Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics

 

 


 

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    Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics

    Program Director: Aaron G. Segal, DDS, FACP

    The 36-month post-doctoral level program in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics provides the candidate with clinical proficiency and comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with missing/damaged teeth and orofacial defects by using biocompatible artificial substitutes. The curriculum includes didactic and clinical instruction in complete dentures, removable partial dentures, fixed prosthodontics, implant dentistry (including implant surgery), geriatrics, temporomandibular disorders and maxillofacial prosthodontics. The didactic background and the clinical and laboratory skills of these areas of prosthodontics are stressed.

    Emphasis is placed on the periodontal integrity of the patient and the supportive therapy of all other disciplines in achieving total patient care. This integration is achieved through interdisciplinary seminars with the other specialties and through coordinated treatment planning.

    Additionally, all residents are expected to perform a clinical or scientific research project culminating in presentation of their project at a national meeting and/or publication of the project.  It is important for a well-rounded prosthodontic resident to experience all aspects of the specialty including research and teaching as well as the aforementioned clinical and laboratory skills.

    The intensive and systematized library reading assignments and literature review seminars are an important aspect of the curriculum. They are designed to acquaint the resident with the principal facets of the prosthodontic specialty, evidence-based health care and methods of critically reviewing the dental literature.

    All residents are encouraged to plan on pursuing eventual certification by the American Board of Prosthodontists.  To this end, the residents will be required to take Section A of the board exam and present at least two patient treatments that would satisfy the requirements of two parts of Section B of the board exam.

    This program follows the guidelines established by the ADA for advanced educational programs in prosthodontics and the multidisciplinary scope of the specialty certificate examination of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

    YEAR I CURRICULUM
    ·         Advanced Prosthodontic Laboratory Techniques
    ·         Clinical Prosthodontics
    ·         Complete Denture Prosthodontics
    ·         Core PG Course: Biomedical Sciences
    ·         Dental Materials Science
    ·         Diagnosis & Management of Oro-Facial Pain & Sleep Disorders
    ·         Fixed Partial Denture Prosthodontics
    ·         Geriatrics
    ·         Introduction to Implant Dentistry
    ·         Occlusion, Dental Morphology & Articulators
    ·         Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review And Treatment Planning Seminar
    ·         Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine
    ·         Patient Presentation Seminar
    ·         Periodontal / Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminars
    ·         Prosthodontic Laboratory Techniques
    ·         Prosthodontic Literature Review
    ·         Removable Partial Prosthodontics
    ·         Research Methodology
    ·         Statistics & Data Analysis

    YEAR II CURRICULUM
    ·         Advanced Imaging Techniques
    ·         Advanced Implant Dentistry
    ·         Advanced Occlusal Concepts
    ·         Clinical Prosthodontics
    ·         Geriatrics
    ·         Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
    ·         New Dentist Issues & Ethics
    ·         Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review And Treatment Planning Seminar
    ·         Patient Presentation Seminar
    ·         Periodontal/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminars
    ·         Practice Preclinical Teaching
    ·         Pre-Clinic Teaching
    ·         Prosthodontic Board Preparation
    ·         Prosthodontic Literature Review
    ·         Research
    ·         Sedation & Emergency Medicine

    YEAR III CURRICULUM
    ·         Clinical Prosthodontics
    ·         Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review And Treatment Planning Seminar
    ·         Periodontal / Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminars
    ·         Pre-Doctoral Clinic
    ·         Prosthodontic Literature Review
    ·         Prosthodontic Case Presentation
    ·         Practice Prosthodontic Clinical Teaching
    ·         Research

    Those wishing to apply to the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics are requested to do so through the ADEA/PASS portal.

    THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2015 CYCLE IS AUGUST 15, 2014. IN ADDITION, ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS DIRECTLY TO THE PROGRAM:

    • DAT SCORES (COPY IS SUFFICIENT)
    • 3 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (2 MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA ADEA/PASS AND 1 MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE PROGRAM)
    • CV/RESUME
    • 2” X 2” PHOTO

     

    PLEASE SEND THESE MATERIALS TO:

    MS. ELIZABETH SCHROEDER
    STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
    SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE
    DEPARTMENT OF PROSTHODONTICS & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
    ATTN: ADVANCED SPECIALTY EDUCATION PROGRAM IN PROSTHODONTICS
    1105 WESTCHESTER HALL
    STONY BROOK, NY 11794-8712