Research Internship in Restorative, Prosthetic and Implant Dentistry
The Division of Restorative Science and Prosthodontics 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.
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.