This major is a program that focuses on the advanced study of the restoration and maintenance of teeth, oral function, and aesthetic form through the use of single or compound materials, structures, and artificial devices.
Includes instruction in implant dentistry, surgical procedures, denture design and fabrication, fixed and removable prosthodontics, restorative techniques, occlusion therapy and devices, geriatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and tempromandibular joint dysfunction.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology Major?
You will need years of advanced dental education (post-bachelor dental school plus 3 years additional) to earn the specialty degree in Prosthodontics. As a Prosthodontist you will manage patient dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing teeth and resolve jaw structure issues.
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