Prospective Students

Research Internship in Restorative, Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry

The Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry offers a formalized educational experience for dentists who are on academics or considering an advanced training/academic career.

Program Description

The Research Internship in Restorative, Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry 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 scholar will learn how to design scientific research projects, execute experiments, write scientific manuscripts and submit manuscripts to peer-reviewed high-impact factor dental journals in the field of Restorative, Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry. 

Length of Program

The research internship 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 the longest.

Benefits to the Dentists in Academics

The Ohio State internship offers many benefits to dentists including:

  • diverse program, with exposure to advanced implant and dental materials research with researchers/clinicians  from different disciplines, at a major U.S. university
  • an opportunity to use Division of Restorative Science and Prosthodontics laboratory with several instruments including CAD-CAM technology and digital scanners to execute research experiments.
  • Collaborations with Engineering and Biomedical Research Departments.
  • opportunity to publish in prestigious high-impact factor dental journals
  • a dedicated office space
  • exposure to U.S. dental school research practices
  • an opportunity to practice and perfect English language skills
  • the reasonable cost of living in Columbus, Ohio, a fast-growing metropolitan center of 2.1 million people
  • help in the decision whether or not to pursue a formal residency/faculty position in the U.S.

After attending the program, most of our past participants established a significantly improved publication record in their academic path for promotion and some were accepted to advanced prosthodontic residency programs in the US.

To Apply

To apply please contact Program Director Dr. Burak Yilmaz at