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Additional Information

This is an 11-months program, culminating in a Certificate of Attendance. The program is intended to increase exposure to Oral Medicine patients, especially in a hospital setting.

Course Director

Sharon Elad, DMD MSc

Course Dates and Duration

11 months (fall and spring semesters). Expected start date is August 1st of each year. Individual adjustments to the program may be possible.


  • To develop the participant’s ability to identify oral lesions and develop a differential diagnosis. 
  • To expose the participant to laboratory tests used for diagnosing oral diseases and their interpretation.
  • To learn essentials to the understanding of oral diseases and their management.
  • To educate on medical topics related to the dental management of medically complex patients.
  • To demonstrate the clinical approach to patients with chronic orofacial pain.

Program Format

  • Tailored to meet the needs, interests and experience-level of the individual participant, while relying on the Oral Medicine educational framework.
  • The student will be involved in all didactic activities held in the Oral Medicine program at EIOH; this generally involve lectures, courses, CE activities, seminars, resident and faculty-led literature reviews, case presentations and treatment planning, problem-based learning, long-distance presentations and remote (via Blackboard or similar) types of lecture delivery media.
  • It is also expected that the student will participate in scholarly activities that are on-going within the program with the purpose of learning basic research methodology and design.

Clinical Experience and Patient Contact

It is expected that the student will observe clinical procedures performed in the Oral Medicine Clinic. However, the student will not be allowed to provide direct patient care.

Size of Class

Up to 4 each semester depending on application number and eligible candidates.

Candidate Eligibility

DDS or DMD degree from a CODA-accredited or equivalent foreign institution.

Immigration Status

If student is a US citizen or permanent resident proof must be provided. Any student requiring visa sponsorship will be sponsored on an F-1 Student Visa.

Tuition and Fees

US $25,000 + applicable mandatory health insurance fees, administration fees and any other fees
assessed. All subject to change without notice.


 The student does not receive a stipend (salary).


A Certificate of Attendance 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.

Methods of Evaluation

  • Student/s will be required to undergo a semester examination that will encompass the information provided during the lectures. In selected cases, a written essay will be accepted as a requirement to fulfill the course per the program director’s discretion. 
  • Student/s will be required to present clinical case/s for discussions, which will be integrated into the overall evaluation.
  • A successful presentation of the clinical case or related topic in a national or international professional forum will contribute to the overall evaluation.

Grading System

S = Satisfactory
U = Unsatisfactory