Advanced Education --
The Implant Fellowship
program in the LSUSD Department of
Prosthodontics is a 12- month program, designed
to provide the didactic instruction and clinical
experience necessary for a candidate to receive
a Certificate in Implants and Aesthetic
Dentistry. Fellows receive intensive training in
the prosthetic and surgical approaches to
implant dentistry, with special interest in
esthetics, fixed partial dentures, removable
partial dentures, as well as clinical and
didactic training in maxillofacial prosthetics.
Successful completion of an ADA-accredited
postgraduate program in prosthodontics.
-- Documented clinical experience in implant
-- Must be either a U.S. citizen or U.S.
permanent resident (possess a green card) or
have the legal right to work in the U.S. with an
“OPT” permit (optional program training)
Criteria for Selection
Complete applications are reviewed by the
faculty of the prosthodontics department. After
preliminary selections are completed, selected
candidates are called for interviews. Personal
interviews and any accomplishments of the
applicants, such as previous research
experience, are considered in making the final
The 12-month program begins on July 1st each year.
Implant fellows will be under the
supervision of the director of the Implant
Fellowship program. Full- and part-time
prosthodontic faculty members will participate in the
didactic and clinical portions of the program.
The implant fellowship director will report
progress and outcomes assessments of the program
to the chairman of the prosthodontics
department. Other departments may provide
instructional support in their areas of
Students enrolled in the implant fellowship
receive a stipend of $45,000. This stipend may
change as support from private implant companies
varies. Medical and life insurance are also
October 15; interviews begin mid-November.
A digital photograph
Proof of successful completion of an ADA
accredited postgraduate program in
Prosthodontics or enrollment in the last year of
such as a prosthodontic residency
Proof of U.S. citizenship or U.S.
permanent resident status or an “OPT” (optional
An essay describing applicant's
aspirations and interest in Implantology
Submit materials via email
to Dr. Joaquin Berron, fellowship coordinator,
Prosthodontics Implant Fellowship handbook.
Dr. Joaquin Berron
Coordinator, Implant Fellowship Program
Department of Prosthodontics
LSUHSC School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119