Graduate Certificate in Prosthodontics
Participate in the rapid rise of digital dentistry while learning to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and manage the appearance, comfort, function and health of patients with deficient or missing teeth and/or oral tissues with the Prosthodontics Graduate Certificate in the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. The 34-month postdoctoral advanced clinical program prepares students to receive clinical instruction, undergo individual research and gain real-world experience with treating a diverse patient population. Residents in the program also acquire the intensive training needed to fulfill the requirements of the American Board of Prosthodontics and succeed as a professional prosthodontics specialist.
Breakthroughs in technology and advancements in bioactive and regenerative materials have pushed the limits of dental science and created a new world of opportunity in the field of dentistry. While these advances affect all aspects of dentistry, prosthodontics is particularly impacted by these changes as the specialty involves the design and manufacture of replacements for teeth. Temple’s Prosthodontics program provides residents with the facilities, support and tools necessary to respond to and create more of these advancements—including being the only clinic provider of maxillofacial prosthetic services at the university and in the surrounding area.
Through the Prosthodontics Graduate Certificate program’s blended curriculum of didactic and clinical courses, residents gain the skills and training required to become professional prosthodontists, including advanced expertise in biomaterials, implant dentistry and maxillofacial prosthetics. The postdoctoral program prepares residents to work with patients who require advanced prosthodontic care beyond the scope of general dentistry, as well as re-treat failed cases from the predoctoral clinic—allowing residents to gain experience in managing treatment of patients whose previous treatment was not successful.
The Prosthodontics Graduate Certificate program admits four residents a year and requires three consecutive years of study to complete. Residents enrolled in the postdoctoral program will also complete all requirements to subsequently earn the Master of Science degree in Oral Health Sciences offered by the Kornberg School of Dentistry.