The goals of the program are to provide foundation knowledge and diverse experiences in all aspects of prosthetic dentistry to exceptional applicants who are interested in the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. The three-year program fulfills the educational requirements of the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association and the American Board of Prosthodontics. The program comprises formal instruction in biomedical sciences and clinical and didactic seminars. The program prepares residents for a career in clinical practice, teaching, and/or research. Residents, on completion of the program, will be proficient in prosthodontics, restorative aspects of implant dentistry, occlusion, and dental materials. During the entire training, interaction with other specialties is emphasized through clinic practice and interdisciplinary seminars.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and fulfills all requirements for board eligibility as stated by the American Board of Prosthodontists.

Program Strengths

  • The program provides the resident with a wide range of clinical, didactic, and research experiences.
  • All residents participate in a course in pedagogy and utilize 10 percent of their total program time for teaching.
  • Residents are encouraged to pursue full- or part-time academic careers on completion of the program.
  • The program offers an exceptional opportunity to residents to participate in surgical placements of implants.
  • A multifaceted faculty that include full- and part-time practitioners with world-renowned reputations.  

Approximately 25 percent of the overall program time is dedicated to didactic components. Emphasis is placed on gaining a critical and analytical attitude toward existing and new information. Evidence-based dentistry is a critical component of the Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics.

First-year courses include Oral Medicine and Pathology, Complete Dentures, Literature Review in Complete Dentures, Evidence-Based Dentistry, Fixed Prosthodontics, Lab Procedures in Fixed Prosthodontics, Oral Physiology and Occlusion, Removable Partial Dentures, Research Methodology, Introduction to Pedagogy, Host Response, and Cardiopul-monary Resuscitation. Additionally, all first-year residents must successfully complete BCLS, PALS, and Human Subjects Training.

Second-year courses include Head and Neck Anatomy, Clinical Pharmacology, Pain and Anxiety, Comprehensive Fixed Prosthodontics Treatment Plan, Dental Materials, Ethics, Implant Dentistry, A Journal Club, Maxillofacial Prosthetic Literature Review, Removable Partial Denture Literature Review, and Periodontic Prosthesis.

Third-year courses include Host Response, Pathogenic Biofilms, Fixed Partial Prostheses Literature Review, Implant Literature Review, and A Journal Club.

All residents are required to complete an approved research project. The project requires the residents to demonstrate the ability to understand the scientific process including data collection, statistical analysis, and presentation in a scientific forum. Additionally, residents are required to attend several scientific and specialty-related meetings. Each resident is required to present at least one Table Clinic at a professional meeting. Residents are encouraged and mentored to enroll in the Master of Science Degree Program in Biomaterials as part of their three-year program. Research within the program is very active and has been a major strength.

Clinical training comprises 55 percent of program time. The patient population in the Prosthodontics Clinic is extensive and diverse. Residents function as members of a multispecialty, interdisciplinary team. They become proficient in the diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance of a variety of prosthodontic needs for patients. Committed to excellence, prosthesis fabrication is performed in high-quality laboratories. The program boasts 30 trained, full- and part-time prosthodontists as clinical faculty plus numerous prominent scholars as visiting lecturers. An exceptional student to faculty ratio averaging 3:1 enhances the residents' clinical experiences. Approximately 30 percent of these faculty are Board Certified Prosthodontists.

Students teach predoctoral dental students as a component of their graduate education.

The program begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the third academic calendar year.

Completion of the CODA-accredited Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics satisfies the training requirements for eligibility for participation in the board certification process for the American Board of Prosthodontics. Eligibility for dental licensure is based on pre-professional, professional and post-graduate training and varies by state/jurisdiction. Candidates should check the state/jurisdiction regulations for dental licensure for the state(s)/jurisdictions(s) in which they are seeking licensure in order to ensure that they comply with all requirements.

Update on Educational Visits and Observership Opportunities During the COVID Pandemic

In accordance with NYS Board of Health regulations and University mandates, and in the interest of the health and safety of our entire community, visits to our facility during the summer months are currently restricted. However, we are delighted to invite interested applicants to visit with our program directors, faculty and current PG students virtually in order to learn about our programs and participate in some shared seminars.

For additional information and application, interested individuals should contact the program directly at the email address indicated on the program page.

As soon as it is deemed possible to do so, NYU Dentistry will continue to welcome dentists and dental students who are interested in applying for specialty dental education to visit our programs in person. The visits may be scheduled for a period of one day to a maximum of two days. Visitors to the Advanced Education Programs at NYU College of Dentistry may attend lectures/seminars and may observe, but may not participate in direct clinical patient care.

The Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

For more information please visit the Commission’s web address.


For more information, please contact:

Mijin Choi, DMD, MS, FACP
Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor of Prosthodontics
(212) 998-9384

Leila Jahangiri, BDS, DMD, MMSc
Chair, Department of Prosthodontics
For Educational Visits/Observership Opportunities