Prosthodontics Residency


The primary objective of the Graduate Program in Prosthodontics, through an organized, advanced and comprehensive curriculum, is to prepare dentists for the contemporary specialty practice of Prosthodontics.  The program is designed to produce clinicians proficient in a range of procedures characteristic of the discipline.  By integrating courses in behavioral and biological disciplines, in additional to clinical experience, graduates will also become competent at research and teaching.

Note: The Division of Prosthodontics also offers a one-year internship for domestic and international candidates that involves most classroom and laboratory aspects of Prosthodontic education except for direct patient care in the clinic. 

Clinical & Research Facilities

Clinic and research facilities are housed primarily in the School of Dentistry which is located in the Health Sciences Center of the University of Louisville. The Kornhauser Health Sciences Library is a common facility shared by all components of the Center. It houses a collection of more than 250,000 volumes and 1200 current periodicals, as well as offering a wide variety of library support services.

Educational Program

The Graduate Program in Prosthodontics is accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education. View all School of Dentistry accreditation information.

The program begins on July 1, and continues through 36 calendar months. The program is designed to fulfill the requirements of the American Board of Prosthodontics for a certificate in prosthodontics, along with the requirements of the University of Louisville Graduate School for a Master of Science in Oral Biology. The curriculum is integrated so that both the certificate and the Master of Science will be awarded simultaneously upon completion of requirements. Didactic, clinical, teaching and research experience are spread throughout the program.

The University

The University of Louisville has a total enrollment of more than 23,000 students of whom approximately 5,900 are in Graduate School. Founded in 1798 as Jefferson Seminary and later known as Louisville College, it became the University of Louisville, in 1846 and joined the state university system in 1970. The Graduate School was established in 1907. The Health Sciences Center — composed of the School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Kornhauser Library, UofL Health University Hospital, UofL Health Jackson Street Outpatient Center, and UofL Health Brown Cancer Center — shares a twelve block area with several other health care facilities.

The Community

Louisville is Kentucky's largest city, with a population of over 1,000,000 in the greater Louisville area. Louisville has long been known for traditional landmarks such as Churchill Downs, the site of the Kentucky Derby, and the Belle of Louisville, the city's historical sternwell riverboat.

Cultural activities are plentiful, including Actor's Theater, the Louisville Orchestra, the Louisville Ballet, the Kentucky Opera Association, the J.B. Speed Art Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Science and Technology. Sporting events include horse racing at Churchill Downs, minor league baseball with the Louisville Bats, and collegiate sports, featuring one of the nation's finest basketball teams. Families will also enjoy touring the Louisville Zoo.

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Applicants must hold the DMD/DDS degree or the equivalent.  To apply to the Graduate Prosthodonics Program, applicants must complete the application via the Postdoctoral Application Service (PASS) through the American Dental Association, which allows you to apply to more than one program at a time.

International Applicants (Submit Via PASS)

  • The application and all supporting documents should be submitted by September 1 prior to the year you wish to enter.
  • Official Course-by-Course Evaluation Report from ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.), P. O. Box 514070, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53203-3470-USA -
  • National Board scores are preferred but not required.  If there is an equivalent exam from the country of origin, that may be acceptable.
  • Official report of TOEFL examination results. (Minimum score is 100)

All applicants for whom English is a second language must take the iBT TOEFL examination to provide evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English.  Applications for the examination may be obtained from:

Test of English as a Foreign Language
Education Testing Service
Princeton, NJ  08540

TOEFL Institution Code 1838

Ally Stevens - Administrative Assistant, Graduate Prosthodontics
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
501 S. Preston St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Tuition and fees

For 2023-2024, the fee structure (per program year) is:

  • In-state tuition/fees (2023-2024): $24,757 per year*
  • Out-of-state tuition/fees (2023-2024): $39,441 per year*

*These figures include $3,234 for health insurance premiums, which can be waived with proof of similar coverage.

A $100 non-refundable fee is required upon acceptance into the program. This fee will be applied to tuition upon matriculation.

For more information about total cost of attendance, visit the University of Louisville Student Financial Aid Office Cost of Attendance (COA) page

Financial Aid

More information on financial aid can be found on the School of Dentistry's Financial Aid website.

Housing Costs

Unlike many urban areas, Louisville offers a variety of both pleasant and affordable housing. Moderately priced student dormitories and apartments are available on the Health Sciences Campus renting for $600-800 per month. Rental properties are available in nearby neighborhoods for $600 per month and higher.

 Dr. Kristen Eguren '21 Receives SEAP Scholarship

The Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics established an Educational Foundation to grant annual scholarships of $5,000 to 2nd and 3rd year Advanced Prosthodontics residents and 2nd year General Dental residents. As the recipient of the 2019 SEAP Scholarship, Dr. Kristen Eguren (pictured at left), was able to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting to receive her award.


 Dr. Hunter Dawson '17 Receives Private Practice Prosthodontist Award

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Hunter Dawson, Class of 2017 Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program.  He was honored with the Private Practice Prosthodontist Award, Region 2 by the American College of Prosthodontists.