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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 each year. The program is designed to encompass the main areas of prosthodontics, namely, fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial prosthodontics, and TMD. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a certificate in prosthodontics 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, and (6) other courses selected by the student. 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.  All applications should be received by August 15.

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:

  • Submit Application Processing fee ($50) to LSUHSC School of Dentistry

  • Submit pre-dental transcripts to LSUHSC School of Dentistry

  • Submit 2x2 photograph to LSUHSC School of Dentistry

  • Submit supplemental essay explaining motivation for prosthodontics and expected goals (handwritten) to LSUHSC School of Dentistry

  • Submit TOEFL scores to LSUHSC School of Dentistry (if English is not your first language)

  • Submit documentation of successful completion of National Dental Board Exam (NBDE) Part 1. Successful completion of NBDE Part 2 is encouraged to enter the program.

  • Be available for a personal interview (LSUHSC School of Dentistry)

  • Additional documents beyond PASS requirements should be mailed in a single envelope to:

    Department of Advanced Education
    LSUHSC School of Dentistry
    1100 Florida Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    c/o Delores Bradford

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
NBDE Documentation of successful completion of Part 1 required for application. Documentation of successful completion of Part 2 encouraged to enter the program.
Fees Yes
International Students Accepted Yes - need TOEFL Scores
PASS Application Deadline August 15
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"x2" photograph, and essay concerning motivation for Prosthodontics and expected goals (handwritten), GRE scores (optional), TOEFL, and CV should be sent  directly to the LSUSD Office of Advanced Education. Copies sent to LSUSD can be used  for interviews, but if accepted into the program, the program will require you to provide the official documents.

LSU Processing Fee $50, check or money order payable to LSUHSC School of Dentistry  

Contact the LSUHSC School of  Dentistry
Office of Advanced Education
Sandra Andrieu, PhD
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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