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Graduate Prosthodontics

Restorative Sciences

Information for Prospective Applicants

Purpose and Program Description

Proshodontics imageThe purpose of the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry Prosthodontic residency program is to provide progressive clinical, laboratory and didactic training, closely supervised, at the post-graduate level in fixed, removable, maxillofacial and implant prosthodontics.  The interrelation of other medical/dental clinical specialties is also emphasized. 

The program integrates all facets of the biomedical sciences with a comprehensive clinical experience culminating in the award of a certificate in prosthodontics. The program emphasizes the diagnostic process, and current approaches to instrumentation and occlusion are stressed. Opportunities for implant placement and restoration of many implant systems also exist. A Master of Science in Dentistry may also be concurrently pursued, and Ph.D. opportunities are also available in many areas of study.
Our program is three years in length and is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation. Successful completion leads to specialty certification and also qualifies the graduate for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. The flexibility of the program permits the postdoctoral student to progress optimally, developing and building upon his or her background. Thus, within the requirements of the program, the schedule for each student is developed individually to fulfill needs and objectives. The program goals and objectives are to:

  1. Produce a graduate who is competent/proficient in all aspects of clinical/laboratory prosthodontics and has the didactical knowledge on which to base treatment.
  2. Produce a graduate who will have the foundation for scientific inquiry, critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Prepare the graduate for successful certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics.
  4. Prepare and motivate the graduate for a lifetime of scholarly pursuit and active involvement in the specialty and profession.
  5. Provide a program environment that is patient centered, serves the students, faculty and staff, and contributes to the advancement of knowledge.

Program Requirements

Criteria of resident selection includes: academic record, research and publication records, extracurricular achievement, honors and awards, class standing, professional experience and additional training, references, and the personal  interview. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and TOEFL scores are required for all international applicants, and National Board scores for US trained applicants. All students are enrolled in the Masters/Certificate program. As a matter of policy, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry accepts individuals into its postdoctoral programs solely on the basis of merit and does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, handicap, national origin, gender or age.

Application to the program is always very competitive and forms are available from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. Applications can also be made through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) of the American Dental Education Association (pass@adea.org). There is no Post Doctoral Matching Program for prosthodontics. A complete application, received by the program deadline, is required for consideration.

Recruiting Schedule

The application deadline is 1 August for the class starting in June of the following year. All applicants must be prepared to appear for a group personal interview in Dallas during September. This occasion has a twofold purpose; faculty members in the program have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the applicant and applicants have the opportunity to become acquainted with various facets of the program to which they are applying. Phone interviews are not acceptable.

Infection Control Policy

The infection and disease control policies of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry are in compliance with the American Dental Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Texas State Regulations. For the protection of all our patients, students, and faculty we adhere to infection control procedures know as universal precautions. All dental instruments used for patient care, including handpieces, are heat sterilized after each use.

Helpful Links 

            BCD Research and Graduate Studies
            ADEA Post Doctoral Application Support Service (PASS)
            Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
            Test of English as a  Foreign Language (TOEFL)
            Graduate Prosthodontic Program Manual (1M PDF)
            Graduate Prosthodontic Program Manual (10M DOC)

            Program Director Biosketch

For Additional Information

Our faculty and staff wish you the best as you contemplate your future in Prosthodontics, and we look forward to your completed application! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require additional information.
William W. Nagy, DDS
Professor and Director
Graduate Prosthodontics, Room 325
Texas A&M University
Baylor College of Dentistry
Phone 214.828.8298
FAX 214.874.4544

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U.S. Department of Education regulations (Federal Register [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], October 2010) require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).

This data must include the name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, graduation rate, tuition and fees, book and supply costs, job placement rate and median loan debt for each program. The data pertaining to the Graduate Prosthodontics program may be reviewed at: http://www.tamhsc.edu/education/finaid/forms1/prosthodontics.html