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Implant Dentistry (Two-year Program)

This program is a full-time, two-year clinical and didactic course of study. It is offered to dentists from countries other than the United States who seek to improve their clinical skills and knowledge in the fi eld of implant dentistry.

Admission:
Priority is given to applicants with three years of clinical experience. Applicants with less experience are still encouraged to apply.

Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the Advanced Program in Implant Dentistry, program participants will have a thorough understanding and clinical competence in the diagnosis and treatment of endosseous and other types of dental implants. Participants will have the ability to successfully complete the diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment of assigned clinical cases of totally and partially edentulous patients who require specifi c implant procedures to fabricate implant supported prostheses.

Faculty:
Participants treat a variety of patients under the close guidance of a world-renowned, diverse and experienced faculty.

Course Components:
Topics to be covered include the basic sciences, clinical sciences, and current and future concepts in implant dentistry. A vast array of lectures, seminars, conferences and clinical experience are specifi cally designed to increase the participants’ understanding of implant dentistry and most related cutting edge subjects. Areas of concentration in research, surgery and/or prosthetics will be available to increase knowledge and improve skills, dependent upon previous background, training and experience. There are opportunities to participate in elective experiences such as teaching, research and society meetings. Participation in the annual Academy of Osseointegration poster presentation is required for all 2nd year students. Ample time is made available for these and other individual student interests.

Program Director - Dr. Sang-Choon Cho

Dr. Sang-Choon Cho is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Acting Director of Advanced Program for International Dentists in Implant Dentistry and Co- Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University, College of Dentistry. Dr. Cho graduated from the College of Dentistry at Kyungpook National University, Korea, and received his Bachelors of Dental Science in 1984. Dr. Cho continued his clinical practice in South Korea, until coming to the United States in 1995 to further his studies. He then received an Advanced Implantology Certificate from the New York University, where he has been teaching hands-on implant surgery and restorative courses since 1997. In 2003, Dr. Cho received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, from New York University. He delivers timely scientific presentations and continually publishes articles in prestigious dental journals.