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Advanced Education - Prosthodontics

The program in Prosthodontics is a thirty-six month course of study, commencing on July 1st of each year. Registration activities begin around June 20th of each year. The program is designed to encompass the main areas of prosthodontics, namely, fixed, removable, implant, maxillofacial prosthodontics, and TMD. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a certificate in prosthodontics and a Masters of Science Degree in Dentistry and will be eligible to take the American Board of Prosthodontics Certifying Examination. The thirty-six month course of study includes the following:  (1) seminars in clinically oriented basic science courses, (2) instruction in advanced clinical procedures, (3) clinical science courses, which include occlusion, oral medicine, oral pathology, prosthetics, orofacial pain, and other multidisciplinary courses, (4) research project (required) in the basic sciences or clinical areas, (5) selective courses to prepare for a career in academic dentistry. Up to three applicants are selected each year; candidates should possess competitive academic credentials and have demonstrated an interest and knowledge in prosthodontics and superior hand skills. Additional experience beyond dental school and submission of the results of the Graduate Record Examination strengthen the applicant's credentials. A personal site visit is required for the benefit of the applicant and the faculty. Applications from graduates of non-ADA accredited dental schools may be considered. Successful completion of NBDE parts I and II or INBDE are necessary for application. All applications must be received by August 1.

Program goals

  • Develop skilled clinicians
  • Prepare graduates to successfully challenge the Certifying Examination in Prosthodontics, administered by the American Board of Prosthodontics
  • Prepare residents for their role as educators through exposure to teaching and presentation techniques
  • Train graduates to evaluate the literature
  • Prepare residents to formulate and conduct a research project

How to apply

  • Complete PASS Application (see ADEA PASS website)
  • Additional documentation to be submitted to LSUHSC School of Dentistry in single envelope, Address below

Interview Process

A select number of the best qualified candidates will be chosen, based upon LSU Prosthodontic Faculty evaluation of PASS application and additional materials submitted. These few applicants will be invited for a personal interview which will consist of a two-day visit to the LSUSD campus in New Orleans. Applicants will meet individually with prosthodontic faculty members for one-hour interviews. A hand skills demonstration is also conducted. A tour of the facilities and a meeting with current residents is included. The entire PASS application packet, personal interviews, knowledge, hand skills, motivation, personality, and ability to communicate will be considered by the faculty to determine which applicants will be extended an invitation to the program. The LSUHSC School of Dentistry Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Curriculum and Credit Hours

Key Information

Program Director Dr. Laurie Moeller, lmoell@lsuhsc.edu
Length of Program 3 years
Matching Participant Yes
PASS Participant Yes
Certificate Awarded Yes
Degree Awarded Master of Science in Dentistry
INBDE Documentation of successful completion of Part 1 required for application. Documentation of successful completion of Part 2 encouraged to enter the program, or INDBE.
Fees Yes
International Students Accepted Yes - need TOEFL Scores
PASS Application Deadline August 1
Program Start Date July 1
Program End Date June 30
Application Materials Required PASS applications only: http://programpages.passweb.org/search
Additional Application Materials to be Sent to LSUSD LSU processing fee, 2" x 2" photograph, can be uploaded to PASS
LSU Processing Fee $50 (non-refundable), paid on Pre-Admission Payment Portal
Mail to:  Attn:
Office of Advanced Education
LSUHSC School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

Contact the LSUHSC School of Dentistry Office of Advanced Education

Faye Mascarenhas, BDS, MS, FACP
Director, Office of Advanced Education
c/o Delores Bradford, Administrative Assistant
LSUHSC School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
tel. 504-941-8113; fax 504-941-8180
E-mail:  ds-AdvancedEducation@lsuhsc.edu


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