In the first-year, residents are introduced to the specialty of prosthodontics, its scope and its history. They receive in-depth instruction in the laboratory and clinical aspects of complete dentures, removable partial dentures, fixed partial dentures, maxillofacial prosthetics, implant prosthodontics, and geriatric prosthodontics. Residents are required to know and use the materials and techniques for fabricating oral prostheses and to perform all phases of laboratory work related to their clinical cases.
Residents participate in literature and treatment planning seminars on specific topics in prosthodontics and on the relationship of prosthodontics to other specialties of dentistry. Each resident must conduct a research study in the field of prosthodontics and develop and present a table clinic on a subject related to prosthodontics.
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