Length of Program: 3 years
Number of Positions: 2 for graduates of CODA-accredited dental schools
Financial Arrangement: UC Salary Breakdown
Program Director: Dr. Kumar Shah
Our Advanced Prosthodontics residency program at UCLA is an internationally renowned, CODA accredited postgraduate certificate program that prepares future leaders in prosthodontics patient care, research, and teaching. The curriculum provides a scientifically-based rationale for diagnostic, treatment planning, and patient care decisions. As residents become acquainted with the philosophies and principles of prosthodontic treatment with fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial prosthodontics, the fundamental rationale of clinical and laboratory techniques, CAD/CAM, biomechanics, dental material selection, and tissue management are emphasized.
Besides replacing oral structures and tissues, one of the program’s primary goals is to teach residents the importance of preserving the supporting structures through coordinated effort with other dental specialties. We also strive to teach positive patient management skills for these often demanding, long-term cases.