What Schools Offer Specialized Dental Programs?

For dentists who want to concentrate in a specific area of dental care, a specialized dental program or residency may be a necessary step. Read on to find out about some schools that offer programs in such specializations. Schools offering Dental Assisting degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

An Overview of Specialized Dental Programs

Many dental school graduates decide to specialize in certain areas of care. Such specialization generally requires residency programs of at least two years. Within the field of dental care, there are many areas of specialization. Below are a few of the schools offering specialized dental or residency programs.

Important Information About Dentists

Median Salary (May 2014) $154,640 (for 'dentists')
Job Outlook (2014 - 2024) 18% (for 'dentists')
Entry-level Education Doctoral or professional degree
Work Environment Some dentists are business owners who work alone or with a small staff

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ohio State University - Endodontics

Ohio State University's College of Dentistry offers a specialized program in endodontics. The program lasts approximately 27 months and is designed to prepare dentists to practice as certified endodontists. More than half of the time in the program is spent on clinical training. Emphasis is placed on emergency dental care and accepted endodontic surgical techniques. This program prepares students to be certified by the American Board of Endodontics.

University of Pennsylvania - Pediatric Dentistry

The School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers a 2-year residency in pediatric dentistry. Students train at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and gain extensive experience treating both healthy and special-needs children. Residents also receive encouragement to pursue their own research interests and to become involved in the local community. Only four residents are accepted into the program each year.

University of Washington - Prosthodontics

The University of Washington's School of Dentistry offers a 3-year graduate program in prosthodontics. The program prepares students for certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics. It could also lead to a Master of Science in Dentistry. Prosthodontists specialize in restorative and reconstructive dentistry. The program emphasizes the importance of long-term supportive therapy of patients.

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