Eastman Institute for Oral Health has established a new Dental Career Fellowship to provide advanced education to dentists interested in increasing their knowledge in the various disciplines of dentistry. Concentrated one-year Fellowship program tracks are available in General Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Dental Implantology , Oral Medicine, Urgent Care, Geriatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Community Dentistry and Translational Research in General Dentistry.
“New technologies and changes in health care delivery have precipitated the growing need among dentists to improve their knowledge and skill beyond undergraduate training and beyond what can be offered in continuing education courses,” said Eli Eliav, DMD, PhD, director of Eastman Institute for Oral Health. “This new fellowship will provide this level of knowledge and will prepare dentists for residency programs in various dentistry disciplines.”
More specifically, the fellowship will expose participants to intra-professional education and research at the postgraduate level and how dentistry is integrated within various health care teams. Upon completion, participants will understand and apply basic research methodology, have an opportunity to experience firsthand the benefits and rewards of teaching, and be given opportunities to work with EIOH administrators and faculty.
Participants will attend classes, lectures, seminars, take exams, provide direct patient care under faculty supervision, and conduct research, among various other duties. It’s an outstanding opportunity to experience the specialty dentists are considering for their lifetime career.
Applicants must be a graduate of a dental institution accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association with a DDS or DMD.
Fellowship programs begin July 1, 2016. For more information on tuition and the application process, please contact the EIOH Registrar’s office.