Prospective Students

Internship in Advanced Prosthodontics for Foreign Trained Dentists

The Advanced Prosthodontics Program at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry offers a formalized short-term educational experience for foreign trained dentists.

Program Description

The Internship in Prosthodontics for Foreign Trained Dentists is considered a "continuing education" course and a tuition fee is required to attend. Interns do not receive graduate school credit but will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the program.

The internship follows the exact schedule of the advanced prosthodontics residency program, and interns attend all classes/seminars that residents attend. The only difference is that interns' clinical activities are limited to assisting and observing, while residents provide direct care to patients.

Length of Program

The advanced prosthodontics internship is a fixed duration program of three, six, or nine months; three months is the shortest period for which a dentist may apply and nine months the longest.

Benefits to the Foreign Trained Dentist

The Ohio State internship 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 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

To apply please contact Associate Program Director Dr. Fengyuan Zheng at