Prosthodontics

The Department of Restorative Dentistry at West Virginia University offers a program of advanced study and clinical training leading to the degree of Master of Science. The program requires a minimum of 34 months (three academic years and two summers) of full-time residency in the School of Dentistry. It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in prosthodontic clinical practice, teaching, and research.

A stipend plus tuition waiver will be provided for graduate students in Prosthodontics at the end of the second year for Summer Session and Fall/Spring Semesters.

Inquiries concerning this program should be directed to the Office of Dental Admissions, Recruitment & Access.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. For details about the faculty, publications and alumni information, please visit the Department of Restorative Dentistry.

General Information

The School of Dentistry and the Department of Restorative Dentistry offer a program of advanced study and clinical training leading to the degree of Master of Science. The program requires a minimum of thirty-three months (three academic years and two summers) of full-time residency in the School of Dentistry.  It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in prosthodontic clinical practice, teaching, and research.

A stipend plus tuition waiver will be provided for graduate students in Prosthodontics at the end of the second year for summer session and fall/spring semesters.  Special fees are not covered by the tuition waiver.  You must pay special fees each term/semester.

Inquiries concerning this program should be directed to the Office of Dental Admissions and Recruitment. Applications will be processed by the School of Dentistry. Applicants approved for admission to the program will be notified soon after interviews have been completed.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.  For details about the faculty, publications and alumni information, please visit the Department website at http://dentistry.hsc.wvu.edu/Academic-Programs/Graduate-Programs/Master-of-Science-in-Prosthodontics.

Program Goals

The postgraduate program is designed to train well qualified dentists in all aspects of prosthodontics.  Advanced training in prosthodontics consists of an integrated education program designed to provide both knowledge in the dentally applied basic sciences and experiences in the clinical science of prosthodontics.  These include but are not limited to, complete denture prosthodontics, removable partial denture prosthodontics, fixed partial denture prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthetics, and surgical and prosthodontics dental implantology.  A series of structured didactic and clinical courses provides the student with a level of knowledge and skill development necessary to practice prosthodontics as a specialty and to prepare for a career in teaching and research. The program qualifies the student for examination and certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics.

The Master of Science degree program requires the development of an in-depth research problem which must be reported in the form of a thesis.

 

 

Office of Dental Admissions
Rm G110H HSC North
PO Box 9407
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304) 293-1680
Matthew S. Bryington DMD, MS
Director
Prosthodontics
PO Box 9495
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304) 293-2612
msbryington@hsc.wvu.edu