Advanced Specialty Programs

Postgraduate advanced training and professional development

The College of Dentistry offers a comprehensive array of educational programs focused on postgraduate advanced training and professional development. In addition to post graduate residency programs, the college offers continuing education courses, externships, international observations.

Clinical Specialty Program in Endodontics

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The clinical specialty program in endodontics is a full-time program that requires twenty-four consecutive months to complete. The program has been designed to satisfy the needs of those who wish to acquire greater skill, knowledge, and experience in endodontics, as well as a background in biological sciences. Learn more about the Endodontics Department.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Training Program

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The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) residency training program offers two postgraduate tracks: a 4-year OMFS Certificate and a 6-year MD-integrated OMFS Certificate program: The program provides a well-rounded and balanced didactic and clinical inpatient and outpatient residency experience encompassing the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Learn more about the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Orthodontics Advanced Specialty Training Program

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The Department of Orthodontics offers a program which leads to a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics through the College of Dentistry and the M.S. in Oral Sciences degree under the auspices of the Graduate College. Learn more about the ​Department of Orthodontics.

Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Residency Program

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The program is university-based/hospital-affiliated and fulfills the requirements for advanced education in pediatric dentistry as approved by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Department accepts 9 residents per year. Its latest accreditation was in November 2013. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to pursue board certification through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Learn more about the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

Periodontics Postgraduate Program

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The Department of Periodontics provides instruction and clinical experience dealing with the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the periodontium in adults. This includes surgical placement of implants and implant maintenance. Experienced faculty at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels and in continuing education conducts programs for dental professionals. Learn more about the Department of Periodontics.

Advanced Specialty in Prosthodontics

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The objective of the UIC Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics is to help highly motivated students with proven clinical and scholastic abilities achieve clinical excellence in prosthodontics. The program leads to Specialty Certification and eligibility for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. Students may concurrently pursue a Master of Science degree. Specific goals of the program include acquisition of in-depth knowledge and clinical experience in fixed prosthodontics, removable partial denture prosthodontics, complete denture prosthodontics, implant prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthetics, and occlusion. Learn more about the Department of Restorative Dentistry.