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Graduate medical education in dental specialties at Mayo Clinic

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The three-year Prosthodontics Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, prepares you for a career in private practice or academic dentistry.

You experience intensive training in the following areas:

  • Fixed prosthodontics
  • Removable prosthodontics
  • Implant prosthodontics

Mayo Clinic's program is unique because of its small size, flexible curriculum, dedicated staff and excellent rapport with other medical and surgical specialties. Although the emphasis is on clinical practice, the program also includes an extensive didactic program and research training.

You receive exposure to the entire spectrum of dental treatment and total patient care as 11 of the program's 12 quarters are devoted to dental, medical and surgical specialties.

In this residency, you receive training in:

  • Anatomy
  • Biostatistics
  • Dental implant placement
  • Dental materials
  • Dental laboratory techniques
  • Digital chairside applications
  • Orofacial pain
  • Medical oncology
  • Oral diagnosis

These rotations emphasize clinical and radiographic interpretation, the care of surgical patients, and interdisciplinary treatment for patients undergoing dental implant reconstruction.


The program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the certification examinations offered by the American Board of Prosthodontics.

Program history

The Prosthodontics Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 1966. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

Learn more about the history of Mayo Clinic's Department of Dental Specialties.

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