Curriculum of the Program
We expect your devotion to a continuous self education with
- Library of the University and the Dental School including recommended text books,
- International Journals in open access as well as National and University licence,
- ELPs Teachnet and ILIAS à provided by the Department
Your attendance of main and special lectures is mandatory during our students` semester (Mid of April till End of July and Mid of October till End of February) encompassing the basics and advanced technologies in prosthodontics. This ensures your knowledge to solve cases with a rising complexicity.
Furthermore, the lectures are basis for continuous seminars on prosthodontic topics held by senior lecturers.
If you want to pass the examination as a Specialist, your attendance of the annual meetings of the German Society for Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials (DGPro) is obligatory. Optional you are also welcome to visit the annual meetings of the Working Group Dental Technology (ADT) or German Society for Implantology (DGI).
You are required to publish at least two publications as a first or senior author to be allowed for the examination as a "Qualified Specialist in Prosthetics". Thus, the curriculum encompasses own research which is exspected to be carried out under supervision by the candidate.
The Section Medical Materials Science and Technology (Head: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Ing. J. Geis-Gerstorfer) provides the opportunity to participate in research projects and to work on biomaterial related topics, with the aim to publish the results. Furthermore, the Section MWT offers participation in seminars with the possibility to present and discuss research methods and results and to gain teaching experience.
The Study Centre for Medical Devices provides support for clinical trials and research with patients (clinical study). However, application and conduction of a clinical trial is timely and longlasting due to administrative and ethical regulations. If you bring a research protocol with you we will check directly after you started the program if this can be realized during your stay.
Option: Doctoral thesis
Candidates who wish to qualify further academically, may apply for a dissertation topic. The doctoral thesis consists of clinical studies or of laboratory scientific work. The latter is performed in the physico-chemical and biological laboratories of Section Medical Materials Science and Technology.
Prerequisite to this ambitious, in most cases experimental work, besides different scientific skills, are four verbal examinations in the four major disciplines of the German Dental Education Programm (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Operative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics).
The doctoral program is implemented within the Postgraduate Program in Prosthodontics.
Starting out with the shadow program of clinical procedures of staff members (fixed/removable partial Prosthodontics without/with implants) you get familiar with the workflow, medical devices and prosthetic approaches used in our department.
Followed by a training of various preparation designs in different preclinic settings (start/duration according individual skills of the program participant) you prepare your first cases.
Every case will be prepared, discussed and reviewed with senior staff members, tutors or supervisors. This ensures a close supervision and pushes the learning curve from simple to compex cases. Furthermore this prepares you for the application to the examination.
Our aim is to guide you as fast as possible into a supervised patient treatment with own consultation hours, patients and a dental nurse. However, the beginning and the kind of treatments you start out with depends on your German speaking ability as well as the dental skills and knowledge.