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Department of Prosthodontics

Karen Bruggers, DDS, MS
Department of Prosthodontics
Assistant Professor

LSUHSC School of Dentistry
Department of Prosthodontics
Box 33
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Phone:  504-941-8283
Email:  kbrugg@lsuhsc.edu

The Prosthodontics Department is responsible for teaching undergraduate students and postgraduate students in several areas:  Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Prosthodontics, Dental Laboratory Technology, Occlusion and TMJ Dysfunction, Dental Implants, Dental Ceramics, Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. The Department offers 40 courses in the preclinical laboratory, the Simulation Laboratory, and in the clinic. To that effect, it is staffed with 14 full-time and 15 part-time faculty with a wide range of expertise. The department is also involved in several areas of research including dental materials (such as adhesives, ceramics and impression materials), dental implants, occlusion, and computerized dentistry.

The field of Prosthodontics involves the restoration of morphology, function and esthetics. The Prosthodontics Department interacts on a daily basis with the other disciplines taught at LSU School of Dentistry towards the achievement of that goal. In their first two years the undergraduate students are taught the basics of Prosthodontics in preclinical laboratory courses and during the next two years they learn the clinical aspects of dental restorations. To that effect, they learn to integrate the concepts taught in the other departments for proper diagnosis sequencing and decision making when treating patients towards the final restoration. At the postgraduate level, the Prosthodontics residents learn advanced patient treatment including TMJ dysfunction, implants and esthetics through a team effort with the Endodontics, Periodontics, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents in various areas including the TMJ Clinic, the Implant Clinic, and the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans.

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