The scholarship program at the University of Connecticut encompasses a flexible, scholar-driven program of clinical and didactic education and research in implant dentistry. Scholars share their time between the Divisions of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Prosthodontics Surgical and prosthodontic experience is provided. Scholars can expect to gain extensive surgical experience, primarily as surgical assistants to OMFS faculty and will gain experience as prosthodontic treatment providers for selected cases, with observation and exposure to a wide variety of prosthodontic and surgical clinical situations. There is an excellent opportunity for potential research participation in ongoing basic science, mechanical, or clinical research projects. It must be emphasized that the scholar's program year will reflect the scholar's personal wish for experience. Those wishing to further their surgical exposure will spend more time with the surgical faculty while those interested in prosthodontics will spend the majority of their time in the prosthodontic clinic. Scholars will participate in case conference and treatment planning seminars as well as other didactic exposure as agreed to between faculty and the scholar. The key to this scholarship opportunity is flexibility in surgical and prosthodontic experience.
The right to come to work and study in the United States is determined by U.S. Immigration laws. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the receipt of appropriate visa and immigration status. The candidate must be able to obtain J-1 visa. Applicants must hold a TOEFL or IELTS certificate as proof of proficiency in English for non-native-English speakers by the beginning of the ITI Scholarship program.
The starting date of the scholarship is usually in September but is negotiable.
University of Connecticut (USA)
School of Dental Medicine
Department of Craniofacial Sciences
Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Chairman: Dr. David M. Shafer
Division of Oral Rehabilitation/Division of Prosthodontics
Chairman: Professor Thomas D. Taylor
263 Farmington Avenue, MC-1720
Farmington, CT 06030-1720