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Prosthodontics Implant Fellowship Handbook


Advanced Education -- Prosthodontics Implant Fellowship

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.

Requirements for Admission
-- Successful completion of an ADA-accredited postgraduate program in prosthodontics.
-- Documented clinical experience in implant dentistry.
-- 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 selections.

Program Length
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 expertise.

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 available.

Application Deadline
October 15; interviews begin mid-November.

Application Materials Required
1.      Curriculum vitae
2.     A digital photograph
3.     Proof of successful completion of an ADA accredited postgraduate program in Prosthodontics or enrollment in the last year of such as a prosthodontic residency
4.     Proof of U.S. citizenship or  U.S. permanent resident status or an “OPT” (optional program training)
 5.     An essay describing applicant's aspirations and interest in Implantology

Submit materials via email to Dr. Joaquin Berron, fellowship coordinator, jberro@lsuhsc.edu.

View Prosthodontics Implant Fellowship handbook.

Dr. Joaquin Berron
Coordinator, Implant Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics
LSUHSC School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119 

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