Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

Prosthodontic students having a discussion

The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Prosthodontics is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). This three-year program starts July 1 of the first year and continues through June 30 of the third year of program. It leads toward a Certificate of Achievement in Prosthodontics which qualifies the candidate for the American Board of Prosthodontics (ABP) Certifying Examinations. 

The certificate program may be combined with the Master of Science (MS) program upon the program director’s approval. If residents are enrolled in the three-year combined program, both the certificate and the MS degree will be awarded together only after all requirements for the certificate and the MS programs are completed.

The postgraduate prosthodontics program provides residents with the knowledge and skills to meet all standards as established by the CODA. During the 36 months of program, extensive didactic, clinical and laboratory phases of training are offered in, but are not limited to:

  • Fixed and removable prosthodontics
  • Esthetic dentistry
  • Implant dentistry (including surgical placement)
  • Digital CAD/CAM dentistry
  • Maxillofacial prosthetics
  • Partial and full mouth rehabilitation

Additional emphasis is also placed on diagnosis, treatment planning as well as comprehensive care for advanced patients using an evidence-base, multidisciplinary approach. The latest digital CAD/CAM technology is well integrated into the program’s educational and patient care processes that take place in the newly built facility including library, clinic and laboratory.

  • Intraoral and laboratory scanners
  • CAD design and modeling software and Implant planning software
  • 3D dental printer and 5-axis CAM milling machine
  • Jaw tracking device

Course of Study

Advanced Education Courses

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Biostatistics I and II
  • Principles and Methods of Epidemiology 
  • Critical Evaluation of Scientific Literature
  • Research Methodology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral Medicine
  • Review of Orofacial Pain 
  • Dental Pharmacology
  • Bone Biology
  • Clinico-Pathologic Conferences in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Biology of Saliva & Salivary Glands
  • Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning Seminar
  • Complex Case Management Seminar
  • Implant Dentistry A-Z

 Departmental Courses

  • Head & Neck Anatomy for Prosthodontics
  • Comprehensive Classic Literature Review I, II
  • Current Literature review I, II, III
  • Advanced Prosthodontic treatment Planning Seminar I, II, III
  • Implant Surgical Seminar
  • Advanced Prosthodontics Seminar
  • Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Advanced Removable Prosthodontics
  • Advanced Implant Prosthodontics
  • Advanced Occlusion I, II
  • Integration of Esthetic Dentistry and Prosthodontics
  • Advanced Prosthodontics Clinic 1-9
  • ABP Board Preparation
  • Practice Management in Prosthodontics

Departmental Faculty

Chair, Prosthodontics Department: 

Damian Lee, DDS, MS, FACP – Associate Professor

Director, Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics: 

Konstantinos Vazouras, DMD, DDS, MPhil, MDSc, FACP – Associate Professor 


  • Yong Jeong Kim, DMD, MS, FACP – Associate Professor & Associate Program Director
  • William Heggerick, DDS, FACP – Clinical Professor
  • Kenneth Malament, DDS, CAGS, MSc FACP – Clinical Professor
  • Hans-Peter Weber, DMD, Dr. Med. Dent - Professor Emeritus
  • Ali Muftu, DMD, MSc, PhD  - Professor
  • John DaSilva, DMD, MPH, ScM – Professor
  • Panagiotis Papaspyridakos, DDS, MS, PhD - Associate Professor 
  • Mariam Margvelashvili-Malament, DDS, MS, PhD, FACP- Associate Professor
  • Khaled El Rafie, DMD, FACP – Assistant Professor 
  • Yukio Kudara, MDT – Assistant Professor 
  • Yo-Wei Chen, DDS, MS, FACP – Assistant Professor 
  • Thaleia Filokyprou, DDS, MS – Assistant Professor  
  • Yu-Chun Lin DDS, MS, DMSc – Assistant Professor 
  • Gabriela Lagreca, DDS, FACP – Assistant Professor 
  • Vincent Mariano, DMD, FACP – Clinical Assistant Professor 
  • Paul Cammarata, DMD– Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Moftah El-Ghadi, DMD, FACP – Clinical Instructor
  • Mario Gatti, DMD, FACP – Clinical Instructor
  • Mahshid Mirghassemi, DDS – Clinical Instructor

Adjunct Faculty

  • Petros Yovanoglu, DDS, MS
  • Glenn Liddelow BDSc, MScD, DClinDent
  • Khaled Al-Abdullah DS, MS, FACP
  • Pasquale (Lino) Calvani, MD, DDS, CDT, MS, PhD, FACP
  • Takayoshi Suda, DDS, FACP
  • Savvas Kamalakidis, DDS, PhD, FACP
  • Konstantinos Michalakis, DDS, MS, PhD, FACP
  • Gianluca Paniz, DDS, MS, PhD, FACP
  • Roberto Pellecchia, DDS
  • Vincent Bennani, DDS, PhD
  • David Norre, DDS
  • Dieter Edinger, DDS

Visiting Faculty

  • Sujey Morgan, DDS, MS 
  • Revilla-Leon, Marta, DDS, MS, PhD
  • Christopher Ho, BDS, MClinDent, DClinDent, MRACDS (Pros)
  • Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS
  • Kiyotaka Suzuki, DMD, PhD
  • Vincent Bennani, DDS, PhD
  • YuSung Choi, DDS, MS, PhD
  • Aris Petros Tripodakis, DDS, MS