Prosthodontics Certificate

This program is designed to help students achieve clinical excellence in prosthodontics, especially in the field of digital dental technology. Here, students will receive excellent faculty and staff support, with access to state-of-the-art technology including digital scanners, design software and an in-house milling center.

FALL 2025 ENROLLMENT  |  Applications accepted May 8 - August 15, 2024

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Program Director:
Hyeongil Kim, DDS

Department of Restorative Dentistry, 222C Squire Hall

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About the Program

This program leads to a certificate of advanced study in Prosthodontics 

The opportunity exists for dual-enrollment in the Oral Sciences, MS program, Biomaterials, MS program, or Oral Biology PhD program.  Candidates must apply to each program separately by posted deadlines. Acceptance into each program is a separate process.

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 program takes a minimum of three years to complete, depending on which program is chosen. 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 the Erie County Medical Center
  • Understanding and clinical experience in occlusion, temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain and geriatrics
  • The design, methodology and analysis of research
  • Training in teaching

Approximately 60 percent of the time is devoted to patient and laboratory services.

The program in prosthodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accredited without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is

Length of Study
The program length is 36 months of full-time attendance beginning July 1st, the first year. Combined programs may entail a longer period of matriculation depending on the chosen graduate program. Students concurrent enrolled in a Master's program typically complete both programs within three years. Students opting for a PhD program typically complete both programs within five to seven years.

Acceptance into any research program is a separate process. Program options include: