requirements of the American Board of Prosthodontics. The curriculum can be flexible for individual needs but primarily enables students to attain the special knowledge and skills for proficiency in the theoretical and practical aspects of Prosthodontics. The didactic and clinical components provide: advanced education in related and relevant biological and biomaterial sciences; in-depth experiences in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics; multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment planning; exposure to maxillofacial prosthetics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Erie County Medical Center; understanding and clinical experience in occlusion, temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain, and geriatrics; the design, methodology, and analysis of research; and training in teaching. The program is 36 months duration with 60 percent of that time devoted to patient and laboratory services. Upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed courses of instruction, a Certificate of Proficiency in Prosthodontics will be awarded to the student.

Applicants who are chosen to interview will be required to do a simple occlusal wax-up at #19, and a facial wax-up at #9.

Prosthodontics/Ph.D. Program

The Prosthodontics/Ph.D. program generally requires 5 to 7 years for completion. Students are required to perform research and complete a thesis at the Ph.D. level for this program. The Oral Biology Ph.D. program is administered by Dr. Chris Li and Dr. Stefan Ruhl. Students on this track are usually supported by a training grant funded by the National Institute for Dental Craniofacial Research. Please note that NIDCR support is available only to U.S. citizens, or to those persons with Permanent Resident status. However, support for non-citizens ineligible for NIDCR fellowships may be available from teaching assistantships, or from individual faculty mentors with research funds.

Prosthodontics/M.S. in Oral Sciences Program

The research component of the Prosthodontics/M.S. Program in Oral Sciences is administered through the office of Dr. Ernesto DeNardin (716-829-3998). This track requires a minimum of 36 months to complete, and involves research in a variety of areas at the Masters Degree level. At the present time there is no funding available for students enrolled in this program. It runs concurrently with the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.

Please note that applicants wishing to pursue both the Prosthodontics Certificate and the Ph.D. or M.S. research programs must apply separately for each program.

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Applications must be completed by August 31st of the previous year (ex. August 31, 2015 for Fall 2016 admission).

To apply for the Prosthodontics Certificate program please submit all documents listed below on-line in GRADMIT. Your application will not be complete until these items have been received and you have submitted your application for formal review.

1. On-line Application - Apply Now

  • Please Note: Non-immigrants must complete the International On-line Application; check the box for "International Applicant" after selecting degree program on the Interactive Graduate Application Site (GRADMIT)
  • Please complete all questions on the application completely and accurately.

2. $50.00 non-refundable application fee paid on UBePay

  • Once you have submitted your online application for formal review, you will be able to pay the application fee by credit/debit card only. Your application cannot be reviewed until the fee has been paid. Please note that the $50 application fee is non-refundable.

3. CV / Resume

4. Two letters of recommendation and a Dean's letter (if graduated from a US or Canadian dental school), otherwise three letters of recommendation.Recommendation letters must be uploaded electronically:

  • In the recommendation section of this online application, you submit three referees with their email addresses. They will receive an email notification to electronically submit an online recommendation only after you submit your application for formal review.

5. Unofficial transcripts from EVERY college/university attended

  • If you are accepted into the program you will be asked to submit original transcripts with proper signatures, seals or stamps. Academic documents that are not in English must be accompanied by an exact, certified translation.International applicants please include copy of certificate with proof of degree.

International Applicants (in addition to the requirements listed above):

6. Unofficial TOEFL Score Report at or above minimum of 550 (written) / 213 (computer based) / 79 (internet based) or better obtained within eighteen months of the application deadline.

  • If you are accepted into the program you will be asked to submit original TOEFL score reports.

7. UB Financial Form / Financial Scholarship or Bank Documents

  • All International applicants must complete and upload to their application the UB financial form documenting all the sources of your financial support with the sponsor's signature. Official supporting documentation as outlined in the instructions must also be uploaded
  • Official financial documents verifying scholarship support from your government (if applicable) - upload in bank documents section
  • No certificate of eligibility will be issued without satisfactory financial documentation. Financial documentation is required for visa issuance only-documentation may be submitted after acceptance but I-20 documentation cannot be issued without it.

8. Photocopy of passport biographical page

9. Photocopy of your current I-20 AND the F-1 visa stamp in your passport if you are currently an F-1 student

* All documents become property of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and are not returnable to the applicant.


If you have questions regarding the application process please contact:
Ms. Kristin Yager, Advanced Education Admissions Coordinator
Telephone: (716) 829-2839
E-mail sdmpg@buffalo.edu

Resident

Dental School

Certificate Year

Gyula Forgo, DMD
University of Szeged School of Dentistry
2019
Daniel Pinto, DDS
University at Buffalo
2019
Donna Scott, DDS MS
University at Buffalo
2019
Anthony Alexander, DDS
University at Buffalo
2018
Reem Alghamdi, BDS
King Saud University
2018
Abdul-Rahman Alzahrani, BDS
King Khalid University
2018
 Abdulla Alameeri, BDS
Alexandria University
2017
 Nadia Basha, BDS
 Ibn Sina National College
2017
Rui Li, DDS Phd
 Tianjin Medical University

2017

 Walaa Babeer, BDS

King Abdul Aziz University

2016

Required Course List-   Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics

RDN 950 Advanced Prosthodontic Clinics This course provides in-depth clinical experience in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics.  The multidisciplinary clinic with periodontal and endodontic Advanced Education Students, allows ready consultation and treatment modalities.

RDN 937 Prosthetic Seminar and Literature Review This seminar series is divided into two parts.  The seminar series meets one-half-day-per-week and extends over six seminars to complete the didactic program of Prosthodontics and Related Disciplines.  These are participation and presentation seminars by students, faculty and guests.  The literature reviews are one and one half hour sessions per week over the six semesters and are designed to cover the pertinent literature related to the disciplines or prosthodontics.  

RDN 933 Preclinical Technique This course refines psychomotor skills, develops competence in self-assessment, and the ability to perform the myriad of removable prosthodontic clinical and laboratory procedures.  

RDN 932 Advanced Ceramics This course develops skills that expand upon the conventional porcelain fused to metal restorations.  The student will also demonstrate esthetic parameters, various facial margins, and the veneer restorations.

RDN 905 This course develops skills for successful dental implant treatment and relies on the practitioner being thoroughly familiar with all phases of care delivery.  A thorough understanding of anatomy, diagnostic planning parameters, surgical techniques, and implant systems are required for the planning and delivery of dental implant restorations.  This course is intended to provide the student with detailed information related to treatment planning, surgical overview of augmentation techniques, treatment consideration for various restorations, and  implant systems used at the School of Dental Medicine, submerged vs. non-submerged techniques, surface properties, loading concepts and restorations.  At the conclusion of this course, each student will be expected to thoroughly understand how to diagnose, plan, and treat a dental implant patient (both completely and partially edentulous).

RDN 900 This course develops skills for advanced "Clinical Treatment Planning and Clinical Case Presentation" is designed to provide advanced education residents in the skill, art and science of comprehensive treatment planning.  A seminar presentation format is utilized where residents present new clinical comprehensive case treatment plans before an audience of their peers and faculty.  Treatment alternatives are presented, discussed, challenged and defended.  Alternative modes of treatment may be presented by residents and faculty in attendance and discussed.  Completed cases must also be presented by residents demonstrating final results, modifications from original treatment plans and prognosis.  Additionally, current literature will be assigned for presentation and evaluation that relates to clinical treatment planning.  This course is continuous running and will be required for participation by all prosthodontic residents for all semesters of training.

  

ORAL SCIENCES – REQUIRED COURSES 2016/2017

Fall semester

                                               

OS 510             Research Seminar In Oral Sciences        1.0                                Dziak   

                                    Mon 4:00-4:50 PM         215 Foster Hall

                                                                           

OS 512             Research Design In Oral Sciences          2.0                                McCall

                                    Mon 2:00-3:50 PM         215 Foster Hall

                                                            

OS 506             Biomaterials      1.0                                                                    Meyer

                                    Mon., 1:00-1:50 PM 362 Squire


 

ORB 545           Dynamics of bone         2.0                                                        Dziak

                                    Wed. 10am-11:50AM     215 Foster

 

 

Spring semester

 

OS 502             Physiology of Pain        2.0                                                        Ohrbach

                                    Wed. 8:00-9:50 AM        356 Squire Hall

             

OS 504/ORB 510

Saliva and the Oral Microbiome  4.0                                            Romano

                                    Mon. 9:00-10:50 AM

Wed. 2:00-3:50 PM.       215 Foster Hall

                                                                                               

OS 510             Research Seminar In Oral Sciences        1.0                                Dziak

                                    Mon 4:00-4:50 PM         215 Foster Hall

                                   

OS 518             Biostatistics      4.0                                                                    Davis

                                    Mon. 2:30-3:50PM

                                    Wed. 10:00-11:20 AM

                                    Wed. 1:00-1:50pm OR 2:00-2:50pm

                                    356  Squire Hall

 

  

                    Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics

Required Course List-Fall

COURSE #

TITLE

YEAR

CREDIT HRS.

DIRECTOR

RDN 934

Pre-Clinical removable

1

1

Pusateri

RDN 900

Advanced Prosthodontic Literature

1,2,3

1/yr.

Kim

RDN 905

Restorative Implant Dentistry

1, 2, 3

1

Kim

RDN 933

Preclinical Removable Prosthodontics

1

1

Pusateri

RDN 931

Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics

1

1

Kim

RDN 937

Prosthodontic Literature Seminar

1,2,3

3

Kim

RDN 936

Periodontal Prosthesis

1

1

Fagin

RDN 950

Prosthodontic Dental Clinic

1,2,3

4-8

Kim

RDN 932

Preclinical Dental Ceramics

1

1

Kim

RDN 951

Supervised Teaching

2,3

1

Kim

RDN 651

Research

2,3

1-4

Kim/Qeblawi/Monaco/Brewer

RDN 653

Thesis Guidance

2,3

1

Kim/Qeblawi/Monaco/Brewer

PER 914

Postgraduate Treatment Planning

1,2,3

1/yr.

Shibly

PER 978

Seminar in Pharmacology

1 or 2

0.5

Ciancio

ODS 500

TMD Concept Foundation

1 or 2 or 3

1

Ohrbach

ODS 514

Anatomy / Physio-Masticatory Sys.

1 or 2 or 3

3

Gonzalez

ODS 535

Adv Oral Pathology

1

2

Aguirre

ORB 545

Dynamics of Bone

1

2

Dziak

ORB 522

Scientific Writing

1

1

Dziak

OS 518

Statistics (Lec & Lab)

1

3

Davis

OS 506

Biomaterials

1

1

Meyers

OS 512

Research Design

1

2

McCall

OS504/

ORB 510

Saliva & Oral Biotome

1or 2

4

Romano

OS 510

Research in Oral Sciences

1

1

Dziak

CLD 555

Anatomy

1 or 2

1

Severin

CLD 946

Clinical Implant Dentistry

1

2

Andreana

CLD 950

SEM Interdis PT Care

1,2,3

0.5

Ilaf

CLD 947

Seminars in Implant Dentistry

2,3

2

Andreana

PER 907

Sedation

1,2,3

3-24

Maddi

OS 520

Advanced Statistics

2 or 3

1

Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required Curriculum-Fall

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

AM   

 

 

 

 

 

7:00

 

 

 

RDN 905

 

8:00

RDN 900

 

 

 

RDN 931/932

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00

RDN 934/933

RDN 950

 

RDN 950

RDN 950

10:00

RDN 950

 

OS 545

 

 

11:00

 

 

 

 

 

12:00

CLD 950

 

ORB 522

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM

 

 

 

 

 

1:00

OS 506

RDN 950

ODS 514/ODS 500

RDN 950

RDN 937

2:00

OS 512

 

 

 

 

3:00

 

 

 

 

 

4:00

OS 510

 

 

 

 

5:00

CLD 946

PER 914

 

 

 

6:00

CLD 947

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics

Required Course List-Spring

COURSE #

TITLE

YEAR

CREDIT HRS.

DIRECTOR

RDN 934

Pre-Clinical removable

1

1

Pusateri

RDN 900

Advanced Prosthodontic Literature

1,2,3

1/yr.

Kim

RDN 905

Restorative Implant Dentistry

1, 2, 3

1

Kim

RDN 933

Preclinical Removable Prosthodontics

1

1

Pusateri

RDN 931

Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics

1

1

Kim

RDN 937

Prosthodontic Literature Seminar

1,2,3

3

Kim

RDN 936

Periodontal Prosthesis

1

1

Fagin

RDN 950

Prosthodontic Dental Clinic

1,2,3

4-8

Kim

RDN 932

Preclinical Dental Ceramics

1

1

Kim

RDN 951

Supervised Teaching

2,3

1

Kim

RDN 651

Research

2,3

1-4

Kim/Qeblawi/Monaco/Brewer

RDN 653

Thesis Guidance

2,3

1

Kim/Qeblawi/Monaco/Brewer

PER 914

Postgraduate Treatment Planning

1,2,3

1/yr.

Shibly

PER 978

Seminar in Pharmacology

1 or 2

0.5

Ciancio

ODS 500

TMD Concept Foundation

1 or 2 or 3

1

Ohrbach

ODS 514

Anatomy / Physio-Masticatory Sys.

1 or 2 or 3

3

Gonzalez

ODS 535

Adv Oral Pathology

1

2

Aguirre

ORB 545

Dynamics of Bone

1

2

Dziak

ORB 522

Scientific Writing

1

1

Dziak

OS 518

Statistics (Lec & Lab)

1

3

Davis

OS 506

Biomaterials

1

1

Meyers

OS 512

Research Design

1

2

McCall

OS504/

ORB 510

Saliva & Oral Biotome

1or 2

4

Romano

OS 510

Research in Oral Sciences

1

1

Dziak

CLD 555

Anatomy

1 or 2

1

Severin

CLD 946

Clinical Implant Dentistry

1

2

Andreana

CLD 950

SEM Interdis PT Care

1,2,3

0.5

Ilaf

CLD 947

Seminars in Implant Dentistry

2,3

2

Andrean

PER 907

Sedation

1,2,3

3-24

Maddi

OS 520

Advanced Statistics

2 or 3

1

Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required Curriculum-Spring

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

AM   

 

 

 

 

 

7:00

 

 

 

RDN 905

 

8:00

RDN 900

 

OS 502

 

RDN 931/932

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00

OS 504/ORB 510

RDN 950

 

RDN 950

RDN 950

10:00

RDN 950

 

OS 518

 

 

11:00

 

 

 

 

 

12:00

CLD 950

 

ORB 522

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PM

 

 

 

 

 

1:00

OS 506

RDN 950

OS 518 or at 2-2:50

RDN 950

RDN 937

2:00

OS 518

 

OS 504/ORB 510

 

 

3:00

 

 

 

 

 

4:00

OS 510

 

 

 

 

5:00

CLD 946

PER 914

 

 

 

6:00

CLD 947

 

 

 

 

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