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Puerto Rico Orthodontics Program

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by Tooth, May 15, 2007.

  1. Tooth

    Tooth Orthodontist Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    Does anyone have any insights on the Puerto Rico Ortho program that isn't listed on the website?
     
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  3. Tooth

    Tooth Orthodontist Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    Puerto Rico has a 6 month internship in the orthodontics department. The page says it's meant for foreign students to get a chance to get their feet wet. Aren't internships usually for prospective applicants, or is this how most internships are advertised? Maybe I'm confused with internship/externship?

    Also, does Puerto Rico seriously not have a financial aid department?
     
  4. texas_dds

    texas_dds Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    dont know much but i dont think it would be worth it
    any place worth going would probably not be interested in your exposure to puerto rican ortho - just my opinion
     
  5. Tooth

    Tooth Orthodontist Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    I understand where you're coming from, but I do intend to solicit my services to hispanics who would probably find a Puerto Rican education as helpful. However, as with all specialties, I'll have to get referals from surrounding dentists who might not like the idea. I don't know. I wish there were someone else I could talk to about it who has experience with the school.
     
  6. Vjc

    Vjc 5+ Year Member

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    But UPR is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

    As far as I know FTD candidates are encouraged to participate in this internship or similar/ADA accredited institution (before apply for a postdoctoral program / UPR). However those internships are not restricted for FTD.
     
  7. Tooth

    Tooth Orthodontist Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    I'm assuming FTD=Foreign Trained Dentist
     

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