University of Louisville, School of Dentistry

About the Scholarship Center

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 country’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.

Ovierview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year

The ITI Scholar will participate in the following clinical activities:

  • Treatment planning sessions
  • Observing clinical patient treatment
  • Assisting in patient treatment
  • Carrying out oral hygiene procedures
  • Treating patients under supervision
    • placing implants
    • restoring implants

The Scholar's time will be allocated to the activities below as follows (estimate):
70% patient care
30% research

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. The Division of Prosthodontics also assumes responsibility for the ITI Scholarship Program with the school. The Division of Periodontics (OHR department) is recognized for implant-based research and clinical activity, and has a strong postdoctoral and faculty commitment to collaboration with ITI Scholarship program. With a focus on translational research in the OHR department, qualified ITI Scholars will be provided with a focused research opportunity.

ITI Scholars will work in harmony with faculty and residents from the Division of Prosthodontics and the Division of Periodontics, and other departments within the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. ITI 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. Applicants with advanced graduate education in periodontics, prosthodontics or other significant restorative dentistry experience are preferred.

The ITI Scholarship program in the University of Louisville School of Dentistry has a contemporary approach to the use of digital technologies in implant dentistry, with virtual implant planning, computer-guided surgery, intraoral digital scanning and CAD/CAM prostheses fabrication. The ITI Scholarship program will also promote the Scholar’s knowledge and skill in implementing new and innovative techniques in their teaching and presentation practices.

Special requirements of this Scholarship Center

Applicants must hold a valid TOEFL or IELTS certificate (no older than two years) as proof of proficiency in English for non-native-English speakers by the beginning of the ITI Scholarship program. Applicants are recommended to have a cumulative score of: 100 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) or 7 overall band score on the IELTS. The Commonwealth of Kentucky may provide limited licenses for appropriately credentialed candidates, allowing for the provision of clinical services under faculty supervision. 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 visa, limited dental license, and malpractice insurance at their own expense. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the receipt of the appropriate visa and immigration status (for example, J-1 visa), and the right to come to work and study in the United States is determined by U.S. Immigration laws. All living expenses while in the United States will be the responsibility of the Scholar.

Contact details

University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Chairman: Wei-Shao Lin, DDS (Associate Professor)
Co-Chairman: Dean Morton, BDS, MS (Visiting Professor)

University of Louisville, School of Dentistry
Department of Oral Health and Rehabilitation
501 S. Preston St., Louisville, KY 40202, USA


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