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NSU College of Dental Medicine offers a comprehensive program in Advanced Prosthodontics. The program is fully accredited by the ADA.

The goal of the program is to assist motivated students in attaining excellence in clinical prosthodontics, prepare for careers in private practice, teaching and/or research, and become eligible for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics.

The clinical component of the program includes all phases of prosthodontics:

  1. complete denture prosthodontics
  2. fixed partial prosthodontics
  3. implant prosthodontics
  4. maxillofacial prosthetics
  5. removable partial prosthodontics

Didactic courses presented include:

  1. dental ceramics
  2. dental materials
  3. fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial prosthodontics
  4. head and neck anatomy
  5. interdisciplinary relationships with residents in other specialties
  6. occlusion and TMD
  7. oral pathology
  8. research design and statistics

Didactic courses are presented by means of lecture, seminar, literature review, demonstration and laboratory.

The 36 month program leads to a certificate of training in the specialty and an optional Masters of Science degree. Research leading to a thesis or a manuscript suitable for publication is required for the Master's degree. Specific research time is made available to the resident to assist in the completion of the thesis research project.

Though there is some rigidity to the program, a sincere effort will be made to tailor the program to the individual's areas of interest, depending on background, experience level, and educational goals. While not mandatory, we suggest that the applicant have dental experience beyond dental school, i.e. private practice, member of the Armed Forces, Public Health Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, general practice residency, or a teaching experience in prosthodontics. This experience often makes the advancement to the graduate level a more meaningful transition.

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Application Deadline

Prospective students must use the PASS application service to apply to the program. Only applications received from PASS will only be considered. PASS applications are due no later than August 18th to be considered for the class that begins the following July.


Nova Southeastern University requires certain additional materials, including a supplemental application, to support the materials from the PASS application.  Please note that the NSU admissions office will provide applicants with a link permitting access to completing and submitting the supplemental application only after the PASS application has been completed and received. NSU's postgraduate programs supplemental applications must be completed.

Please obtain a PASS application by writing:

Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS)
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 101
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 332-8790

Prospective students must submit the following to PASS to complete their application:

  1. Completed PASS application
  2. Official transcripts from your dental school
  3. Candidate essay
  4. Four (4) letters of recommendation/evaluation including one from the Dean of your dental school

For International Students:

  1. TOEFL examination scores
  2. Financial certification


Admissions questions should be directed to:

Calvin Mendes
HPD Admissions Counselor
Enrollment and Student Services
Nova Southeastern University
3200 S. University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
(954)-262-1108, Ext. 2-1108

Admission criteria are applied equally to all applicants regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, or religion. The University and the Department encourage minority students applications.

Niranjan Joshi BDS, MDS, MS, FACP
Director, Postgraduate Prosthodontics
Nova Southeastern University
College of Dental Medicine
3200 South University Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
Phone: (954) 262-4345
Fax: (954) 262-1782

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