DENTAL MEDICINE Health Professions Division | Students Entering 2022 Now Accepting Applications nova.edu NSU’s College of Dental Medicine
NSU dental medicine students treat more than 160 children annually at the student-led Give Kids A Smile event. THE NSU EDGE • low student-to-faculty ratio • advanced patient simulation technology • extensive resources • clinical experience • opportunities to aid urban and rural underserved populations • interprofessional service-learning • faculty and staff members who care about your success • commitment to developing students of academic and clinical distinction • track record for cultivating patient-focused leaders
Nova Southeastern University | 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the Dean ������������������������������������������������ 2 Prepare for a Dynamic Career ��������������������������������������4 Doctoral Program ������������������������������������������������������������ 5 Course of Study ���������������������������������������������������������� 7 Extramural Clinical Rotations �������������������������������� 10 Research ����������������������������������������������������������������������11 Admissions Requirements ���������������������������������������13 Application Procedures ������������������������������������������ 14 Tuition and Fees ���������������������������������������������������������16 Expenses and Financial Aid �������������������������������������18 International Dental Graduate Program ��������������� 20 Admissions Requirements ������������������������������������� 20 Application Procedures �������������������������������������������21 Tuition, Fees, and Expenses ����������������������������������22 Postdoctoral Programs ������������������������������������������������23 Programs and Courses ��������������������������������������������23 Admissions Requirements ������������������������������������� 30 Tuition and Fees ��������������������������������������������������������33 Dentistry Master of Science Degree ������������������������34 Admissions Requirements ��������������������������������������34 Tuition and Fees ��������������������������������������������������������34 Health Professions Division ����������������������������������������36 Message from the HPD Chancellor ����������������������36 Health Professions Division Fast Facts ����������������37 Campus Maps ������������������������������������������������������������38 NSU’s HPD Degree Programs ������������������������������� 40 NSU Recognitions ������������������������������������������������������� 44 All photos in this brochure were taken prior to February 2020.
2 | Dental Medicine MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN Welcome to the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine. Located in sunny South Florida, NSU provides one of the best academic environments in which to pursue a dental education. Founded in 1997, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine (CDM) has the distinction of being the first private dental college established in Florida. The college is part of a dynamic Health Professions Division at NSU that also includes six other distinctive colleges in the fields of osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, optometry, health care sciences, nursing, and allopathic medicine. Dental students take classes and interact with other health professional students in educational and clinical settings, community service activities, and social events. Our predoctoral students and postdoctoral residents represent the best of a highly competitive applicant pool. The college has postdoctoral specialty programs that include all dental subspecialties and offer certification as well as master’s degree options. Our diverse student body trains in a challenging learning environment with a dedicated and caring faculty. Committed to becoming outstanding and compassionate clinicians, as well as future leaders in their communities, NSU-CDM students actively lead and participate in various community programs. These include Give Kids A Smile Day, oral health education activities, and international medical outreach programs. NSU CDM’s internationally renowned faculty is committed to student success. Faculty members teach, provide patient care, conduct research, and contribute to the knowledge base that serves as the foundation for clinical dentistry. Contributing to this mission, the Mariani Family Distinguished Lecture Series attracts world-class scholars to our campuses to share new ideas with both faculty members and students. Innovation is ongoing at NSU-CDM. We continually bring new advances to our competency-based curriculum, and strengthen our team-based, comprehensive-care model of clinical education. The teaching of dentistry’s unprecedented, new technologies is at the core of NSU’s progressive curriculum. I am honored and proud to have assumed the role of dean of NSU’s College of Dental Medicine. As we move forward, we will continue to pursue excellence in all aspects of our mission. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to work with our talented and passionate students, faculty and staff members, and administrators. NSU-CDM will continue to serve our patients and dental community with pride. Steven I. Kaltman, D.M.D., M.D., FACS Dean, College of Dental Medicine
Nova Southeastern University | 3 “ Our diverse student body trains in a challenging learning environment with a dedicated and caring faculty.” — Steven I. Kaltman
4 | Dental Medicine PREPARE FOR A DYNAMIC CAREER At NSU’s College of Dental Medicine (CDM), students receive the education and training needed to develop into highly qualified practitioners capable of delivering comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. Career opportunities are almost limitless. Students can • establish a solo practice in urban, suburban, or rural environments • join an existing practice • serve in the military • teach other dental students • find a niche in governmental agencies or dental organizations There are also advanced education options. Students can go on to specialize in such fields as endodontics, oral pathology, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, or dental public health. Under the tutelage of NSU-CDM’s nationally recognized faculty, students can take their places as leaders among oral health care providers. PURPOSE NSU-CDM aims to educate students to become competent in all phases of the general practice of dental medicine and postdoctoral residents to become proficient in their respective specialty fields. The college is committed to ensuring graduates’ excellence in the art and science of dental medicine and their dedication to independent, lifelong learning. This mission requires graduates to be • knowledgeable in the biological sciences • clinically skilled • technologically proficient • compassionate • sensitive to the needs of the public • competent enough to join or work alongside an interdisciplinary primary care health team NSU-CDM fosters leadership and excellence in dental education through a commitment to • recruitment and retention of the highest caliber of self-motivated students, residents, and faculty members • innovative teaching methods, research, scholarship, professionalism, and ethical principles • continuing education • service to the local, national, and international communities • guidance on how to provide culturally sensitive care to underserved and special-needs populations
Nova Southeastern University | 5 DOCTORAL PROGRAM Did You Know? NSU’s College of Dental Medicine was the first private dental college established in Florida. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • NSU’s four-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) curriculum prepares students to meet primary and comprehensive oral health needs and advance career goals. • An innovative curriculum graduates competent clinicians devoted to primary and comprehensive care. • Courses in basic biomedical sciences prepare students to treat both physically well and medically compromised patients with assured quality care. • An early introduction to clinical settings enables students to achieve an understanding of the dynamics of the dentist/patient relationship. • Integrated instruction complements basic and behavioral sciences with information on management and delivery of dental health care. • A focus on teamwork positions students for success in an efficient and modern health care delivery system. • Faculty, staff, and administrative members pride themselves in addressing the health care needs in society and individual patients, as well as embracing the learning needs of dental students. CURRICULUM THEMES • Human Biology and Disease • Patient Care Foundations • Primary Care and Public Health • Clinical Practice of Dentistry CURRICULUM DELIVERY NSU’s core curriculum and honors and elective courses are delivered in varying formats of the traditional classroom, a simulation laboratory, campus-based clinics, and community-based clinics. Assessment-based recommendations are considered on an ongoing basis to ensure continuous quality improvement. For this reason, the curriculum is subject to change.
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Nova Southeastern University | 7 DOCTORAL PROGRAM COURSE OF STUDY YEAR 1 Courses include content in • Anatomy • Biochemistry and Nutrition • Cariology • Clinical Experience Rotation • Craniofacial Growth and Development • Dental Anatomy • Dental Biomaterials • Endodontics • Ethics and Professionalism • Fixed Prosthodontics • Histology • Immunology • Introduction to Clinical Periodontology • Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry • Introduction to Public Health • Microbiology • Multidisciplinary Introduction to Record Keeping • Neuroanatomy • Occlusion • Operative Dentistry • Oral Histology • Pathology • Periodontology • Periodontology Clinic • Physiology Content in courses may be separate, modified, and/or integrated to varying degrees with the four curriculum themes of Patient Care Foundations, Clinical Practice of Dentistry, Public Health and Primary Care, and Human Biology and Disease. YEAR 2 Courses include content in • Dental Biomaterials • Endodontics • Fixed Prosthodontics • Introduction to Comprehensive Treatment Planning and Electronic Health Record Training • Introduction to Oral Medicine • Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry • Introduction to Special Needs Dentistry • Laboratory and Clinical Applications of Occlusion • Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnosis • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery • Orthodontics • Pediatric Dentistry • Periodontology
8 | Dental Medicine • Periodontology Clinic • Pharmacology • Pharmacology, Analgesia, and Local Anesthesia • QA/Recare Clinical Rotation—Assessment of Treatment • Radiology • Radiology Preclinical Laboratory • Removable Partial and Complete Denture Prosthodontics • Comprehensive Patient Care ♦ Clinical Periodontology ♦ Clinical Restorative Dentistry ♦ Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics ♦ Clinical Removable Prosthodontics ♦ Clinical Endodontics ♦ Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ♦ Clinical Pediatric Dentistry YEAR 3 Courses include content in • Advanced Clinical Occlusion • Behavioral Science • Common Oral Conditions • Comprehensive Treatment Planning • Cosmetic Dentistry • Evidence-Based Dentistry in Clinical Practice • Implant Restorative Dentistry • Introduction to the Dental Profession • Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnosis • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery • Oral Medicine • Orthodontic Clinical Comanagement Program • Periodontology • Special Needs Dentistry • Temporomandibular Dysfunction • Comprehensive Patient Care ♦ Radiology Clinic ♦ Clinical Periodontology ♦ Clinical Restorative Dentistry ♦ Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics ♦ Clinical Removable Prosthodontics ♦ Clinical Endodontics ♦ Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ♦ Clinical Pediatric Dentistry ♦ QA/Recare—Assessment of Treatment ♦ Extramural Primary Care Rotations Course and curriculum outline are subject to change. DOCTORAL PROGRAM COURSE OF STUDY, continued
Nova Southeastern University | 9 YEAR 4 Courses include content in • Advanced Comprehensive Treatment Planning • Advanced Techniques in Pain and Anxiety Control • Clinical Oral Medicine Case Presentations • Oral Manifestations of Disease • Practice Management • Regional Board Preparation • Comprehensive Patient Care ♦ Radiology Clinic ♦ Clinical Periodontology ♦ Clinical Restorative Dentistry ♦ Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics ♦ Clinical Removable Prosthodontics ♦ Clinical Endodontics ♦ Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ♦ Clinical Pediatric Dentistry ♦ Clinical Emergency Dentistry ♦ QA/Recare—Assessment of Treatment ♦ Clinical Community Dentistry ♦ Extramural Primary Care Rotations • Honors Courses ♦ Honors Endodontics ♦ Honors Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ♦ Honors Oral Medicine ♦ Honors Pediatric Dentistry ♦ Honors Peer Tutoring ♦ Honors Periodontics ♦ Honors Program in Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics ♦ Honors Prosthodontics ♦ Honors Special Needs • Elective Courses ♦ Advanced Elective in Endodontics ♦ CAD/CAM Elective ♦ Cone Beam CT Elective ♦ Forensic Odontology Elective ♦ Practice of Well-Being, Happiness, and Resilience PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE Students provisionally admitted to a degree-seeking program based on a review of unofficial transcripts or other specific program admission requirements. However, this admission includes a condition that final and official transcripts, documents, and requirements must be received within 90 calendar days from matriculation. If these final and official transcripts, documents, and/or requirements are not received by that time, the student will not be allowed to continue class attendance. Financial aid will not be disbursed to a provisional/conditional student until he or she has been fully admitted as a regular student (all admissions requirements have been approved by the college/program admissions office). Students who have an unpaid balance 30 days from the start of the term will be assessed a $100 late fee.
10 | Dental Medicine DOCTORAL PROGRAM EXTRAMURAL CLINICAL ROTATIONS NSU’s extramural and community programs are designed to enhance students’ clinical skills, while exposing them to a broad spectrum of patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Students attend rotations in various clinics throughout their third and fourth years. These include • Community Health Centers • HIV Clinics • Department of Health Centers • Pediatric Facilities • Federally Qualified Health Centers NSU-CDM students providing dental treatment to patients are under the direct supervision of a faculty member. In addition, they are expected to comply with the general rules and dental ethics established by the American Dental Association and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. Through these experiential learning opportunities, students gain a better appreciation and understanding of how cultural and economic determinants affect the ways through which patients access and utilize dental care and how different environments require modification to the standard mode of delivery of dental services. Did You Know? NSU’s community outreach efforts include Give Kids A Smile Day, oral health education, international medical outreach trips, and Florida Mission of Mercy.
Nova Southeastern University | 11 DOCTORAL PROGRAM RESEARCH VISION The college’s vision is to develop, advance, and disseminate knowledge of oral health sciences and related fields to benefit society. OBJECTIVES The program strives to promote academic growth and scientific reputation through interdisciplinary research and the integration of basic, clinical, translational, public health, and educational research. NSU-CDM strives to be a global leader in research and education by collaborating and sharing information with other units within the university—as well as with other university, federal, and private organizations—enhancing our facilities, and recruiting distinguished faculty members. Both faculty members and students are engaged in research efforts that are directed toward meeting the needs of the health sciences community, as well as the public-at-large. Predoctoral students are encouraged to do research and have ample opportunity to get involved in research throughout the school year. All postdoctoral students must conduct research, and are encouraged to select research projects within their chosen specialty. Did You Know? Current research is focused around biomaterials, clinical product testing, regenerative medicine bioscience, epidemiology, and the health services.
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Nova Southeastern University | 13 DOCTORAL PROGRAM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS NSU’s College of Dental Medicine selects students based on • preprofessional academic performance • Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores • a personal interview • a written application and letters of evaluation Having a bachelor’s degree is preferred. REQUIREMENTS • Prior to matriculation, applicants must have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited college or university. Not more than 60 semester hours from community or junior college will be applied to the 90-semester-hour minimum. • S tudents should have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) and a science GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students must also have earned a grade of 2.0 or better in each of the required courses. REQUIRED COURSES SEMESTER HOURS Biology with lab 8 Chemistry with lab 8 Organic chemistry with lab 8 Physics with lab 8 Biochemistry 3 Microbiology 3 OTHER COURSES SEMESTER HOURS English 6 SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL PREPARATION Courses should be selected to give students as broad and liberal an education as possible. However, applicants are encouraged to take these specific upper-division courses in advanced sciences: anatomy, physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, histology, genetics, and immunology. Upon review of a student’s individual record, the Committee on Admissions may require additional coursework and testing as a condition of acceptance. The dean may evaluate an applicant’s qualifications and modify requirements in unusual circumstances. Inquiries only should be directed to Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Office of Admissions 3200 South University Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018 (954) 262-1101 or 877-640-0218
14 | Dental Medicine DOCTORAL PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCEDURES NSU uses the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). AADSAS does not take part in student selection. Applications are available from the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, sixth floor Washington, DC 20036-2212 (202) 667-1886 or 800-353-2237 adea.org 1. Apply to the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). Candidates may choose to either fill out an electronic application or download a paper application. 2. Send supporting documents listed below to AADSAS by November 15. • an AADSAS application • an official transcript from the registrar of each college or university in which the student was enrolled (mailed directly by the college to AADSAS) • evaluation forms • official Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores Transcripts can be sent electronically from the originating college/university to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of the completed AADSAS application, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine will forward an online, secondary application to the applicant. 3. Submit supplemental materials to Nova Southeastern University by December 15. • a completed secondary application The supplementary application should be submitted electronically. If that is not possible, contact the dental admissions office at (954) 262-1108. • a nonrefundable application fee of $50 • supplemental updates and documents • an evaluation by a preprofessional health adviser or committee from the applicant’s undergraduate institution, if it was not previously sent to AADSAS If this evaluation cannot be provided, three individual letters of evaluation from undergraduate instructors (two science instructors and a liberal arts instructor), if they were not previously submitted to AADSAS, may be sent to NSU. If possible, these letters should be from faculty members who know the applicant’s scholastic STEPS SUMMARY 1. Apply to the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS). 2. Send supporting documents to AADSAS. • an AADSAS application • all official transcripts • evaluation forms • official Dental Admission Test (DAT) scores 3. Submit supplemental materials to NSU no later than December 15. 4. Participate in a personal interview, if offered.
Nova Southeastern University | 15 abilities and personal character; otherwise, they should be from individuals (nonrelatives) who can provide an evaluation to the Committee on Admissions. • a letter of evaluation from a dentist (highly recommended, but not required) Supplemental information or application updates can be mailed to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services College of Dental Medicine, Office of Admissions 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 4. Participate in a personal interview, if offered. Upon receipt of the completed application and the required credentials, the Committee on Admissions will select applicants for interview. Those selected will be notified in writing of the time and place. All applicants who are admitted by the college must be interviewed, but an invitation to appear for an interview should not be construed by the applicant as evidence of acceptance. Notice of acceptance or other action by the Committee on Admissions will be on a rolling or periodic schedule; therefore, early completion of the application is in the best interest of the student. A final transcript, documenting all courses taken, must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions prior to matriculation. ✔ TIP Incomplete applications will not be considered. If your file will not be complete prior to the deadline, please attach a statement to the NSU-CDM supplemental application for admission explaining what documents will be submitted after the deadline and the reasons for their delay. Decisions to review late applications are at the discretion of the Committee on Admissions. Did You Know? The deadline for NSU’s College of Dental Medicine’s supplementary application is December 15.
16 | Dental Medicine Tuition for 2022–2023 will be posted online at dental.nova.edu. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. IN-STATE/OUT-OF-STATE TUITION Eligible students must request in-state tuition on their application. For tuition pur- poses, a student’s Florida residency status (in-state or out-of-state) will be determined at initial matriculation and will remain the same throughout the entire enrollment of the student at NSU. Accordingly, tuition will not be adjusted as a result of any change in residency status after initial enrollment registration. TUITION AND FEES SCHEDULE Annual Fees • Dental General Access Fee—$145 • NSU Student Services Fee—$1,500 • Technology Fee—$500 • Histology Fee—$100 • CDM American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Fee—$100 Initial Fees • Acceptance Fee—$1,000 Required to reserve a place in the entering first-year class, this advance payment will be deducted from the tuition payment due on registration day, but is nonrefundable in the event of a withdrawal. ACCEPTANCE DATE DUE DATE On or after December 1 within 30 days On or after January 1 within 30 days On or after February 1 within 15 days After April 15 immediately • Preregistration Fee—$1,000 This is due March 15 under the same terms as the acceptance fee. First Semester’s Tuition and Fees • Total, less the $2,000 previously paid • Due at the time of matriculation Subsequent Semesters’ Tuition and Fees Tuition for each subsequent semester is due on or before the appropriate registration day. FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS NSU-CDM students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have been met. A commitment to meet financial responsibilities throughout all four years of training is important. These responsibilities include tuition, living expenses, books, equipment, and miscellaneous expenses. DOCTORAL PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES
Nova Southeastern University | 17 STUDENT HOUSING Numerous apartments, condominiums, and other rental facilities are located near campus. Information concerning housing may be obtained by contacting Nova Southeastern University Office of Residential Life and Housing 3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796 (954) 262-7052 INSURANCE REQUIREMENT Each NSU-CDM student is also required to carry adequate personal medical and hospital insurance. Students may avail themselves of the hospitalization insurance plan obtainable through the university.
18 | Dental Medicine DOCTORAL PROGRAM EXPENSES AND FINANCIAL AID NSU-CDM students should anticipate the following approximate expenses: Did You Know? Opportunities for a limited number of part-time work assignments are available. However, the demands of a program of professional study limit the number of hours that a student can work. Books and Supplies First year $7,000 Second year $4,800 Third year $2,700 Fourth year $2,600 Instrument Management Fees First year $5,000 Second year $3,500 Third year $2,000 Fourth year $0 (Fourth year $2,000, begins FY 2023) Other Costs First year $3,100 Second year $4,040.50 Third year $4,250 Fourth year $7,000 Students will be required to have a personal laptop that meets needed specifications to accommodate the program requirements. These specifications will be sent to students under separate cover upon final acceptance. These costs are equivalent to those at other private dental schools. Living expenses in South Florida are approximately $36,000 for a 12-month academic year. The primary financial responsibility for a student’s education rests with the student and his or her family. However, economic circumstances for some families may make it necessary for the student to obtain assistance from other sources. ✔ TIP NSU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance helps as many qualified students as possible. Loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students. Visit nova.edu/financialaid for a description of these financial assistance programs. For general information about financial aid, call 800-806-3680.
Nova Southeastern University | 19 Did You Know? NSU’s College of Dental Medicine is proud to announce the expansion of its D.M.D. program to its Tampa Bay Regional Campus. The 39-month Advanced Standing Program for International Dental Graduates (IDG) will increase the program’s enrollment to 35 international dental graduates per year and now be housed on the Tampa Bay Regional Campus in Clearwater, Florida. The 19,000-square-foot space will house a 64-chair, student clinic; a simulation lab; and dedicated, supporting offices and classrooms. The curriculum offered at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus will be the same as the college’s current D.M.D. program. Delivery of instruction will be accomplished through a combination of videoconferencing, lecture capture, and on-site lectures and labs. These capabilities are already in place and being utilized by other NSU HPD programs. The Tampa Bay Regional Campus has the capacity to simultaneously videoconference live lectures on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. The on-site faculty and Office of Information and Innovation Technology personnel will monitor large group lectures at the campus. The clinical and preclinical skills programs will replicate the program provided at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. In addition to the state-of-the-art, fully digitalized facility that the campus offers, the surrounding communities have the potential to provide NSU’s IDG students with a robust patient population, ensuring students have the ability to achieve a competencybased, comprehensive-care patient experience. The Tampa Bay area also has great potential for community rotations that will provide NSU-CDM students with the opportunity to acquire additional experiences with selected special-needs populations. Advanced standing studentsmust demonstrate the same standards of competence that their programcounterpartsmust meet to earn an NSU-CDMD.M.D. degree. This is evidenced by passing outcomes onmultiple formative and summative assessments to showprogress toward attaining competency and ultimately demonstratingmastery of those competencies.
20 | Dental Medicine INTERNATIONAL DENTAL GRADUATE PROGRAM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS NSU-CDM selects students based on • academic records • letters of evaluation • a minimum qualifying score of 80 (computer generated) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) • a Pass score on Part I of the National Board Dental Examination or the Integrated National Board Dental Examination • a translated GPA of the U.S. equivalent of 3.0 • a personal interview • a psychomotor bench test Bench Test and Interview The psychomotor bench test and interview may include the following: typodont tooth preparation for amalgam and typodont tooth preparation for a full metal crown. To participate in the bench test, a qualifying score on the TOEFL Exam and the National Board of Dental Examination, Part I, or Integrated National Board Dental Examination, must be received by the Office of Admissions prior to the date of the bench test examination. All materials needed for the above will be provided by NSU-CDM. The fee for this psychomotor bench test is $2,500. This fee is in addition to the tuition for the international dental graduate program. In 2023, the fee for this psychomotor bench test will be $3,000.
Nova Southeastern University | 21 INTERNATIONAL DENTAL GRADUATE PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCEDURES A. Apply to the Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID). Candidates need to fill out the electronic application at adea.org or go directly to caapid .liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login. B. Send supporting documents listed below to CAAPID by November 15. 1. a CAAPID application 2. an official transcript from each college, professional school, or university attended, if coursework was taken at a U.S. institution 3. an official course-by-course evaluation and cumulative GPA Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below. World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 wes.org Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102nd Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 (fax) email@example.com • jsilny.org Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official, course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to CAAPID. 4. an official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 5. scores for Part I of the National Dental Board Examination or Integrated National Dental Board Examination Applicant must request the scores be forwarded from the secretary of the National Board of Dental Examiners, located at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, to CAAPID. Submit PART II scores also, if taken. 6. three professional letters of recommendation Letters may be completed by dental school faculty members who are well acquainted with the applicant’s abilities or by individuals who can provide information relevant to applicant’s potential. Upon receipt of the completed CAAPID application, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine will forward an online secondary application to the applicant. The applicant should submit the following materials to Nova Southeastern University no later than December 15: • completed secondary application • nonrefundable application fee of $50 • supplemental updates and documents Supplemental information and/or application updates can be mailed to Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services (EPS) 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905
22 | Dental Medicine INTERNATIONAL DENTAL GRADUATE PROGRAM TUITION, FEES, AND EXPENSES TUITION Tuition for 2022–2023 will be posted online at dental.nova.edu. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. FEES Annual Fees • Dental General Access Fee—$145 • NSU Student Services Fee—$1,500 • Technology Fee—$500 • CDM American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Fee—$100 Initial Acceptance/Preregistration Fee—$2,000 • Required to reserve the accepted applicant’s place in the international dental graduate class • Deducted from the tuition payment due upon registration • Not refundable in the event of withdrawal First Semester’s Tuition and Fees • Total, less the $2,000 previously paid • Due on or before registration day Subsequent Semesters’ Tuition and Fees • Due on or before the appropriate registration day FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS NSU-CDM students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have been met. A commitment to meet financial responsibilities throughout all four years of training is important. These include tuition, living expenses, books, equipment, and miscellaneous expenses. INSURANCE REQUIREMENT Each NSU-CDM student is required to carry adequate personal medical and hospital insurance. Students may avail themselves of the hospitalization insurance plan obtainable through the university. ADDITIONAL EXPENSES Upon entering the program, students will purchase all necessary instruments, equipment, and an NSU-specific iPad required for all entering predoctoral students.
Nova Southeastern University | 23 POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMS PROGRAMS AND COURSES NSU-CDM offers postdoctoral specialty training programs. Focus areas include • advanced education in general dentistry* • endodontics* • oral and maxillofacial surgery* • orthodontics* • pediatric dentistry* • periodontology* • prosthodontics* • a Master of Science (M.S.) degree NSU’s programs are supervised by board-certified and educationally qualified dental specialists. Detailed information may be obtained from the Office of the Dean. *These programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. POSTDOCTORAL CORE COURSES Year 1: Semester 1 COURSE # COURSE TITLE CDM 5000 Advanced Dental Radiology CDM 5002 Research Design CDM 5003 Advanced Microbiology and Cell Biology CDM 5004 Advanced Oral Histology and Embryology CDM 5006 Fundamentals of Biostatistics CDM 5008 Advanced Medical Physiology CDM 5106 Advanced Oral Medicine and Pharmacology CDM 5109 Ethics and Jurisprudence Year 1: Semester 2 COURSE # COURSE TITLE CDM 5001 Advanced Dental Materials CDM 5102 Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology CDM 5103 Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy Lecture Series CDM 5104 Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy Lab Series Did You Know? NSU-CDM developed postdoctoral specialty training programs starting in the fall of 1997.
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Nova Southeastern University | 25 POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMS PROGRAMS AND COURSES, continued ADVANCED EDUCATION IN GENERAL DENTISTRY (AEGD) Highlights • The Department of Restorative Sciences and Public Health Dentistry offers an accredited, one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD 1) residency program with an optional second year (AEGD 2). • The didactic portion of the program includes a core science curriculum designed to provide all postdoctoral students with an advanced interdisciplinary education and a detailed general practice curriculum for AEGD residents. • The AEGD 2 program includes a didactic and clinical curriculum beyond the scope of practice of the AEGD 1 program. • Off-site rotations are included to expand the range of experiences available. Residents’ knowledge and patient-management skills are gained through an advanced, multidisciplinary approach, working primarily with NSU-CDM faculty members, as well as additional resources in NSU and at affiliated programs and sites. • The program is tuition based and offers no stipend; however, professional liability insurance is provided. Information about occupations related to this certificate program and length of the program can be found at dental.nova.edu/aegd/tuition.html. POSTDOCTORAL ENDODONTICS Highlights • This 24-month certificate program is designed to fulfill the specialty certification of the American Board of Endodontics. • Clinical experience is combined with didactic instruction. • Joint conferences with other disciplines—such as periodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, otolaryngology, and neurology—provide a well-rounded basis to diagnose and treat conditions in the head and neck region. • This educational program includes a wide spectrum of historical, classical, and contemporary experiences supported by research and advanced technologies. The clinical portion of the program is technologically oriented, providing the student with modern concepts within the full scope of endodontic treatment, including rotary NiTi instrumentation, microscopes, electronic apex locators, guided tissue regeneration, ultrasonics, and use of digital radiography (including cone beam computed tomography). The didactic portion of the program includes a core curriculum designed to provide all postdoctoral students with a basic interdisciplinary education and a detailed endodontic curriculum that concentrates heavily on knowledge of the literature. Information about occupations related to this certificate program, program cost, and length of the program can be found at dental.nova.edu/endo/tuition.html.
26 | Dental Medicine POSTDOCTORAL ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Highlights • This four-year clinical and didactic program is sponsored by NSU-CDM and offered in conjunction with Broward Health Medical Center. • It is designed to meet the accreditation standards set forth by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and the certification requirements of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. • It provides residents with a broad academic and didactic experience in the complete spectrum of oral and maxillofacial surgery. • It is designed to develop the clinical, academic, and communicative skills that will provide for diversified career options. • Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue a contemporary, full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery practice and be prepared for licensure and the rigors of specialty board examination. Rotations To increase the scope of training and to maximize available clinical exposure, students rotate through a multihospital network, including two level-one trauma centers and two outpatient clinics. Residents will gain experience in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with particular strengths in the areas of maxillofacial trauma, head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstruction, cleft and craniofacial surgery, cosmetic maxillofacial surgery, temporomandibular joint procedures, and implant surgery. Residents are assigned to formal rotations in anesthesia, medicine, general surgery, trauma surgery, and facial plastic and cosmetic surgery. Information related to this certificate program, program cost, and length of the program can be found at dental.nova.edu/oralsurgery. POSTDOCTORAL ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS Highlights • This 36-month, combined certificate-master’s degree program is designed to fulfill the specialty certification requirements of the American Board of Orthodontics, with an emphasis on clinical training. • O ne component includes comprehensive lectures in the relevant basic sciences, as well as seminars and case conferences in the clinical art and science of orthodontics. • The second component includes clinical treatment of adults, adolescents, and children to enable students to gain knowledge and develop proficiency in the use of basic edgewise and other appliances, including Invisalign treatment. • Interdisciplinary conferences and coordinated treatment procedures of complex cases with postdoctoral endodontic, periodontic, prosthodontic, and surgical residents are part of the educational experience. • Students treat orthognathic surgical cases and participate in monthly dentofacial anomalies conferences with surgical residents. In addition, students get exposure to cleft and craniofacial team experiences. Information about occupations related to this certificate program, program cost, and length of the program can be found at dental.nova.edu/ortho/tuition.html. POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMS PROGRAMS AND COURSES, continued
Nova Southeastern University | 27 POSTDOCTORAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Highlights • This 24-month, postdoctoral program is designed to prepare students to fulfill the specialty certification of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. • The program consists of lectures, seminars, and multidisciplinary conferences related to pediatric patients and their dentistry treatments. • Students are trained in hospital and operating room protocol, including the use of general anesthetics, and also serve as instructors in the predoctoral laboratory and clinic. • An original research project must be completed by each student. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, a certificate in pediatric dentistry is awarded. The application deadline for all required materials is August 1. Information about occupations related to this certificate program, program cost, and length of the program can be found at dental.nova.edu/pediatrics/tuition.html. Did You Know? Orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedics residents are required to complete their dentistry M.S. degree to receive their certificate. They will be responsible for all additional fees associated with attaining their master’s degrees.
28 | Dental Medicine POSTDOCTORAL PERIODONTOLOGY Highlights • This 36-month advanced specialty education program is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for successful careers in clinical practice, research, and/or education. • The didactic portion includes core courses, as previously listed, and small group seminars in classic literature, current literature, implant dentistry, immunology of periodontal diseases, advanced treatment planning, advanced surgical therapy, and intravenous moderate sedation. • Clinical experiences are strongly emphasized in all aspects of surgical and nonsurgical periodontal therapy, as well as implant dentistry—which includes the restorative and surgical aspects. • Graduates are well prepared to successfully complete the examinations for Board Certification by the American Board of Periodontology. More information related to this certificate program, program cost, and length of the program can be found at dental.nova.edu/periodontics/tuition.html. ✔ TIP Most NSU-CDM graduates take their board exams within one year of graduation. POSTDOCTORAL PROSTHODONTICS Highlights • This 36-month postdoctoral program is open to all dental school graduates. • Internship or residency experience is preferred, but not required. • In addition to the didactic core curriculum, the program offers a series of in-depth seminars covering all aspects of prosthodontics, implant dentistry, periodontics, and state-of-the-art technology on digital dentistry. • Students are expected to become competent in the placement and restoration of dental implants. • Students are prepared and encouraged to pursue specialty certification of the American Board of Prosthodontics. Information about occupations related to this certificate program, costs, length of the program, and the Master of Science degree can be found at dental.nova.edu/prosthodontics/tuition.html. POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMS PROGRAMS AND COURSES, continued
Nova Southeastern University | 29 DENTISTRY MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE Highlights • The goal of this degree program is to provide advanced training in study design and research methodology to students enrolled in one of NSU-CDM’s postdoctoral programs. • All master’s degree candidates are required to complete a core curriculum of courses, emphasis tract courses, a research study, and a research thesis. • Topics selected for research in this program may vary widely and include aspects of advanced biological science, material science, oral health epidemiology, and issues related to oral health and disease. • Graduates will have learned critical thinking and developed skills enabling pursuit of further research activities and academic careers. • Postdoctoral students enrolled in the master’s degree program are expected to concurrently fulfill the requirements for both the postdoctoral program certification and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree research program. The orthodontic and operative dentistry departments require completion of the Master of Science degree in partial fulfillment of the postgraduate certificate program graduation requirements. However, postgraduate students enrolled in any of the other NSU-CDM postgraduate departments may apply and participate in the M.S. program as well. Application to the M.S. program is made through the online application web portal. Final decisions regarding a student’s participation in this master’s degree program are at the dean’s discretion. POSTDOCTORAL ANTICIPATED EXPENSES Equipment costs for each program will be equal to or less than the average for all U.S. dental schools. Did You Know? NSU-CDM residents in advanced education in general dentistry, endodontics, periodontology, postdoctoral pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics can all concurrently obtain the dentistry Master of Science degree while earning their specific program certificate. Did You Know? It is anticipated that NSU-CDM students who are accepted into the master’s degree program will complete the program requirements within two to three years.
30 | Dental Medicine POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMS ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS NSU-CDM selects students based on • application content • academic record • letters of recommendation • personal interview Most of our programs utilize the PASS application process, with the exception of endodontics. An NSU College of Dental Medicine application for postdoctoral students is required for all specialties. Please refer to the program-specific requirements located online at dental.nova.edu. Prior to matriculation, applicants must have completed a D.M.D., D.D.S., or equivalent degree. The applicant must send, or arrange to have sent, the following to NSU EPS at the address on the next page: 1. the completed NSU College of Dental Medicine application for postdoctoral students (Applicants accepted to the postdoctoral operative dentistry, the postdoctoral orthodontics, and dentofacial orthopedics programs must also complete and submit an NSU application for the dentistry Master of Science Program.) 2. a nonrefundable application fee of $50 3. an official transcript from each college, professional school, or university attended (The final transcript from the college or school of dental medicine must certify completion of the dental degree.) Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to NSU’s Enrollment Processing Services. World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 wes.org Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102nd Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org • jsilny.org Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org 4. official National Board of Medical Examiners Comprehensive Basic Science Examination scores (postdoctoral oral and maxillofacial surgery applicants only)nova.edu