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Bench Test Preparatory Course for International Dentists

July 24 - 27, 2017

University at Buffalo

School of Dental Medicine

*** This course is not a prerequisite nor does it guarantee admission to any dental school.

About the Course

  • The University at Buffalo offers a preparatory course in restorative dentistry for international dentists. This course is optimal for those who may need better preparation in fixed and removable prosthodontics, operative dentistry, and treatment planning for the testing required by most U.S. dental schools as part of their admissions process.
  • The course features didactic and hands-on sessions under the guidance of School of Dental Medicine Faculty. Participants will be trained in the state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Simulation Laboratory at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine.

Workshop Content

Fixed Prosthodontics

  • Anterior Tooth Preparation for  
    • All ceramic and 
    • Metal ceramic crown
  • Posterior tooth preparation for metal crown
  • Fabrication of a temporary restoration

Operative Dentistry

Posterior tooth preparation for:

  • Class II amalgam restoration
  • Class II composite restoration

Restorations of amalgam and composite preparations using various forms of matrix bands with emphasis on the use of sectional matrix.

Removable Prosthodontics

  • Introduction to the use of surveyor
  • Classification of RPD
  • Designing removable partial denture

Treatment planning with the emphasis on various dental disciplines.

Infection Control

Management of typodont in the simulation clinic with SDM infection control guidelines.

Important Note:

This course is not a prerequisite nor does it guarantee admission to any dental school.



University at Buffalo

Office of Continuing Education

Phone: (716) 829-2320

Fax: (716) 829-2484