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National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Faculty of Dentistry, Postdoctoral and Research Division


About the Scholarship Center

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Scholarship Center program is housed primarily in the Postdoctoral and Research Division of the Faculty of Dentistry that has accumulated more than 20 years’ experience in implant dentistry. The Postdoctoral School of UNAM initiated its activities in 1975, and established its facilities on the central campus in 1984. It has two academic tracks, one for specialization and the other is a Master’s and PhD program.

Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year

The Scholar's time will be allocated to the activities below as follows (estimate):

  • 80% patient care
  • 20% research

ITI Scholars will strengthen and deepen their knowledge of implant dentistry, and hone their skills in the diagnosis, planning and implementation of treatment using dental implants in every phase of surgical and prosthodontic care through post-restoration maintenance and multidisciplinary care. They will also be able to spend time in the clinics at the Postdoctoral and Research Division and be active in the clinics closely involved with prosthetic rehabilitation with dental implants, such as Oral and Implant Prosthodontics, Periodontics and Implantology and the High Specialization Course in Implantology. They will also receive support from all of the other specialties required for the rehabilitation of their patients.

The ITI Scholar will interface with specialists from the Postdoctoral and Research Division and work closely together with every area of specialization, including endodontics, maxillofacial prosthetics, orthodontics, maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics and implantology, periodontology and implantology, high specialization in surgical and prosthetic implant dentistry, dental materials, advanced restorative dentistry, oral pathology and public health. The rehabilitation of patients requiring oral care is carried out in an integrated and interdisciplinary way and will further enhance the ITI Scholar's skills.

ITI Scholars will also be expected to become actively involved in all areas of care and research related to the field of implant dentistry and to complete a clinical- or laboratory-based research project during their time at the Scholarship Center. The UNAM has particular expertise in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics and dental materials.


Special requirements for this Scholarship Center

The right to work and study in Mexico is determined by Mexican Immigration laws. Mexico operates a Temporary Resident Visa (FM3) that is intended for people who wish to live or study in Mexico for between 6 months and 4 years. The Temporary Resident Visa is a renewable permit that gives the holder non-immigrant, temporary residency status. The visa can be issued for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years, can include work permits, and allows unlimited entry to and exit from Mexico. The right to provide patients with the full range of supervised treatment and care as a student, including surgical and prosthodontic care, is regulated by UNAM authorities. Once accepted by the ITI with proof of funding, the successful ITI Scholar must apply for a visa for Mexico.

The Scholarship Center requires a minimal level of implant dentistry experience. Applicants must speak Spanish; this is a prerequisite for obtaining the limited license necessary to work at the UNAM with patients. Non-native Spanish speakers are required to present un Examen de Posesión de la Lengua Extranjera (EPLE) certificate. For further information, please click here. The language certificate must be valid (no older than two years) at the time of application for the limited license. The ITI Scholar is responsible for organizing and providing the required language certificate. Additionally, the ITI Scholar must have good English writing and speaking skills.

Contact details

Chair: Prof. Dr. Alejandro Treviño Santos
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Facultad de Odontología
División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación
Circuito de la Investigación Científica s/n
Av. Universidad 3000
Ciudad Universitaria, Col, Copilco, Delegación Coyoacan,
c.p 04510 Ciudad de México
Distrito Federal
Email: [email protected]