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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.
Priority is given to applicants with three years of clinical experience. Applicants with less experience are still encouraged to apply.
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.
Participants treat a variety of patients under the close guidance of a world-renowned, diverse
and experienced faculty.
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.