Retrospective Evaluation of the Status of Advanced Dental Education in Prosthodontics from 2006 to 2016

Foteini Touloumi, Judy Chia Chun Yuan, Adam Reshan, Alvin G. Wee, Cortino Sukotjo

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The aim of this study was to analyze information about advanced education programs in prosthodontics (AEPPs) collected in American Dental Association (ADA) surveys on advanced dental education from 2006-07 to 2016-17. Data recorded included number of AEPPs and information on program directors, applicants, and enrollees in AEPPs. The results showed that, from 2006 to 2016, there was an increase in the number of AEPPs and enrollment of prosthodontic residents, and the number of applicants per program more than doubled. Despite these increases, steps are needed to increase the number of underrepresented minority residents in prosthodontics. Also, a periodic survey of prosthodontic residents to identify their goals, experiences during training, and career plans could benefit the specialty by providing more insight into the future prosthodontic workforce.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)887-894
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of dental education
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

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Funding Information:
The data report for this article was generated by the Division of Education and Research of the American College of Prosthodontists.


  • advanced dental education
  • dental workforce
  • foreign dentists
  • prosthodontics
  • residents


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