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Preceptorships at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health are intended for dentists who wish to increase their knowledge through didactics and observation of patient care.

Preceptees engage in didactic courses, seminars, workshops and conferences, carry out independent research, and are exposed to comprehensive dental instruction through an intensive observership experience. Upon completion of program requirements, the Preceptee is awarded a Certificate of Completion issued by the Eastman Institute for Oral Health.

Qualified dentists are welcome to apply for 4, 6 or 11 month Preceptorships in the following areas:  Community Dentistry, General Dentistry, Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (11 months only), Periodontics, and Prosthodontics.    


Candidates for admission must be qualified graduates in dentistry (D.D.S., D.M.D., or non-U.S. equivalent) prior to matriculation.  Minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale.  TOEFL iBT taken within 2 years of application date with a minimum score of 90. 

International preceptees who require visa sponsorship will be required to be supported on the F-1 Student visa.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • $195 application fee
  • An official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
  • WES ICAP evaluation required for schools outside the US and Canada
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume   
  • Official TOEFL Score Report (as applicable)

Application Deadline

Preceptorship applications are accepted on a rolling basis however, you must apply at least 4 months prior to the entry date for which you wish to be considered.

Tuition and Fees




4 month Preceptorship

  • Starts September 1

 $ 16,000

$318 Mandatory Health Fee

$1,230 Student Health Insurance Plan

$50 Health Professions Fee

6 month Preceptorship

  • Starts January 1 or July 1

 $ 20,000

$318 Mandatory Health Fee

$1,230 Student Health Insurance Plan

$50 Health Professions Fee

11 month Preceptorship

  • Starts August 1

 $ 27,000

$636 Mandatory Health Fee

$2,460 Student Health Insurance Plan

$100 Health Professions Fee

Additional Expenses

Resources for financial assistance for preceptorships are very limited, therefore, it is imperative that applicants understand financial requirements before applying. Tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, travel and all other miscellaneous expenses are among the expenses that must be planned for during a preceptorship.      

Preceptorships Open Many Doors!  Here’s what  former Preceptees said about the experience:

Dr. Moustafa YoussefMoustafa Youssef traveled from Egypt to participate in a Preceptorship. "I was surprised at the level of teamwork and the preceptee experience fueled by my desire to get into the program even more," he said. "I promised myself I would not lose this opportunity to be one of Dr. Malmstrom's student."  Full story here.



Vinisha Ranna, B.D.S., D.D.S.

Eleven-month General Dentistry Preceptee, 2016

“The experience was great! The faculty were friendly and extremely helpful. I found the didactic courses especially informative. The materials taught were always up-to-date and evidence based. I greatly appreciated that I could participate in all the conferences and hands-on courses that were organized for the residents.

While I was observing and assisting, the program gave me an incredible opportunity to conduct research. My understanding and application of dental research was significantly augmented during the course. I am excited to analyze the results of a study on dental problems in recreational SCUBA divers I conducted while at Eastman. I was amazed at the excellent assistance system there is in place, with the librarians, program secretaries, and auxiliary personnel. The study was conducted online and was even featured in British Dental Journal.

I am currently a resident in the 6-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The preceptorship program enabled me to contribute towards research and helped me reach my goal of training as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I am grateful to have had the incredible opportunity to be preceptee at Eastman.”


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