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Maxillofacial Prosthetics Programs

Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship

The Program is a Tri-service eligible, 1-year Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. The candidate must have satisfactorily completed or is highly expected to complete a 3-year formal training program in prosthodontics. See Prosthodontic Residency requirements.

This program is designed to expose, challenge an train, in a collegial environment, an aspiring Maxillofacial Prosthodontist with the goals of appropriate diagnosis, execution of procedures, design, creation and delivery of advanced and unique prosthesis to support the rehabilitation of patients with congenital or acquired head and neck defects. The individual's disabilities may range from minor cosmetic discrepancies to major functional compromises. Candidates will be exposed to an area of patient care requiring greater management skills and greater patient sensitivity. Working relationships in the hospital environment and the team approach to rehabilitative services with the other medical specialties will be emphasized. Areas of patient treatment will include acquired defects of mandible and maxilla, palate-pharyngeal function, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and oculo-facial defects.
Curriculum for the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship
Contact Hours
NPDS 372 Advanced Osseointegration
NPDS 401 Cleft Palate Conference
NPDS 402 Consultant Lectures and Seminars
NPDS 403 Continuing Education Courses and Observerships
NPDS 404 Head and Neck Surgery
NPDS 405 Head and Neck Tumor Board
NPDS 400 Maxillofacial Clinical Prosthetics
NPDS 344 Maxillofacial Prosthetics
NPDS 410 Maxillofacial Prosthetics Laboratory Procedures
NPDS 407 Seminar, Maxillofacial Prosthetics Literature
NPDS 406 Seminar, Patient Presentation (Maxillofacial Prosthetics)
NPDS 292 Speech Pathology
NPDS 409 Teaching, Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Orientation, GMT, PRT, etc.
**Course hours will vary depending on availability and type of patients.

Dental Laboratory Maxillofacial "C" School

This 163 day "C" school teaches the knowledge and skills required to fabricate maxillofacial prosthetic devices and to assist the dental officer in maxillofacial prosthetic treatment procedures.

  • Scope: This course includes instructions in the handling of prosthodontic materials and equipment as well as special materials and equipment for making extra-oral facial prostheses.  The student will be exposed to fabrication techniques for surgical splints and stents, and somato-prostheses, facial prostheses, cranial implants, soft tissue implants, maxillary obturators for acquired and congenital defects, speech bulbs, mandibulectomy prostheses, burn splints and prostheses for patients exposed to radiation therapy.
  • Prerequisites: Dental technicians (L38A) in paygrades E5 and E6 who have a minimum of 2 years in paygrade E5 and E6 and 3 years experience since graduating from Dental Laboratory "C" school. Preferable Advanced (L37A) with Basic (L36A) given equal consideration based on technician acquired skill sets. Candidates must possess and demonstrate a high level of manual dexterity and artistic ability and must have normal/sensitive color perception. A letter of recommendation by a practicing Board Certified Navy Prosthodontist containing a statement of prosthetic experience, abilities, and artistic qualities is required. Must be physically qualified for transfer in accordance with Artical 15-57 of the Medical Department and Chapter 7.01 of the Enlisted Transfer Manual. Members requiring medical attention, including pregnancy, shall not be transferred to school. Obligated Service is 36 months at the start of school.
  • Applications: Submit to Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS-407C) on the Enlisted Transfer and Special Duty Request, NAVPERS 1306/7 in accordance with TRANSMAN Chapter 7
  • Convening Schedule - January & June each year

Contact Info​rmation


NPDS-Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command
Naval Postgraduate Dental School
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Building 1, Floor 3
Naval Support Activity-Bethesda
Chairman: (301) 295-5828


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