Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry

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Contact Information

Program phone number: (909) 558-4980
Fax number: (909) 558-4803
Email: implantdentistry@llu.edu

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Program Description

The Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry is a three-year program leading to the award of a specialty certificate and an optional master of science (MS) or master of science in dentistry (MSD) degree. The certificate program has been offered for over 30 years allowing clinicians to undertake extensive training focused on clinical proficiency in both the surgical placement of dental implants and the complete fabrication of implant-supported restorations.
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Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry

Program Director


Jaime L. Lozada, DMD, FAAID
Professor of Restorative Dentistry
Faculty

Length of program: 36 months in residence
Number of applicants accepted each year: Three (3)
Match participant: No
Applications accepted as of: January 1st each year
Application deadline: September 15th each year
Program start date: July 1steach year
Notice to Graduates Licensed to Practice Dentistry in the State of California

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Application Method

Loma Linda University application: An LLUonline application is mandatory
PASS application: Not applicable
Match application: Not applicable
Contact Information

Program phone number: (909) 558-4980
Fax number: (909) 558-4803
Email: implantdentistry@llu.edu

One of two implant dentistry operating rooms in the graduate clinic. One of the six operatories in the graduate implant dentistry clinic.

Program Description

The Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry is a three-year program leading to the award of a specialty certificate and an optional master of science (MS) or master of science in dentistry (MSD) degree. The certificate program has been offered for over 30 years allowing clinicians to undertake extensive training focused on clinical proficiency in both the surgical placement of dental implants and the complete fabrication of implant-supported restorations.

Program participants can expect to obtain advanced training in the following areas:

Basic and advanced implant dentistry surgical procedures
Patient management in an operating room (OR) environment
Complex prosthodontic rehabilitation of implant-supported prostheses
Participation in didactic courses exclusively related to advanced prosthodontics, periodontics, and implant dentistry
Interdisciplinary treatment planning
Hands-on application of state-of-the-art imaging technology
Clinical and/or laboratory research in implant dentistry related areas
Clinical and/or laboratory research and thesis for MS degree candidates
Teaching implant dentistry to pre-doctoral students
The goals of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry are:

Goal 1 To educate graduate students of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry to the proficiency level and capability to deliver implant dentistry treatment.
Goal 2 To provide in-depth didactic and clinical instruction in problem based patient situations that require implant prosthodontic and surgical solutions.
Goal 3 To train graduate students of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry to develop a clinical practice.
Goal 4 To achieve highest levels of patient treatment satisfaction.
Goal 5 To educate graduate students of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry to perform research and practice teaching.

Two Master's Degree Tracks Now Available

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry now offers two master's degree tracks for graduate studen
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The Master of Science (MS) degree track can be invaluable to students who wish to pursue an academic career in clinical dentistry, research, and teaching. The didactic and clinical components of the certificate program fulfill the academic requirements for the MS degree. Candidates must be admitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), conduct a graduate level research project, write a thesis, and hold a public thesis defense. Students have three years from the date of acceptance to FGS to complete the requirements for the MS degree.

Candidates who meet the admissions requirements, which include successful completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), must submit an application to FGS through the Office of Advanced Dental Education and that application must be supported by the applicant's program director.
For information regarding the Graduate Record Examination, test locations, and test dates, please contact the Educational Testing Services (ETS) at www.ets.org.

Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree track:

Graduate students/residents may elect to apply for the Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) degree track. The MSD degree track is intended to provide individuals with an advanced degree widely recognized as having completed a dental specialty program. Applicants must be recommended for admission to this degree track by their program director and subsequently approved for admission by the Associate Dean for Advanced Education. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MSD degree track. The MSD degree is awarded upon successful completion of the certificate program, completion of an approved graduate research project, and submission of a report of that research project in the form of a publishable paper in the format of a journal selected by the candidate and approved by the program director. Candidates must also hold a public presentation of their research in a format similar to a thesis defense. All the MSD requirements may be complete during the program but no later than one year from the candidates program completion date.

Graduates of the certificate, MS degree program, and MSD degree program are educationally qualified for certification by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and, upon application, may be qualified as an associate fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).
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Application and Admission Process

Application deadline - Applications for admission must be submitted by September 15th of the year prior to the spring of intended enrollment. All transcripts and supporting documents must be sent to Admissions Processing, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350 and received by the September 15th deadline.

Electronic application submission - The application process must be completed online and only applications with all the required supporting documents will be reviewed for admission. Online application

Advisory to Applicants: To ensure prompt posting of your required supporting documents, complete your application before you request transcripts and test scores.

Invitation to interview - All complete applications that meet the minimum admissions requirements are reviewed (refer to Admissions Requirements below). The top candidates are invited for an interview by a selection committee composed of department faculty and outside faculty/administrators and chaired by the program director. A laboratory practical and treatment planning evaluation are included in the evaluation process. The candidates are ranked in two categories: 1) nominations for admission and 2) nominations as alternates.

Admissions decisions - The program director presents the list of nominations for admission (with alternates) for discussion and approval by the graduate admissions committee. The committee meets monthly, and candidates will be notified of a decision as soon as possible.

Acceptance - Candidates offered acceptance are required to submit a nonrefundable deposit check of $1,000 to hold a place in the entering class. These funds will be applied towards tuition and fees for the first quarter of study.

Background check - Accepted students must complete a background check in order to register and begin the program.

Health Clearance Information and CPR Training for Incoming Graduate Students and Residents - All individuals accepted into an Advanced Education Program must receive a health clearance from Student Health Service before they are permitted to start their program. A health clearance includes passing a PPD (tuberculosis), Hepatitis B, and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) test. In addition, all incoming graduate students/residents also must undergo Health Care Provider CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training and obtain certification prior to the start of their program.

How to obtain information regarding policies on blood-borne and infectious diseases:
Federal OSHA (www.osha.gov) In search menu type: Bloodborne Pathogens 1910.1030
State Cal/OSHA (www.dir.ca.gov) In search menu type: Bloodborne Pathogens Standards 5193

Admissions Requirements

See a Comparison of the Admissions Criteria for all eight Graduate Programs

The following information and documentation are required for all applications totheImplant DentistryProgram:

1. Transcript(s) - from all post-secondary institutions from whichthe applicantreceived credit whether or not the work pertains to their LLU degree. Only official transcript(s) will be accepted. An official transcript is one that is submitted directly fromthe school, college, or university to Loma Linda University. Transcripts that are hand-carried or mailed by an applicant, even if in a sealed envelope, cannot be considered official and will be recorded as still missing.Transcripts should bemailed directly to: Admissions Processing, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92350.

Applicants who have transcripts from non-US dental schools must submit a translated course-by-course transcript report from one of the following agencies (See International Transcript Information):

World Education Services (WES) *
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)
American Education Research Corporation (AERC)
* If ordering an evaluation from WES, the applicant should select Lom
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* If ordering an evaluation from WES, the applicant should select Loma Linda University from the drop-down list of recipient institutions as opposed to writing in an address. LLU does not need the additional ICAP service from WES. Iftheir WES report is only for LLUthe applicantshould order the basic (non-ICAP)course-by-course report.The electronic WES report to LLU will already include copies of the evaluateddocuments, however these document copies are not the Official transcripts/mark sheets that LLU requires to be sent directly fromthe issuing institution.

2. Official Degree Certificate (for all international applicants) - Any foreign transcript (or mark sheet) that does not list on it the graduation information, including the actual degree earned, must be supported by an official degree certificate or school-verified copy of the degree certificate mailed directly from the issuing institution to Admissions Processing, Loma Linda University.

Applicants whoare uncertain as to whether or nottheir transcript lists graduation information and degree earnedshould contacttheir school before requesting a separate degree certificate.

3. GPA and Class Rank - A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Applicants should request the dean of their dental school to provide a letter with their official GPA and class rank.

4. English ProficiencyExam - Regardless of nationality or citizenship, an applicant whose native language is not English or whose secondary education has been given outside the U.S. is required to pass one of the following English proficiency tests:

TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. The institution code for Loma Linda University is 4062. TOEFL minimum scores are: 80 - Internet-based test , 550 - Paper-based test, including a minimum final score of 5.0 on the TWE part (Test of Written English)
IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. LLU minimum scoreis 6.5
MELAB LLU minimum scoreis 77
5. Letters of Recommendation - Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have known and worked closely with the candidate are required in support of an application. Letters of recommendation are valid for no more than two consecutive years for the same program. Letters of recommendation also must be program specific (ie, support an applicant for the actual program to which he/she is applying). Any applicant applying to more than one Advanced Education Program in the same year must submit a set of three letters of recommendation specifically identifying and supporting the candidate for each program.

6. Curriculum Vitae - Applicants must include their curriculum vitae sent electronically with the online application or mailed directly to the Office of Advanced Dental Education.

7. Photograph -A passport-style photograph can either be sent electronically withthe online application or mailed directly to the Office of Advanced Dental Education (this is optional, but recommended).
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