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University of Minnesota / Prosthodontics

The ADEA PASS 2022-23 cycle opens on May 2022, for candidates to start our program in June 2023. Applications are due on or before August 15th, 2022. Early submission of application materials is encouraged!  

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Clinical Associate Professor & Director  Dr. Fengyuan Zheng, DDS, PhD, FACP 

        Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics 

        515 Delaware Street SE 

        9-176 Moos Health Science Tower 

        Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455 


        State Program located in: Minnesota 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: August 15

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 06/20

        Length of Program:  34 months

        Program Number: PROS436

        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: Certificate in Prosthodontics and Master of Science Degree

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 3

        Does your program accept predoctoral students as externs (typically described as 1-2 weeks of voluntary, full-time, primarily observational experiences without formal educational objectives or affiliation)?:  No

      Program Description ↑ 

      Please see Program Website at:

      The Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry offers in-depth instruction in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics. This educational experience is structured to provide residents with diagnostic and treatment planning fundamentals as well as the associated clinical skills necessary for the practice of prosthodontics as a specialty and/or to prepare them for a career in discipline related teaching and research. In addition, instruction provided in the critical evaluation of available dental literature, didactic concepts, and research methodology, is focused on creating young professionals with the ability to become effective life-long learners.


      • To develop the diagnostic and treatment planning skills necessary for successful provision of complex prosthodontic treatment.
      • To provide advanced didactic instruction in all phases of prosthodontics.
      • To provide advanced clinical instruction in all phases of prosthodontics so that a graduating resident will have the clinical skills necessary to successfully practice prosthodontics as a specialty.
      • To create an atmosphere that supports the development of a research protocol, completion of an associated project, interpretation of the results, preparation of a thesis and the ability to mount a successful defense, all leading to the awarding of an MS degree at the end of the program.
      • To provide encouragement and the professional skills necessary for successful completion of the American Board of Prosthodontics Examination.
      • To develop life-long learning skills.
      • To foster an interest on the part of our residents in community health care, community service and dental education.
      • To offer the best educational experience possible.


      • To ensure successful completion and presentation of treatment plans/treatment for patients requiring complex restorative care as required in the prosthodontics treatment planning seminar course.
      • To ensure successful completion all didactic courses associated with the program.
      • To ensure successful completion of all clinical courses associated with the program.
      • To ensure development of a research protocol, completion of an associated project, interpretation of the results, preparation of a thesis and the ability to mount a successful defense, all leading to the awarding of an MS degree at the end of the program.
      • To ensure the development of a desire and the professional skills necessary for successful completion of American Board of Prosthodontics examination.
      • To ensure that residents can successfully prepare and present topical seminars in prosthodontics and engage in a review of current and classic literature as required in the current and classical prosthodontics literature review seminar courses.
      • To ensure the opportunity for development of an interest not only in teaching and related skills but also in the importance of service to the community.
      • To solicit input on a regular basis from residents, program graduates and faculty to identify program strengths and any weaknesses requiring correction and to make any necessary corrective changes.



      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: No

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        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: Yes

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: No

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: 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: Yes

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        Please see Program's Website for additional information about program specific requirements at:


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: Yes

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 100.00

        International Applicants: 100.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        The University of Minnesota supplemental application processing fee of $100.00 is paid online:

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: No

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: No

        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: 

        US-trained applicants:  Please include available National Board Dental Examination scores.


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes

        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: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident
        US/ Canadian citizen, US/ Canadian permanent resident
        Non-US citizen/resident (no sponsorship)

        Non-US citizen/resident (need sponsorship)

        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: 

        International applicants, other than those from Canada or those whose native language is English, are required to upload their TOEFL report and score with their PASS application. A minimum score of 100 for the internet-based TOEFL or 600 for the paper-based TOEFL is required for your application to be considered.  All transcripts are to be uploaded with their PASS application.