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School of Dental Medicine

Implant Dentistry One-Year Fellowship Program

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Tufts University School of Dental Medicine offers a one-year Fellowship program in Implant Dentistry. This advanced graduate level program will include all important aspects of implant dentistry: diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical and final restorative stages of implant dentistry, understanding of surgical therapies and implant placement in selected cases, understanding of prosthetic therapies, long-term maintenance, and prevention and management of implant complications. The program is supported by relevant didactic courses, seminars, and workshops. It is one year long and runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

Course of Study

During their curriculum, fellows will be trained to:

  • Diagnose cases;
  • Identify complex cases that must be referred to other specialty departments;
  • Perform site preparation surgery and implant fixture placement in simple and advanced classification cases;
  • Perform temporization procedures;
  • Fabricate single implant restorations, multiple unit fixed restorations, fixed detachable restorations, and an implant supported overdenture;
  • Diagnose the health of an existing implant fixture and understand causes and treatment of implant failure.

If the fellow has completed any of the following academic requirements during their previous residency, and the Office of Academic Affairs can verify their completion, the fellow can be excused for attending these courses. If the fellow still wishes to attend class, they may do so but do not have to take any exams or be graded.

Biomedical Courses: (required)

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
  • Head and Neck Anatomy for Prosthodontics
  • Bone Biology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Management of the Medically Compromised Dental Patient
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Topics in Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Overview of Temporomandibular Disorders
  • Dental Pharmacology
  • Topics in Molecular and Cell Biology

Literature Reviews:

  • Classical Implant Literature Review
  • Contemporary Implant Literature Review

Implant Prosthodontics Courses Interdepartmental: (required)

  • Implant Dentistry Lecture Course
  • Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning
  • Complex Case Manager Seminars
  • Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar
  • Preclinical Esthetic and Operative Dentistry
  • Implant Restoration Laboratory
  • CAD Design Laboratory (Nobel Guide)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture Series

Periodontology Courses:

  • Classical Periodontal Literature Review
  • Case-Based Surgical Seminar

Implant Surgery Courses:

  • Management of Surgical Emergency Procedures
  • Implant Surgery Laboratory
  • Operating Room Protocol

Department Courses and Conferences:

  • Implant Treatment Planning Seminar – Resident Presentations
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Implant Treatment Planning Seminars