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NYHQ offers a 3-year full-time residency program in prosthodontics. The program is fully-accredited and, upon completion, the participant is qualified to apply for certification in prosthodontics by the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Dr. Frank Tuminelli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. He received his DMD and Certificate in Prosthodontics from Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tuminelli holds Fellowship in numerous professional societies and has lectured nationally on the subject of Prosthodontics and Implant restorations.
Applicants must provide the following information:
The application deadline is September 1st of each year with admission the following July. Applicants will not be considered for an interview until all of the above items have been received and the application is complete.
Dental implants have been placed and restored since 1973 under faculty training. The knowledge of the physiology and the restorative techniques necessary for the diverse types of implants is a critical objective. The student explores the range of implant modalities and their specific clinical applications through extensive participation and treatment.
The Post-Graduate Prosthodontics and Implant Center program provide the highest clinical and academic standards of care for the community.
Newer adhesive tooth-colored materials offer attractive options for esthetic restorations and technical proficiency.
The ability to treatment plan and construct a fixed prosthesis and to recognize its effect on the periodontium, the abutment teeth and the opposing teeth is a primary goal. The materials for fabrication of fixed prostheses and the types of abutment retainers will be analyzed. The various philosophies of occlusion are experienced when making prostheses through the use of the appropriate instrumentation.
The skills to develop complete dentures for patients with extensive structural, physiological or emotional deficiencies is an important mission. This will be taught through the treatment of patients with increasing levels of complexity and by utilizing techniques that are formulated to address those problems.
Training is also provided in areas such as: