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Strong foundation in the understanding of oral disease, combined with integrated clinical training in restorative dental treatment

Additional Training

The preceptorship in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics covers a range of subspecialty areas and offers mentoring and observation opportunities.

Preceptorship in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Program Director

Arun Sharma, BDS, MS
707 Parnassus Ave., D-4509
San Francisco, CA 94143-0758


Admissions Contact

Jocelyn Faye
Postgraduate Programs
Office of Admissions & Outreach

513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430


Drawing on the breadth of academic and clinical resources across UCSF, this multifaceted program offers students significant exposure to diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex restorative needs.

Lectures, seminars, demonstrations and conferences promote a biologic understanding of oral disease processes and provide a strong foundation for making treatment decisions. Clinical training, which will comprise about 60 percent of your time, involves the full range of prosthodontic problems and contemporary treatment modalities, including both fixed and removable prosthodontics, implants and maxillofacial prosthetics. Close interaction with faculty and residents in the postgraduate programs in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and oral and maxillofacial surgery will give you exposure to integrated treatments. Patient care is supplemented by observation, seminars and case presentations.

The postgraduate clinic has 17 operatories in the School of Dentistry. In addition, each resident is assigned an individual laboratory bench space and receives assistance from both a fixed and removable prosthodontic technician.

The 36-month residency, which begins in July, is accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate and meet the requirements for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. Qualified residents may pursue an MS or PhD in oral and craniofacial sciences.

Yearly stipends are available, depending on your eligibility and the availability of funds. Additionally, residents may be eligible for a grant from the Joseph Sciutto Endowment.


From scientific journals to study aids, these organizations will be helpful as you embark on your career in prosthodontics.

American Board of Prosthodontics
This website provides information about board certification and examination dates.

American College of Prosthodontics
Get information about job opportunities, practice resources, and news and events.