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Oral Medicine Fellowship at Eastman Institute for Oral Health

This is a 1 year program, culminating in a Certificate of Advanced Studies. The program is intended to train dentists in clinical aspects of oral medicine, such as oral diseases and clinical pathology, oral manifestations of systemic diseases, chronic orofacial pain, oral manifestations in cancer patients, and dental treatment of medically complex patients.

Course Director

 Sharon Elad, DMD MSc

Course Dates And Duration

12 months. Optional additional 6 months for research activity in special circumstances.


  1. To develop the fellows’ ability to identify oral lesions and develop a differential diagnosis.
  2. To enhance the fellows’ ability to use laboratory tests for diagnosing oral diseases and interpreting the results.
  3. To acquire the knowledge essential to the understanding of oral diseases and their management.
  4. To provide update on medical topics related to the dental management of medically complex patients.
  5. To be familiar with the approach to patients with chronic orofacial pain.
  6. To experience research in the interface between dentistry and medicine.

Program Format

The training will be delivered through various methods including: Clinical rotations in the Oral Medicine clinics, participation in the service to the Strong Memorial Hospital and the Wilmot Cancer Center, attending courses and lectures (core-curriculum and program-specific seminars), and presenting case discussions. Involvement in research will be encouraged. The fellows will be expected to present their clinical experience and research in national and international professional forums.

Click here for the list of didactics and program schedule.

Clinical Experience And Patient Contact

The fellow will be involved in patient care. First the fellow will start as an observer. As knowledge is acquired the fellow will be involved in direct patient care.

Candidate Eligibility

DDS or DMD degree from a CODA-accredited US and Canada schools.


The program is approved by the New York State. A Certificate of Advanced Studies is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Please note

this program is not intended to prepare individuals to practice a specialty. It is not the same as the postgraduate program certificate awarded to full-time postgraduate students in specialty training as a qualification for recognition by the American Dental Association, nor does it equivalent to a fellowship certificate, nor does it qualify an individual for licensure in New York State or any other state in the United States.

Additional information about the class size, immigration status, tuition & fees, methods of evaluation

Submitting Application

  • Online application
  • $195 nonrefundable application fee
  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Three letters of recommendation  
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official TOEFL scores, when appropriate (institution code 9487)

Contact Information

Sharon Elad, Program Director -