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West Virginia University / Prosthodontics



  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Assistant Director  Dr. Matthew Bryington 

        West Virginia University 

        School of Dentistry 

        PO Box 9407 

        Morgantown, West Virginia  26506-9407 

        Phone (Work): (304) 293-2612 

        Email: msbryington@hsc.wvu.edu 

        State Program located in: West Virginia 


        Program Specialist  Wendy L. Ridenour 

        Office of Dental Admissions 

        P.O. Box 9407 

        Morgantown, West Virginia  26506-9407 

        Phone (Work): 304-293-1680 

        Email:  wendy.ridenour@hsc.wvu.edu 

        State Program located in: West Virginia 


      Website:


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class applying for 2019 admittance: September 1, 2018


      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01/2019

        Length of Program:  34 months

        Program Number: PROS428

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Academic

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: Master of Science in Prosthodontics and Certificate in Prosthodontics

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 2


      Program Description ↑ 

      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-four 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.

      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 provide 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.

      This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.


      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        

      Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF):

      The PEF is a traditional letter of evaluation. These evaluations are mandatory for every applicant. An applicant can submit a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 to each program designated.

        Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF)

        Professional Evaluation Form: Two
        Additional Information: 

        Required Number of Professional Evaluation Forms: 2 

        Recommended Evaluators for the Professional Evaluation Form(s): Prefer academic or private practice prosthodontists and/or academic or private practice dentist.


        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: Yes

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No

        Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE score to the program: No

        Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No

        Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

         2x2 photo must be submitted electronically to wendy.ridenour@hsc.wvu.edu


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: Yes

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 60.00

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

         Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit a WVU Graduate Application to https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=wvugrad prior to the interview date. Official transcripts are required as part of the supplemental application. 


        Additional Information

         

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Late September or early October TBD after faculty schedules are determined. 

         

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 

        All residents are subject to a criminal background check prior to matriculation. Residents are also required to submit documentation of required immunizations and successfully complete the Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research (BRCR) online course offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Additional information will be included with the notification of acceptance letter. 


        Background

        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: No

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: Yes

        Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school: No

        Additional Information: 


        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Yes

        Must be proficient in the English language: Yes

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: No

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: No

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: Yes

        Additional Information: