The University of Louisville, founded in 1798, was the first city-owned university in the United States. The School of Dentistry is one of the nation's oldest, being continuously active since 1887. The School is located in the heart of Louisville, the nation's 17th largest metropolitan center. The city lies on the Ohio River and is a short distance from several other large cities including Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Nashville. The University has a strong tradition, and is committed to research, clinical and educational excellence.
Pre-doctoral enrolment at the School of Dentistry is at 120 students per year. In addition, the School is home to the complete range of accredited Advanced Education programs, a General Practice Residency and a nationally recognized Dental Hygiene program. As such the University of Louisville is a recognized referral center for the region, and programs treat a wide variety of complex patients in all disciplines, with a strong commitment to communication and an interdisciplinary philosophy. The School of Dentistry hosts a vibrant continuing education program.
ITI Scholarship Program
The Division of Prosthodontics, in the Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation (OHR), is responsible for coordinating the didactic and clinical aspects of predoctoral implant dentistry, and implant dentistry within the graduate programs. OHR also assumes responsibility for the ITI Scholarship Program with the school. The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the Division of Periodontics (OHR) are recognized for implant-based research and clinical activity. There is a strong postdoctoral and faculty commitment to collaboration. OHR is also home to the Oral Health and Systemic Disease Research group. With a focus on translational research this group will provide qualified Scholars with a focused research opportunity.
ITI Scholars will work in harmony with faculty and residents from all departments. Scholars may anticipate exposure to and direct clinical experience with a range of treatment indications for completely and partially edentulous patients, patients with elevated esthetic demands, and patients requiring a range of adjunctive procedures including augmentation.
Legal and Scholarship Center Requirements
The Commonwealth of Kentucky may provide limited licenses for appropriately credentialed candidates, allowing for the provision of clinical services under faculty supervision. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the receipt of appropriate visa and immigration status. The right to provide patient care under supervision is regulated by the Board of Dentistry, Commonwealth of Kentucky. Upon acceptance into the Scholarship Program, successful applicants must apply for and receive an appropriate student visa, and limited dental license at their own expense. Additional costs may include malpractice insurance. All living expenses while in the United States will be the responsibility of the Scholar.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation
Dean Morton, BDS, MS
Professor and Chair
Chairman, ITI Scholarship Program
501 S. Preston St.,
Louisville, KY 40202