Last updated on May 1, 2023.

Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

  • Massachusetts
  • Prosthodontics
  • bu.edu
Program Size
8 (estimate)
Program Length
12-60 months
Application Deadline
September 15
Program Start
July 1

Program Contact

Dr. Hiroshi Hirayama

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Postdoctoral Admissions
635 Albany Street, G-146
Boston, Massachusetts, 02118

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Please visit our program website:
http://www.bu.edu/academics/sdm/programs/prosthodontics/


CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) in Prosthodontics
The 36-month combined program in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics provides the candidate with clinical proficiency and comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with missing/damaged teeth and orofacial defects by using biocompatible artificial substitutes. The curriculum includes didactic and clinical instruction in complete dentures, removable partial dentures, fixed prosthodontics, implant dentistry (including implant surgery), geriatric dentistry, temporomandibular disorders, and maxillofacial prosthodontics. The didactic background and the clinical and laboratory skills of these areas of prosthodontics are stressed.  Emphasis is placed on the periodontal integrity of the patient and the supportive therapy of all other disciplines in achieving total patient care. This integration is achieved through interdisciplinary seminars with the other specialties and through coordinated treatment planning.  The intensive and systematized library reading assignments and literature review seminars are an important aspect of the curriculum. They are designed to acquaint the resident with the principal facets of the prosthodontic specialty, evidence-based health care, and methods of critically reviewing the dental literature.  This program follows the standards established by the Commission on Dental Accreditation for advanced educational programs in prosthodontics and the multidisciplinary scope of the specialty certificate examination of the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Combined CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) & MSD (Master of Science in Dentistry) in Prosthodontics
In this minimum 48-month program, residents complete a research project, thesis, and thesis defense, and are awarded both the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study and the Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD). Because of variations in the time commitment required for the research component, completion of the degree may require more than 48 months.
Residents who have received a CAGS in Prosthodontics from a US or Canadian university may participate directly in the MSD program.

Combined CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) & DScD (Doctor of Science in Dentistry) in Prosthodontics
In this minimum 60-month program, residents complete all biomedical science and clinical requirements of the CAGS program. In addition, the program requires successful completion of a major research effort related to the specialty, a doctoral thesis, and a thesis defense.
Residents who have received a CAGS in Prosthodontics from a US or Canadian university may participate directly in the DScD program.

Program Information

Program Type Prosthodontics
Program Code PROS400
Degrees Offered Certificate, Masters, Other
Program Size 8 (estimate)
Program Length 12-60 months
Application Deadline September 15
Program Start Date July 1
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Stipend Offered No
Match Participating No
Program Website bu.edu

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • INBDE
  • NBDE1
  • NBDE2
  • TOEFL

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Transcript Evaluation and Instructions

U.S./Canadian applicants must provide their undergraduate transcript(s) within the PASS application. Unofficial copies of undergrad transcripts uploaded by the applicant may be used for application purposes, but official transcripts are required for matriculation. 

International applicants must submit either the ECE or WES dental school transcript course-by-course translation and evaluation directly through PASS. 

TOEFL Requirement Instructions

TOEFL is required for all applicants who are not US citizens or US Lawful Permanent Residents, and whose first language is not English. Request official TOEFL scores from ETS in the ADEA PASS application. Only official scores are considered.  

  • Minimum score is 90 iBT.
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
  • TOEFL Essentials is NOT accepted. 
  • IELTS is NOT accepted.

International applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited United States or Canadian English-speaking institution may be exempted from the TOEFL requirement.

Other Requirement Instructions

INBDE or NBDE Part 1 & 2 passing result is required for all U.S./Canadian-educated applicants. Non-U.S./Canadian-educated applicants are exempt from the INBDE or NBDE part 1 & 2 passing score requirement.

International Student Eligibility

Applicants are eligible to enroll if they are:

Additional Information

Request official test results within the ADEA PASS application.  Do not send official scores or documents to Boston University unless requested.