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Educational Programs

photo smiling to colleagueWelcome! Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH) offers thriving, top notch training programs by setting high standards for patient care, education, research and scholarly activity. Our graduates develop the necessary leadership and clinical skills, technical knowledge and expertise which allow them to provide the best oral health care across the world and/or be involved in academic careers.

We offer a variety of postdoctoral educational opportunities for both U.S./Canadian and foreign trained dentists.  These opportunities include Graduate Medical Education (GME), Foreign Trained Dentists programs, Advanced Fellowships, Internships, Preceptorships and Externships.  Trainees in our programs work closely with talented, diverse, world-renowned faculty, fellow trainees and gain extensive exposure to clinical, translational and basic science research.

Programs for U.S./Canada Trained Dentists

Our GME Residency Programs are designed for dentists who obtained their dental degree from a dental school in either the United States and/or Canada that is accredited by the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).  GME residents receive a stipend (annual salary) and are eligible for employee benefits.

Programs for Foreign Trained Dentists

These programs are designed for dentists who obtained their dental degree outside the United States from a non-accredited American Dental Association’s (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) dental school.

Advanced Fellowships

Fellowship in Implant Dentistry (informally known as the Gerald N. Graser Fellowship) provides an opportunity for qualified candidates to learn implantology via didactic, clinical and research training.

Dental Career Fellowship


Our Preceptorships are designed to provide dentists with opportunities to obtain practical experiences in postdoctoral dental education, basic and translational sciences and to increase the knowledge base in advanced and specialty dentistry, dental public health, treatment of diverse patient populations, treating geriatric patients and dental emergencies.  These experiences are obtained based on the Preceptorship program an individual applies to and is accepted into.

Additional Opportunities

Our goal is to train tomorrow's dental leaders and we are confident that our educational programs will provide you with the necessary skills for a rewarding professional career.  Opportunities are also available to participate in graduate programs leading to the MS, MPH, MBA, or PhD degree in the School of Medicine and Dentistry or one of the many other fine local institutions.  If you are interested in graduate education, you are encouraged to apply early.  Acceptance into any Eastman Institute for Oral Health dental training program does not guarantee acceptance into an academic degree-granting program, as all of these programs have unique requirements for acceptance. 

Please note the charges (tuition, fees, etc.) associated with these graduate programs are above and beyond the cost of the Training Program with Eastman Institute for Oral Health and are the responsibility of the candidate.

Opportunities Leading to a Master’s or Ph.D. Degree

UR School of Medicine and Dentistry
(please note EIOH trainees can only apply for part-time status)

UR Warner School of Education

UR Simon School of Business Administration

Contact us

Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be directed to:

Eastman Institute for Oral Health
University of Rochester
625 Elmwood Avenue, Box 683
Rochester, NY 14620 USA
(585) 275-8315 / Fax: (585) 276-1244