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Purpose and Program Details

The purpose of the Prosthodontic residency program is to provide progressive clinical, laboratory and didactic training, closely supervised, at the post-graduate level in fixed, removable, maxillofacial and implant prosthodontics. The interrelation of other medical/dental clinical specialties is also emphasized. The program integrates a research project in the biomedical sciences with a comprehensive clinical experience culminating in the award of a Master of Science in Dentistry.

Our program is three years in length and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Successful completion leads to specialty certification and also qualifies the graduate for examination by the American Board of Prosthodontics. The flexibility of the program permits the postdoctoral student to progress optimally, developing and building upon his or her background. Each student is assigned his/her own clinic operatory, study area, and laboratory bench. The in-house laboratory is capable of fabricating all fixed and removable prostheses required in the program. Board certified faculty and assisting staff support and advise students throughout all phases of prosthodontic treatment.


The program accepts two residents per year and typically begins in June each year.  Students must be in the area and "settled" prior to that time. There is a Summer Orientation prior to the start of the "Core" courses, and prosthodontic specific material. To see the yearly program fee, click here.  The fee is billed to the student in July of each year and special payment plans may be arranged with the Bursar's office. There are additional fees for dental instruments, equipment (articulator, clinical camera, surgical telescopes, etc) and instrument rental. 


Marquette has a state of the art facility dedicated to prosthodontics.  The department uses digital radiography and all patient records are electronic.  The clinic features daylight corrective overhead lighting and north facing windows so that optimal esthetic outcomes may be realized.  The abundance of natural lighting in the clinic and in the laboratory relaxes the patients and the providers.  The department has its own implant surgical suite for placing implants within our clinic.  Modern technology is available to plan implant placement, guide surgery and design restoration of implants and natural teeth.  Cone beam CTs are acquired at our institution.

Program Strengths

  • Small program, one-on-one education
  • Highly motivated faculty and staff
  • Strong biomaterials research capabilities
  • Full-time in house certified dental laboratory technician
  • Large patient population