The Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics is a full-time 36-month residency program in July each year. It is a multifaceted program that takes full advantage of the academic and clinical resources available in the University setting and is accredited by the American Dental Association's (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program is designed to meet requirements for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. The option of pursuing a MS or PhD degree in Oral and Craniofacial Science is also available to qualified residents.
Didactic instruction is presented through lectures, seminars, demonstrations and conferences. This instruction promotes a biologic understanding of oral disease processes and provides the resident with a strong basis for decision making.
The clinical experience occupies approximately 60% of the program. Clinical training involves both fixed and removable prosthodontics, with exposure to implant dentistry and maxillofacial prosthodontics. Patient care activities are supplemented by observation, seminars and case presentation. Contact with and training in the full breadth of prosthodontic problems and contemporary treatment modalities is the goal for the clinical segment of the curriculum.
The program offers significant exposure to diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex restorative needs. A strength of the program is its close interaction with the other postgraduate dental specialty programs on the campus. Integrated treatment with the orthodontic, pediatric dental, and oral and maxillofacial surgery programs enhances the clinical exposure.
For additional information on the goals and content of the program, contact the program director.
Program Director: Frederick Finzen, DDS
707 Parnassus Avenue, D-3246
San Francisco, CA 94143-0758
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