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Advanced Prosthodontic Residency Program


The Advanced Prosthodontic Program is not a participant in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program at this time.

Application to the Advanced Prosthodontic Program is managed by the PASS centralized application service. All inquiries about your application should be made to that office as well.  The PASS deadline is September 2.

The application deadline for any additional materials required by the program is October 1 for the entering class that will begin studies July 1 of the following year. Due to the time limitations the PASS has set up, we feel this deadline is necessary so that all applicants can be considered equally. Only applicants with completed applications received by October 1 of the year prior to beginning will be evaluated and considered for acceptance.


Following the application deadline of August1st, all completed applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for the program. Selected applicants will receive notification in early-October to appear for an interview. Following the interviews, selections will be made for the three resident positions available.

Any applicant who wishes to visit the program is encouraged to do so. However, please be aware that such a visit will not be considered an interview. Please direct any questions about the program to the Director.


The Ohio State University's College of Dentistry offers a comprehensive program in Advanced Prosthodontics and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The goal of the program is to assist motivated students in attaining excellence in clinical prosthodontics, prepare for careers in private practice, teaching and/or research, and become eligible for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics.

The clinical component of the program includes all phases of prosthodontics:
1. fixed prosthodontics
2. implant prosthodontics
3. complete denture prosthodontics
4. maxillofacial prosthetics
5. removable partial prosthodontics

Didactic courses presented include:
1. dental ceramics
2. dental materials
3. fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial prosthodontics
4. head and neck anatomy
5. interdisciplinary relationships with residents in other specialties
6. occlusion and TMD
7. oral pathology
8. research design and statistics
9. implant surgery

Didactic courses are presented by means of lecture, seminar, literature review, demonstration and laboratory.

The 36 month program leads to a certificate of training in the specialty and also a Masters of Science degree. Research leading to a thesis or a manuscript suitable for publication is required for the Master's degree. Specific research time is made available to the resident to assist in the completion of the thesis research project. The opportunity also exists to continue studies toward a Ph.D. degree in Oral Biology with specialization in biomaterials science, neuroscience or immunology/ microbiology.

Though there is some rigidity to the program, a sincere effort will be made to tailor the program to the individual's areas of interest, depending on background, experience level, and educational goals. While not mandatory, we suggest that the applicant have dental experience beyond dental school, i.e. private practice, member of the Armed Forces, Public Health Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, general practice residency, or a teaching experience in prosthodontics. This experience often makes the advancement to the graduate level a more meaningful transition.  International applicants may apply and National Board scores are helpful for these applicants.


At this time, The Ohio State University has tuition set at $44,269 a year for foreign students; non-Ohio residents at $44,269 (possible to get the in state rate after one year); and Ohio residents at $18,301 a year. The teaching commitment is currently one/half to one day per week depending on the resident year. Residents are paid $15,000 per year for teaching, which is applied to tuition reduction.


Residents must provide certain laboratory and clinical instrumentation. Specific items such as an intra-oral camera, one semi-adjustable articulator and certain instruments will be designated. A computer is highly recommended. Approximate cost will vary, but will range from $3000 to $6000. Additionally, attendance at some national meetings is desirable. Travel and per diem costs are the responsibility of the resident. However, travel to the Annual American Association for Dental Research meeting to present project research findings is typically paid by the College of Dentistry.

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