The Observation Program in Prosthodontics for Foreign-trained Dentists is considered a "continuing education" course and a tuition fee is required to attend. Observers do not receive graduate school credit but will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the program.
The observation program follows the exact schedule of the advanced prosthodontics residency program, and observers can attend classes/seminars that residents attend.
Length of Program
The advanced prosthodontics observation program is a fixed-duration program of three, six, nine, or twelve months; three months is the shortest period for which a dentist may apply and twelve months is the longest.
Benefits to the Foreign-trained Dentist
The Ohio State Observation Program in Prosthodontics offers many benefits to foreign-trained dentists including:
- Diverse prosthodontic program, with exposure to advanced implant procedures, at a major U.S. university
- exposure to U.S. dental clinic practices
- an opportunity to practice and perfect English language skills
- the reasonable cost of living in Columbus, Ohio, a fast-growing metropolitan center of 1.7 million people
- help in the decision of whether or not to pursue a formal residency in the U.S.
After attending the program, most of our past participants decided to pursue and then successfully completed a formal prosthodontics residency (certificate) program in the U.S. Others opted to pursue a U.S. dental (DDS) program for foreign-trained dentists.
To apply, please contact Program Director Dr. Damian Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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