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I found many threads talking about Ortho, Endo, Perio, why no Prosth?
I just applied for 3 prosth program in UIC, U Rochester, and UI. The main factor I consider is the tuition fee, am I right? Cuz I am kind of poor.
 

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same though applied to 9 programs..and am not Kinda but really poor :D
 

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i would goto a VA program. as they pay very well and you don't really have too much lab work. also you get alot of training in surgery.
 

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I found many threads talking about Ortho, Endo, Perio, why no Prosth?
I just applied for 3 prosth program in UIC, U Rochester, and UI. The main factor I consider is the tuition fee, am I right? Cuz I am kind of poor.
hiya doc i've a ques if u kindly answer it.... is there any paid residency prog in prostho at uic for international dentists?? if yes then wht is the procedure for applying for it?? kindly reply if u have any kind of useful information regarding it ....thx
 

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I agree with toothmastr.
Look for programs that have a strong Implant surgery and/or Implant/Restoration component.

There are perio/prosth programs out there that can be completed in 3 yrs (the same amt of time as would regular prosth) such as U Washington. I know this cause Frank Spear is from there and he is a Dental Demi God in the real world.

IMO implants belong to the everyone in the dental community not to any particular specialty such as perio or OS. Heck even Endos are doing implants now.:scared:
 

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yes there is pros program there at UIC but expensive :-( and for a ftd on a loan alrdy for DDS its difficult choices here. I didnt really looked into periodontal prosthesis programs for that word perio makes me go dizzy :scared:
 

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unless you want to be stuck doing 50% complete dentures (which is a thing of the past and a waste of time), Gosh I hate dentures!!!, in your program then u may have to bite the bullet and get more loan.:eek:
 

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I love dentures be it complete or partial......... as long as i am the dentist :)

Anyhow any calls? I now Seattle is out.
 

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...complete dentures (which is a thing of the past and a waste of time)...

I could not disagree more.

While dentures are somewhat archaic and not sexy compared to fixed ceramo-metal restorations, denture therapy will have a significant place in any general dental or prosthodontic practice. Denture fabrication, treatment planning, and impression technique have a critical role in implant restoration.

It's not even a function of finances many times, what do you do if a patient has a severely resorbed anterior maxilla, high lip line, loss of facial & lip competence?

Sure you can prescribe fixed ceramo-metal restorations but what will you say when the patient says they don't like the look of how the pink porcelain and their own gingiva comes together? Maybe they don't like crowns that are 20mm in height? What are you going to do?

Everything else requires some sort of denture to transition to restoration. Hybrid prosthesis? Denture teeth are used and requires interim denture for diagnostic steps. Spark-erosion prosthesis... yup, denture. Nobel all-on-four prosthesis? yup, denture.

Overdentures are great, especially with 4 implants and removing a palate, but what's wrong with a maxillary CD w/o implants? Patients can get very comfortable with them and are very predictable. Maxillary CD or overdentures are excellent restorations of choice with the aformentioned patient.

Mandibular dentures, however, are terrible by themselves without retention... if your comment was directed to this type of prosthesis, maybe I could buy your statement.
 

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Well explained. Complete Dentures has its place. I guess it is just my personal dislike for making dentures. But you're right, we need more dentists or prosthodontists who are competent in making great dentures as opposed to delegating them to Denturists.
If Dentures are your Forte then go for it!:p:thumbup:
 

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I love you for this :thumbup:

I truly believe dentures have there special place and as a poor edentulous guy this. Give him one good prosthesis and his and ur life is worthwhile. :)

I could not disagree more.

While dentures are somewhat archaic and not sexy compared to fixed ceramo-metal restorations, denture therapy will have a significant place in any general dental or prosthodontic practice. Denture fabrication, treatment planning, and impression technique have a critical role in implant restoration.

It's not even a function of finances many times, what do you do if a patient has a severely resorbed anterior maxilla, high lip line, loss of facial & lip competence?

Sure you can prescribe fixed ceramo-metal restorations but what will you say when the patient says they don't like the look of how the pink porcelain and their own gingiva comes together? Maybe they don't like crowns that are 20mm in height? What are you going to do?

Everything else requires some sort of denture to transition to restoration. Hybrid prosthesis? Denture teeth are used and requires interim denture for diagnostic steps. Spark-erosion prosthesis... yup, denture. Nobel all-on-four prosthesis? yup, denture.

Overdentures are great, especially with 4 implants and removing a palate, but what's wrong with a maxillary CD w/o implants? Patients can get very comfortable with them and are very predictable. Maxillary CD or overdentures are excellent restorations of choice with the aformentioned patient.

Mandibular dentures, however, are terrible by themselves without retention... if your comment was directed to this type of prosthesis, maybe I could buy your statement.
 

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Hahaha... you guys are a riot!

I actually do enjoy doing both implant-supported dentures and conventional dentures and I will enjoy even more when I am charging a specialist fee for them when I get out of school! :laugh:
 

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I am also applying for U of Rochester, Prosthodontics program. My application "landed" on the due date, September 1, and today I got invitation for interview.. Is there anyone has the same thing ? I want to ask what to expect in this interview... what do they really want to find out from the candidates to choose them from ?
 

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I am also applying for U of Rochester, Prosthodontics program. My application "landed" on the due date, September 1, and today I got invitation for interview.. Is there anyone has the same thing ? I want to ask what to expect in this interview... what do they really want to find out from the candidates to choose them from ?

What is your interview date? DO you know any thing @ the preparation for the interview? I am flying in from Sri Lanka, and it would be good if I have some preparation
 

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Hi, mine is on sept 30. I have no idea what to prepare. Anyone help? When is yours ?
 

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Hi, mine is on sept 30. I have no idea what to prepare. Anyone help? When is yours ?


Did you receive any agenda? I received an email, no letter and the email just has date, no time specified for the interview.
 

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No I didn't receive an agenda. it said that they will send you the schedule once the date is near.
 

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I heard it's pretty competitive or next to impossible to get it
 

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any acceptances?? am getting kinda anxious now :p
 

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hey , good luck for ur interview.:thumbup: i hv also applied for the same program , but yet nt heard any thing from them :( hv u write them down any letter for interview or they directly contact u ? would u mind if i ask u for ur stats ? if u don't wann to write it here u can pm me also.


I am also applying for U of Rochester, Prosthodontics program. My application "landed" on the due date, September 1, and today I got invitation for interview.. Is there anyone has the same thing ? I want to ask what to expect in this interview... what do they really want to find out from the candidates to choose them from ?
 

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hey guys, does any one know about interviews in prostho program? :confused: i got interview call from 2 uni. tufts, n marquette. interview date is so close. plz. help me.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi,Have anyone heard from IOWA, Chicago, and Louisana? The deadline is Sep 1st, it has been almost 1 month.
 

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Hi,Have anyone heard from IOWA, Chicago, and Louisana? The deadline is Sep 1st, it has been almost 1 month.

not yet...no one has heard from them ( guys i know who applied for Pros. )
 

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I ve just received rejection e-mail from UNC that`s all the news I have:D
GL:thumbup:
 

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Have interviews from NYU and USC. Does anyone know about these programs?
 

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I am also applying for U of Rochester, Prosthodontics program. My application "landed" on the due date, September 1, and today I got invitation for interview.. Is there anyone has the same thing ? I want to ask what to expect in this interview... what do they really want to find out from the candidates to choose them from ?

Good Luck Tomorrow
 

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yup tomoro....see ya guys there.:)
 

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hi
Does any one heard from the following schools:
UCSF , Pittsburgh, Alabama, Ohio , Tenesse , Minisota .
I only heard back from New Jersy and Florida.
Good luck for every one
 

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hi
Does any one heard from the following schools:
UCSF , Pittsburgh, Alabama, Ohio , Tenesse , Minisota .
I only heard back from New Jersy and Florida.
Good luck for every one

well if this is the case shoot them an email for interviews with UCSF, Pittsburgh, Ohio, UMN and New jersey from ur list are on.
all the best
 

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If anyone has any questions about the residency with the VA in Wash DC I can try and answer them. I'm currently a T-1 resident at the Navy program in Bethesda. The VA residents spend most of their first year at our program and and some of their 2nd and 3rd year, mostly for the didactic classes. Best of luck to everyone applying.
 

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If anyone has any questions about the residency with the VA in Wash DC I can try and answer them. I'm currently a T-1 resident at the Navy program in Bethesda. The VA residents spend most of their first year at our program and and some of their 2nd and 3rd year, mostly for the didactic classes. Best of luck to everyone applying.

Hey Eric since u r in Washington DC area i have a simple question, do you have any ideas about Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore program? how good it is? any info is appreciated.
Thanks
 

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Hey Eric since u r in Washington DC area i have a simple question, do you have any ideas about Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore program? how good it is? any info is appreciated.
Thanks

We go up to their program on average once a month for guest lectures, we were just there Friday. They seem to have a strong program and nice facilities. Our faculty are pretty close with their director, who also happens to be a board examiner.
 

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Hey friends,
I have applied for prostho programs in US for the year 2010. Many of u also hv applied for the same program. And they all would be in stress like me. lets share about our interviews experience and any acceptances into prostho. program.

I will start with mine. I got interviews from Tufts uni. and Marquette uni.
 

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I applied to IOWA, Lousiana, so far not heard from them. Has anybody heard from them?
 

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Hey Ndbe , how was your interviews? what did they ask? what they look for?
hope you did well
best to u
 

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I applied to IOWA, Lousiana, so far not heard from them. Has anybody heard from them?

Hey i also hv applied for lousiana. but hvn't heard abt. them anything. n its dead line is also gone quite long ago. so, i guess now there is no hope for Lousiana uni.
 

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Hey Ndbe , how was your interviews? what did they ask? what they look for?
hope you did well
best to u

I hv finished just one interview yet. And i really don't know wt they look. we will know that only after their decisions, which would be in nov. or dec. i guess !
 

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hi
Does any one heard from the following schools:
UCSF , Pittsburgh, Alabama, Ohio , Tenesse , Minisota .
I only heard back from New Jersy and Florida.
Good luck for every one

I know abt minisota. they hv already selected their cadidates, i hv called them n just came to know that they both r us graduate dentist. Means they mainly prefer US trained dentist.

How abt u ? hav u applied to all of these location ?
 

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Guys any idea how is Montefiore Medical centre program ? any hints tips appreciated.
 

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I know abt minisota. they hv already selected their cadidates, i hv called them n just came to know that they both r us graduate dentist. Means they mainly prefer US trained dentist.

How abt u ? hav u applied to all of these location ?

Of course that's what it means, it's an evil plot and it couldn't possibly be that they were the best candidates now could it?
 
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hey guys, did anyone get an interview in UMDNJ?any information will b helpful..mine should be on 24th Oct.
 
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Anyone have applied in University of Michigan. I want to know that how compitetive it is? How many students applied for this program
 

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Good luck everyone and post more on the prosth post about where you have been and your opinion.....it helps everyone
 
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Anyone have applied in University of Michigan. I want to know that how compitetive it is? How many students applied for this program

Yes , i have applied there...
 
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