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Naval Postgraduate Dental School

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Address:8955 Wood RoadBethesda MD 20889
Program director:Susan E. Hinman, D.D.S., M.S.
Department/section chair:Calvin B. Suffridge, D.D.S., M.S.
Predoctoral director:N/A
Contact person:Terry D. Webb, D.D.S., M.S.
Application method:

Only active duty U.S. Navy eligible

Application submission:Hard copy
Application fee:$0
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:3
Part-time faculty members:2
Full-time Board certified:3
Part-time Board certified:1
Volunteer Board certified:1
Accept internationally trained dentists?No
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • M.S.
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 24
  • M.S.: 24
State license required?Yes
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?Yes, applicant must have an active license in at least one state
  • 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
Number of endodontic resident slots:9 over two years (first- and second-year students)
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-5
Tuition per year:$0
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$0
Salary amount:Resident is paid according to rank and time in service
Stipend amount:$0
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:M.S.
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:40%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:50%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5-10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:Residents share on-call responsibilities
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:National Naval Medical Center, Naval Postgraduate Dental School, Walter Reid National Military Medical Center
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:151-200
Research requirements:Manuscript suitable for publication
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Prosthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
  • Public Health
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Comprehensive Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pain
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Oral Medicine
Additional program highlights:

Pediatric dentists and orthodontists on site, every residency program is fully accredited

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