USC University of Southern California

Prosthodontics

The 36-month course in prosthodontics teaches didactic and clinical skills leading to competency in the specialized practice of prosthodontics. The program provides a basic science foundation for clinical and technical skills, incorporating studies in physical diagnosis, anatomy, oral pathology, pharmacology, and oral biology.

Since proficiency in all elements of prosthodontics is required, equal emphasis is placed on fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics. Periodontally compromised patients are frequently encountered, so the program is allied with the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s advanced program in periodontics; integrated patient care is stressed.

Application Deadlines

USC application deadline: December 15
PASS deadline: December 1

How to Apply

The Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses the American Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service’s (PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs.

In addition to the PASS application, all Prosthodontics Program applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $85 ($145 for international applicants) to the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s Office of Admissions. We will accept a personal check, cashier/bank check or money order made payable to USC. Please indicate the program you are applying to on the check.

Mail your supplementary packet, all in one envelope, to:
Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Office of Admissions
File No. 121452
Los Angeles, CA  90074-2145

Cost of Attendance

This program does not provide a stipend.

Estimated cost of attendance for 2013-2014

Direct Costs Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Tuition $77,588 $77,588 $77,588
Health Insurance $1,519 $1,519 $1,519
Student Health Center Fee $740 $740 $740
Disability Insurance $72 $72 $72
Topping Student Aid Fund $16 $16 $16
Graduate Orientation Fee $50 $0 $0
Grad Student Programming Fee $75 $75 $75
Grad Student Services Fee $25 $25 $25
Total Direct Costs $80,085 $80,035 $80,035
Allowances for Indirect Costs
Room and Board $21,072 $21,072 $21,072
Transportation $3,060 $3,060 $3,060
Personal/Misc $2,436 $2,436 $2,436
Estimated Cost of Attendance $106,653 $106,603 $106,603

U.S. Department of Education Disclosure

Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Classification Code: 29-1024
Dept of Labor Standard Occupational Profile: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1024.00
On-Time Completion Rate: 0%
Tuition and Fees: $230,771
Equipment and Supplies: $5,276
Job Placement Rate: Not Available
Median Loan Debt
  Federal: $231,012
  Private: $227,964
  Other: Zero

Financial Aid

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Health Requirements

Please note that all matriculating students must comply with the university’s health requirements.