Full Time: Yes
Program Duration: 3 years
As Wisconsin’s only dental school, we offer the most progressive, clinical laboratory and didactic training at a post-graduate level in fixed, removable, maxillofacial and implant prosthodontics. Every step you take in our program will be guided by faculty and practicing professionals who uphold Marquette’s vision: to train highly skilled oral health care practitioners to bring top-quality dental care to urban and rural communities across the country — and around the world. We’ll prepare you to enter practice immediately upon graduation.
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M.S Program Details
The purpose of the prosthodontic residency program is to provide progressive clinical, laboratory and didactic training, closely supervised, at the post-graduate level in fixed, removable, maxillofacial and implant prosthodontics. The interrelation of other medical/dental clinical specialties is also emphasized. The program integrates a research project in the biomedical sciences with a comprehensive clinical experience culminating in the award of a master of science in dentistry.
Our program is three years in length and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Successful completion leads to specialty certification and qualifies the graduate for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. The flexibility of the program permits the postdoctoral student to progress optimally, developing and building upon his or her background. Each student is assigned his/her own clinic operatory, study area and laboratory bench. The in-house laboratory is capable of fabricating all fixed and removable prostheses required in the program. Board-certified faculty and assisting staff support and advise students throughout all phases of prosthodontic treatment.
The program accepts two residents per year and typically begins in each June. Students must be in the area and settled before that time. There is a summer orientation with prosthodontic-specific material before core courses start.
To see the yearly program fee, click here. The fee is billed to the student each July, and special payment plans may be arranged with the Office of the Bursar. There are additional fees for dental instruments, equipment (articulator, clinical camera, surgical telescopes, etc.) and instrument rental.
State-of-the-Art Prosthodontic Facilities
See Application Details tab for the 2-step process
phone: (414) 288-7139
August 1st for program starting in June of the following year.
Applications are initially made through Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) of the American Dental Education Association. A complete application is required for consideration.
Once accepted into the program through ADEA PASS, you will need to complete the additional application requirements listed below.
Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
Dr. Geoffrey A. Thompson is the Program Director in the Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics at Marquette University. He received a B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida and attended Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he has earned a certificate in prosthodontics from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a M.S. degree in Dental Materials from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Thompson is a Director, American Board of Prosthodontics, Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Fellow in the American College of Prosthodontists and the Academy of Prosthodontics, and a Director and member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. Dr. Thompson is active with research, with over 60 peer-reviewed publications in print. He has a special interest in creating smiles, prosthodontist-driven implant placement, mechanical testing of materials and educating and training residents for board certification.