Prosthodontics (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

The Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics is committed to educating and mentoring dentists who will become future leaders in the specialty of Prosthodontics. The program’s goals are to provide innovative and continuously evolving curriculum content. This in turn, develops students’ clinical decision-making and technical skills for treatment of highly complex prosthodontic needs. Our objective is to train expert clinicians with a sense of ethical responsibility and professionalism. The program strives to achieve these goals through the implementation of new advanced clinical practices and technologies in the field.

The Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics is a three-year program that fulfills all educational requirements of the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association and the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Program Strengths

The program provides an unparalleled and wide range of clinical experiences that are unique to our institution based on a diverse patient population, strong didactic program and expert clinical faculty. The educational foundation is enhanced with a variety of research.

  • The program’s clinical experiences are derived from a large active patient volume with over 10,000 patient visits (to the program). Additionally NYU Dentistry boasts over 300,000 patient visits to the college annually and this provides a constant stream of referrals to the postgraduate programs. As a result, our program offers unmatched interdisciplinary care opportunities.
  • A multifaceted and diverse faculty that include full- and part-time practitioners with world-renowned reputations. The program is proud to have the highest number of board-certified prosthodontists. Many of the faculty have dual or triple specialties ranging from maxillofacial prosthetics to implant surgery.
  • Implant surgical education in the program has the longest history among the U.S. dental schools. The surgical curriculum fulfills all aspects of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) requirements for surgical instructions in delivering simple and complex implant restorations/prostheses. The surgical training is provided by prosthodontists with formal surgical training, oral maxillofacial surgeons, and/or periodontists.
  • All students learn about CAD/CAM programs, such as ExoCAD, 3Shape software, Bluesky Bio, Z-brush, and Romexis over the three-year didactic and hands-on modules by faculty. Trios, Planmeca, and Medit intra-oral scanners are available for student use, along with SprintRay 3-D printers.
  • Master dental technician faculty work side-by-side with the postgraduate students. Students learn about technical aspects of prosthodontics directly from master technicians in clinic and laboratory settings.
  • The prosthodontic program at New York University College of Dentistry is integrated with the Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities. The Oral Health Center is located in the same building as the program and our students rotate through the center and work with faculty in a one-to-one setting, providing in-depth clinical education in managing patients with special needs.
  • We hold a strong relationship with all other dental specialties within the institution. Our postgraduate students have unique opportunities to develop in-depth knowledge and delivery of coordinated prosthodontic care, including: complex congenital dental syndromes, post-cancer treatments, post-trauma prosthodontics care, and interceptive prosthodontics with orthodontics. All specialty postgraduate students regularly attend multidisciplinary seminars.

Eligibility for Licensure

Completion of the CODA-accredited Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics satisfies the training requirements for eligibility for participation in the board certification process for the American Board of Prosthodontics. Eligibility for dental licensure is based on pre-professional, professional, and post-graduate training and varies by state/jurisdiction. Candidates should check the state/jurisdiction regulations for dental licensure for the state(s)/jurisdictions(s) in which they are seeking licensure in order to ensure that they comply with all requirements.


See Admissions & Application Process for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.