Bench Test Prep Course for International Dentists

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The University at Buffalo offers a Bench Test preparatory course 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.

You can expect a full day on Amalgams, lecture and practice; a full day on Composites, lecture and practice; a full day on Crowns, lecture and practice; a full day of Mock Testing and 1 extra day of practice on everything. Detailed daily schedule TBA.

July 11-15, 2022

University at Buffalo

School of Dental Medicine

Please call the CDE Office at (716) 829-2320 to hold your spot for registration.

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

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Workshop Content

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.

Indirect Restorative Dentistry (Fixed)

  • Anterior Tooth Preparation for for Metal-ceramic Crown (PFM)

Infection Control

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

Direct Restorative Dentistry (Operative)

Posterior tooth preparation

  • 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.

Please call the CDE Office at (716) 829-2320 to hold your spot for registration.

Eligibility

  • Graduate of an international dental schools with satisfactorily completion of an academic program of study of not less than four years, culminating in a degree, diploma, or certificate in dentistry
  • Registrants may be foreign national, US citizen or Permanent Resident
  • * Applicants whose native language is not English need a min. TOEFL score of 79

Tuition

Tuition $3995

Includes:

* All dental instruments and materials

* Use of virtual reality simulation units

* Mock bench test and an individualized report of results

* Daily breakfast & lunch

* Certificate of completion

Special cancellation policy: Refunds will be granted, less a $500 cancellation fee, if cancellation is received in writing no later than March 1, 2022 at 4 p.m. No refund of any fees will be made after this date.

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

Mon 8am-4pm, Tue-Wed 8:30am-4pm, Thur 8am-7pm, Fri 8:30am-3pm

(subject to change)

Tutoring 5-7:30pm M-W

Mock Test: One full day

Practice: One full day

Questions

Renee Woolford

Continuing Dental Education Assistant

Continuing Dental Education

Phone: (716) 829-2320; Fax: (716) 829-2484

Email: reneewoo@buffalo.edu