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Keesler Medical Center

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Address:301 Fisher StKeesler AFB MS 39534-2567
Program director:Jared W. Cardon, D.D.S.
Department/section chair:Jared W. Cardon, D.D.S.
Predoctoral director:Vacant
Contact person:Jared W. Cardon, D.D.S.
Program website: factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4972
Application method:

Accepts active duty Air Force dental officers only

Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:2
Part-time faculty members:0
Full-time Board certified:1
Part-time Board certified:0
Volunteer Board certified:0
Accept internationally trained dentists?No
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • Masters of Science in Oral Biology
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 24
  • Masters of Science in Oral Biology: 24
State license required?No, any active license from any state
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?Yes, any state license
  • Dental degree from any national or international dental school
  • Number of required letters of recommendation
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores along with minimum score, if required
  • GRE along with minimum score, if required
  • Must be active duty Air Force
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-4
Tuition per year:$0
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$0
Salary amount:Air Force salary
Stipend amount:$0
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:36.2%
Percent of time spent in research:5.8%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:54.3%
Percent of time spent in teaching:3.7%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:On-call seven consecutive days every 12 weeks
Clinical setting:Stand-alone dental facility
Affiliated institution:Louisiana State University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 250
Research requirements:Publishable manuscript
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • AEGD-2
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