Accepting Applications for July 2024 Enrollment
(Six-Month Program | July 2024 through December 2024)
The Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics offers a 'fast-tracked' preceptorship program in prosthodontics that provides additional training in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. This program will enhance the preceptor's knowledge necessary for comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients dental prosthetic needs. This program is open to graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada.
This is a full-time preceptorship consisting of didactic and clinical aspects offered by the department. Due to the demands of the full-time program, outside activities that can interfere with the program are not permitted.
The goals of the six-months preceptorship are to:
1. Enable each participant to adequately diagnose edentulous, partial edentulous, and dentate patients requiring prosthodontic therapy
2. Enable each participant to successfully plan and sequence appropriate treatment.
Program participants are expected to obtain advanced knowledge in the following areas:
Clinical practice will be limited to observation and chair-side assistance with prosthodontic cases. Preceptors will get excellent opportunity to observe and learn variety of procedures as well as treatment philosophies from experienced prosthodontists. In addition, preceptors will also participate in multi-disciplinary case discussions and presentations.
PRECEPTORSHIP SCHEDULE (Didactic/Clinical):
Total Estimated Program Cost: $45,000
Includes fees for:
Professional Liability Insurance
Student Health Services
As the preceptorship is a non-accredited program, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry cannot provide financial assistance toward tuition and fees.
Acceptance into the program does not allow for refunds of any tuition and fees. Failure to make program payments in full will result in dismissal from the program.
Applicants are required to submit the following documentation along with the completed application:
Application deadline for January 2024 entry: August 1, 2023
Late applications will be accepted until August 31, 2023 with a $250 late fee.
Our preceptorships are not required for dentists (U.S. and/or internationally-trained) to apply for UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry Advanced Education programs.
Acceptance into a UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry preceptorship does not guarantee acceptance into any of our Advanced Education programs. Interested individuals must apply through standard procedures.
Our dental preceptorships do not award academic credit. Participants will receive a letter of completion upon completing the program.
For inquires regarding licensure in Texas, visit the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners website. Information about licensure in other states is available from the ADA website under 'licensures.
If you are a Non-U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident applicant, we will work with our Office of International Affairs to assist with the appropriate documentation needed for you to enter the U.S. to participate in the program.
The process can take between 8 - 12 weeks and must be completed before you enter the U.S. Please be aware that the Office of International Affairs will require you to submit documents of financial support in order to process a visa.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Contact the PACE Center for application process questions.
Prosthodontics Preceptorship Director:
Donald M. Belles, DDS
Contact Preceptorship Director for didactic and clinical questions.