Advanced Prosthodontics Residency

Welcome to Ohio State’s Advanced Prosthodontics Residency

The goal of the Advanced Prosthodontics Residency program is to assist motivated students in attaining excellence in clinical prosthodontics, prepare for careers in private practice, teaching and/or research, and become eligible for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics.

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Degree Granted

MS plus certificate*

Students Accepted


Program Length

36 months

Application Deadlines

Aug. 15 for PASS
Sept. 1 for college materials

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  • PASS application: yes
  • Post Doctoral National Matching Program: Yes (starting in 2017)
  • International students accepted: yes (TOEFL and NBDE Part 1 and 2 required)
  • Stipend: $14,184 during academic year 2022-23 (effective 8/16/22)
  • Fulfills requirements for eligibility to the American Board of Prosthodontics

How to Apply


Didactic courses for the Advanced Prosthodontics Residency are presented by means of lecture, seminar, literature review, demonstration and laboratory. They include:

  • dental ceramics
  • dental materials
  • fixed, removable, implant, and maxillofacial prosthodontics
  • head and neck anatomy
  • interdisciplinary relationships with residents in other specialties
  • occlusion and TMD
  • oral pathology
  • research design and statistics
  • implant surgery

Residency Benefits and Costs

Residents are appointed as Graduate Teaching Associates. This appointment provides a stipend of $12,853 during academic year 2020-21 (effective 8/16/20). In addition, half of the in-state and non-resident tuition will be waived. This support can be renewed annually (to a maximum of three years) depending on availability of funds and on positive teaching outcomes as reviewed annually by the program director. U.S. citizens may be eligible to apply for Ohio residency status after their fourth semester at Ohio State.

Residents must provide certain laboratory and clinical instrumentation. You will be given a list of specific items such as an intra-oral camera, one semi-adjustable articulator and other instruments. The approximate cost for all can vary. Also, it is highly recommended that you have your own laptop computer.

Additionally, attendance at some national meetings is desirable; travel and per diem costs are your responsibility. However, travel to the Annual American College of Prosthodontists and American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics meeting is typically supported by the program if project research findings are presented.

Clinical Experience

The clinical component of the program includes all phases of prosthodontics:

  • fixed prosthodontics
  • implant prosthodontics
  • complete denture prosthodontics
  • maxillofacial prosthetics
  • removable partial prosthodontics


Residents are appointed as part-time Graduate Teaching Associates. The teaching commitment is currently one/half to one day a week per semester.


Research leading to a thesis or a manuscript suitable for publication is required for the master's degree. Specific research time is made available to the resident to assist in the completion of the thesis research project. 

Contact Us

Departmental contact:

Damian Lee, DDS, MS, FACP
Associate Professor
Director, Advanced Prosthodontics Program
2039N Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 292-2013
Fax: (614) 292-9422

Admissions contact:

Jessica Maloney Almikhi
Program Coordinator
Office of Graduate Studies
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
305 W. 12th Ave
Columbus OH 43210


The Advanced Prosthodontics Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is:

Disclosure of Licensure and Certification Information

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at  Click on the link for State Dental Boards.