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Welcome to the LSUHSC School of Dentistry
Advanced Education and Residency Programs

Paul C. Armbruster, MS, DDS
Director, Office of Advanced Education
Head, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Director, Advanced Education in Orthodontics

LSUHSC School of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Box 230
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Phone: 504-941-8245
Email:  parmbr@lsuhsc.edu

Advanced education programs for specialty training in endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics meet the accreditation requirements of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and the eligibility requirements of the respective specialty boards. Candidates seeking admission to these programs must hold a DDS or DMD degree or the foreign equivalent, and students who complete the requirements of the program are awarded a certificate of proficiency.


Postgraduate students enrolled in the advanced education specialty programs of endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics will be enrolled in the Master of Science in Dentistry program. The goal of the program is to develop well-trained clinicians capable of providing biologic, scientific and knowledge-based patient care. The program will develop potential faculty members with a comprehensive background of clinical experience, basic science knowledge, and an understanding of research methodology. The School of Dentistry considers a research experience to be an important component in the preparation for a specialist career.

Program Basic Structure:
I. Total Credit Hours 36
1) 9 credit hours- for research (6) and research manuscript (3)

2) 12 credit hours selected from the following interdisciplinary courses:
a) DENT 5510- Advanced Topics in Oral Biology and Dentistry 5 to 12 credit hours
1) Immunology
2) Research Methology*
3) Statistical Methods*
4) Pulpal and Periodontal Biology
5) Oral Medicine
6) Oral Biology
7) Oral Pathology Diagnosis
8) Advanced Radiology
9) Dental Materials
b) DENT 5511-Comprehensive Pain Management 2 credit hours
c) ANAT 5407-Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy 3 credit hours
d) GDENT 5504-Pain Control and Sedation 2 credit hours
e) DENT 5512-Interdisciplinary Special Topics in Dentistry 2 credit hours

3) 15 credit hours from seminar courses of the Advanced Education programs.
Examples of courses:
ENDO 5103-Topical Literature Review
ENDO 5105-Journal Club
ENDO 5104-Clinical Seminar
ORTHO 5201- Orthodontic Seminar
ORTHO 5207-Orthodontic Theory and Diagnosis
ORTHO 5217-Case Analysis
PEDO 5310-Minor Tooth Movement
PEDO 5304-Case Analysis and Treatment Planning
PEDO 5308-Advanced Pediatric Dentistry Seminar
PERIO 5408-Literature Review Seminar
PERIO 5413-Case Presentation
PERIO-5411-Journal Club
PROST 5502-Prosthodontics Literature Review
PROST 5503- Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar
PROST 5514-Principles of Prosthodontics

II. Student must complete an approved publishable manuscript based on original research.

Each respective program director, chair of the department, or their designee will provide final approval for the project to be undertaken by each resident. The Research Methodology course is designed to help residents justify the project's need, develop the experimental design, and recommend the appropriate statistics to be used for data interpretation. Upon completion of the project, final approval as a publishable manuscript will be maintained by the respective program director, chair of the department, or their designee.

III. Student must complete requirements of the specialty certificate program.

Program Length: 24 to 36 months

The School of Dentistry Office of Advanced Education provides administrative support for the program. The School of Dentistry Committee on Advanced Education provides academic oversight of the program.

Residency and advanced education programs in general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery also meet the accreditation requirements of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The residency program in oral and maxillofacial surgery satisfies the requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Students enrolled in advanced education programs are bound by the same rules and regulations that apply to other students of the School of Dentistry, and they may be found elsewhere on this web site.


For the Advanced Dental Education programs, students must maintain a "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) overall Grade Point Average (GPA) at the end of each grading period (semester, trimester, etc.) during the program. An average below 3.0 places the student on academic probation. In most cases academic probation must be removed within one semester in order for the student to continue in the program. However, extenuating circumstances may allow an additional semester for removal of probation. If the overall GPA is not brought up to an overall "B" (3.0) average by that time, the student will be dismissed for academic reasons.

Inquiries should be directed to the director of advanced education.

Advanced Education and Residency Programs:

Endodontics Pediatric Dentistry
General Practice Residency Periodontics
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Prosthodontics


Fellowship Programs:

Periodontics Implant Periodontics Externship


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