This 40-day (8-week) program is designed for dentists interested in furthering their knowledge of dentistry in a specific field of interest. The objective of the program is to expose participants to clinical care, cutting-edge research, and best practices.  

This will be achieved through participation in post-doctoral didactic courses and observation of the dental care provided in Tufts University School of Dental Medicine specialty clinics. The knowledge learned during the Preceptorship will provide the information and skills needed for the participants to further their education and continue their lifelong journey of learning.

Areas of Study:

  • Prosthodontics
    • Implant Dentistry
  • Esthetic Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Comprehensive Care
    • Restorative Dentistry
  • Diagnostic Sciences
    • Diagnostic Sciences
    • Orofacial Pain
    • Oral Medicine
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Public Health and Community Service
  • Dental Education
  • Dental Research
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Requirements for Application:  

  • This program is open to dentists with domestic or international dental degrees.
  • Applications are approved on a rolling basis throughout the year.  
  • The 40 days (8 weeks) can be taken at once or broken up over a 12-month period of time.

To apply for this program please fill out the Preceptorship Application and submit it to the Office of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.

I truly enjoyed this preceptorship program in Dental Sleep Medicine and Craniofacial Pain. For me it was a crucial time to "unlearn" & "relearn." By shadowing, observing and following closely providers in this very specific field during their clinical session, I picked up tips, information to improve my treatment efficacy, and realized some of my mistakes I had that may impede my patients' progress. Thanks to Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center Team! It's a Life Long Learning Journey. Will be back again & again, each return is different level of understanding.

Dr. Chen Ye Hong