Length of Program: 2 years

Number of Positions: 8

Program Director: Dr. Yair Whiteman

The Advanced Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry is a full-time two-year clinical and didactic program for dentists and is designed to offer comprehensive training in all aspects of esthetic and contemporary restorative dentistry. In addition to extensive pre-clinical work-shop, laboratory and clinical experience, the program includes didactic presentations, review of esthetic and related literature with the goal of providing dentists with a scientifically-based rationale for all diagnostic, treatment planning and patient care decisions. Which include direct and indirect minimally invasive techniques, implant planning and restoration, advanced occlusion, contemporary dental materials restorative procedures, as well as patient management and communication.

Clinical experience includes direct and indirect minimally invasive techniques and applications, esthetic rehabilitation, implants planning and restoration, integrative dental digital technology (CAD/CAM), advanced occlusion, dental photography, digital smile design and more.

The mission for the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry is to educate and instill values for uncompromising patient care and innovation in advanced education for dentists who aspire to excel in cutting-edge, esthetic and restorative dental care.

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A certificate of attendance is awarded upon successful completion of the program. This certificate is not the same as the postgraduate program certificate awarded to full-time international postgraduates in specialty training as a qualification for recognition by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Some states in the U.S. allow 2-year graduates the opportunity for licensure. Please contact the individual states for specific requirements.

Selection Process & Factors

The admissions committee considers the following criteria in its decisions:

  • Academic achievement

  • Professional goals

Accepted candidates will be notified in March by email. A letter of acceptance signed by the Program Director and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will be issued upon acceptance. The Acceptance Packets will also be emailed to the accepted candidate. 

Program Fees

Fees: $43,800 per year (subject to change)  

Please note: Program fees do not include CED Dental kit, D-SLR Dental camera kit and MacBook computer.

Certificate Fee: One-time payment of $200 (non-refundable)

Program Fee Schedule  
Initial payment due April 5, 50% of annual program fee
100% refund 10 weeks before July 1
50% refund 5 weeks before July 1
None less than 5 weeks before July 1
Second payment due  Dec 15, 50% of annual program fee
100% refund before the start of Winter quarter
50% refund within first 5 weeks of Winter quarter
None after 5 weeks into Winter quarter
Third payment due June 15 of following year, 50% of annual program fee
100% refund 10 weeks before July 1
50% refund 5 weeks before July 1
None less than 5 weeks before July 1
Fourth payment due Dec 15 of following year, 50% of annual program fee
100% refund before the start of Winter quarter
50% refund within first 5 weeks of Winter quarter
None after 5 weeks into Winter quarter

 

Contact Us

Postgraduate Programs Officer
Phone: (310) 825-7478 
postdds@dentistry.ucla.edu