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Preceptorship Program in Cariology and Restorative Dentistry

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Date/Time :
Tuesday, 09/01/20 12:00 AM - Tuesday, 08/31/21 12:00 AM


Course Description

The Preceptorship program is a full-time and on-site program that aims to educate early career or experienced dentists in cosmetic and esthetic dentistry,  preventive dentistry, complex case treatment planning, digital dentistry and evidence-based dentistry. Prospective participants will have lecture and lab core courses that are custom designed to provide in-depth knowledge in various areas of restorative dentistry. A major portion of the program includes hand skills development training for posterior and anterior direct and indirect partial-coverage restorations, including but not limited to, resin-chairside veneers, seamless composite restorations, CAD/CAM onlays/inlays, diastema closure, anterior fracture cases, amalgam restorations, core buildups and complex restorations. There will also be one-on-one sessions on treatment planning and patient management in complex cases. Evidence based dentistry search and data extraction procedures will be included as a basis for research literature review process.

Preceptors will have the opportunity to observe and assist in the clinical restorative procedures and in treatment plan sessions as a part of their mentorship by our experienced clinical faculty.

In the research component of the program, preceptors will have a chance to take part in the ongoing research projects.

In the teaching experience component of the program, preceptors will work alongside lab faculty instructors to educate and demonstrate anatomy, occlusion, operative dentistry techniques to the first-year dental students.

In order to achieve successful completion of this program, the preceptors will be asked to give some presentations to enhance their teaching skills, complete a number of lab projects, get involved in research and present a portfolio of their accomplishments.

Number of positions available: One to two positions are available for the 2020-2021 term.  


Course Schedule

The program is a full time program offered over a 12 month period.

Instructor Bio

Course Director

Evren Kilinc, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H. is the chair of Department of Cariology and Restorative Dentistry at College of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Required Materials

Admission Process and Application Requirements

Prospective students should apply directly to the NSU Preceptorship Program and Cariology and Restorative Dentistry Department Chair, Dr. Evren Kilinc. All applicants will be reviewed by the Preceptorship Admissions Committee members within the department. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2020.  Personal or online interview will be required for acceptance into the program.

The following requirements must be provided:

  1. Preceptorship Program Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. A personal statement
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Copy of a Diploma of Dental Degree.
  6. If dental school training was not in English, applicant must provide TOEFL scores
  7. Official transcripts from all dental education completed. Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence. This coursework must be evaluated by one of the following services
  8. Non-refundable processing fee
  9. Non-US residents requiring a visa must provide a Certificate for Financial Responsibility.


Please refer to the following agencies for your credentialing evaluation:

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
(212) 966-6311

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 415070
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 289-3400

Foundation for International Services, Inc.
14926 35th Avenue West, Suite 210
Lynwood, Washington 98087
(425) 248-2255
(425) 248-2262 fax  

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