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University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston / Prosthodontics



  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Donald Belles 

        University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston 

        7500 Cambridge 

        Ste. 5449 

        Houston, Texas  77054 

        Phone (Work): 713-486-4335 

        Email: Donald.M.Belles@uth.tmc.edu 

        State Program located in: Texas 


      Website:


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: September 15


      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  36 months

        Program Number: PROS405

        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 & MSD https://dentistry.uth.edu/students/advanced-education/index.htm

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 4

        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 ↑ 

      The Department of Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics offers a three year program of advanced study in prosthodontics leading to a certificate and a Master of Science Degree. The goal of this program is to train well qualified dentists in all aspects of prosthodontics. Clinical, laboratory, and didactic experience in fixed, removable, maxillofacial and implant prosthodontics including implant placement, as well as interrelations with other medical and dental specialties, are emphasized. Biomedical sciences relevant to the practice of prosthodontics are integrated into a curriculum which correlates biological, behavioral, and clinical disciplines. The first year is primarily devoted to didactic and clinical prosthodontics. The core didactic curriculum is emphasized to assist the resident in performing the clinical treatments required. During the second year, emphasis is on clinical treatment. Time is increased in the clinic with less time spent in didactic effort. Residents complete a six week clinical rotation at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The third year is primarily committed to clinical treatment, specialty lectures, and completing the Master of Science requirements. A  300,000-square-foot, six-story dental school was opened in May 2012.


      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: 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 results to ADEA PASS: Yes

        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: No

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $


        Additional Information

        1. FOREIGN APPLICANTS:  MUST COMPLETE A 1 YEAR PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM or AEGD/GPR. National Board examination Part I and II required.

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Tenative interview dates are Sept 21, 2021 and Oct 5, 2021.

      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: 

        International applicants may submit ADAT (440 or higher) or INBDE.


        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: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: U.S. or Canadian Dental School

        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 candidates with scholarship from their contries.

        One to two resident(s) per year may be recruited who obtain a scholarship from their government or university. 

        For further information please contact Jessica Coleman at Jessica.Coleman@uth.tmc.edu or Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay at Sudarat.Kiat-Amnuay@uth.tmc.edu