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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

(Accreditation and Certification by Amrita University)

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics curriculum meets all the standards set forth in the accreditation standards for advanced specialty education programs in maxillofacial prosthetics. All training faculty are experts who are well respected both nationally and internationally. The curriculum is divided into three basic elements based on Maxillofacial Prosthodontics curriculum followed at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) : (1) attendance of hospital rounds and conferences (head and neck surgery, radiation oncology, head and neck tumor board, craniomaxillofacial clinic and others); (2) assignment of patients in the maxillofacial prosthetic clinic; and (3) didactic course instruction provided during maxillofacial prosthodontic seminars. Each element is structured to maximize the experiences gained by each resident.

Aims and objectives of the course

General

  • To bring out well trained prosthodontists with adequate knowledge and technical skills to diagnose, treat and after care for patients requiring services of Maxillofacial Prosthetics & dental oncology and develop higher standards of clinical practice.

Specific

  • To provide advanced training in the diagnosis and supportive treatment of patients with maxillofacial anomalies.
  • Gain an understanding of how to appropriately interact with providers in other health science disciplines to plan and execute plans for rehabilitation of patients with congenital and acquired defects of mandible, maxilla, and facial areas.
  • Achieve in-depth understanding of hospital-based dentistry and dental oncology
  • Residents will have the opportunity to treat patients with severe oral and facial deformities from cancer, trauma, or congenital malformations. Training is enhanced by a modern and well-equipped facility.
  • Gain an understanding of virtual designing, planning and printing for craniofacial and reconstructive surgery.
  • Required course are presented in various phases of maxillofacial rehabilitation, including speech pathology, speech therapy, restoration of congenital and developmental defects, and restoration of various acquired maxillofacial defects.
  • Clinical training includes cleft palate prosthodontics and naso alveolar molding devices in children
  • Achieve in depth understanding of implant prosthodontics.
  • Residents are also afforded the opportunity to work with radiotherapists and evaluate and maintain the oral and dental health of patients before, during, and after their radiation therapy.
  • Residents work closely with surgical disciplines in restoring a variety of craniofacial prosthetics including construction of cranial and soft tissue implants, surgical obturators, surgical splints, Acrylic and silicone conventional and osseo integrated prostheses.
  • Gain an understanding of splint therapy & occlusal correction in internal derangement of TMJ.

Eligibility criteria

  • Essential: MDS Prosthodontics
  • Desirable: Interest in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics & Dental Oncology

Method of selection

  • Academic performance from undergraduate and post graduate program
  • Personal Interview
  • Recommendation letters

Duration of the course : 1 year
Closing date of application : 10/11/2021

Course starting in December 2021

To apply

Please send the following to: prosthodontics@aims.amrita.edu

Sub: MFP Fellowship

  1. Curriculum Vitae – include 2 referees, and list your publications in Vancouver citation style.
  2. Personal Statement to support your application (no more than 1000 words).

For further information

Institutions: Amrita School of Dentistry & Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Phone: +91 (484) 2851234, Ext: 8982 (Prosthodontics)
Course Chairman: Dr. Subramania Iyer
Program Director: Dr. Manju V