Chair: Leila Jahangiri, DMD, MMSc
Ira E. Klein Professor of Prosthodontics
The mission of the Department of Prosthodontics and its faculty is to educate dental or graduate students to be skilled and competent in the discipline or specialty of Prosthodontics. Through didactic and clinical teaching, students receive required knowledge and skills to fulfill the fundamental prosthodontic needs of patients. Department teaching will focus on foundation knowledge, teach the latest techniques and evaluate clinical competency to provide quality prosthodontic care for patients. In addition to the prosthodontic needs of the patient, students will be able to understand comprehensive care of their patient to achieve optimal oral health, esthetics and function.
The Department of Prosthodontics has an oversight of the Prosthodontic curriculum of the Doctorate of Dental Surgery, which is designed such that students go through simulation and bench courses to learn the fundamental skills and evolve to more complex prosthodontic cases in the Advanced Prosthodontics course and clinics. Courses are evaluated and updated annually for contents and are augmented with technology to teach the latest techniques in Prosthodontics within comprehensive treatment planning, Implant Dentistry, Occlusion and Aesthetics.