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Implant Program

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Admissions Information

Implant Fellowship Application Requirements

To be considered for the Implant Fellowship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have graduated from an ADA accredited dental school.
  • Must have National Board Certificate.
  • Must have completed an ADA accredited program in a recognized specialty, GPR, or AEGD residency. Under extraordinary circumstances, private practice experience may be accepted in lieu of the above.
  • Must have documented clinical experience in implant dentistry.
  • Must hold or be eligible for an Illinois dental license and federal DEA license. Contact the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations for more information on how to obtain Illinois licensure: (217) 785-0800.
  • Be either a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (possess a green card).

    *Note: Holders of certain types of visas are not eligible for this program.
    Implant fellows are considered employees of the university, not students.
    In addition to meeting the other requirements listed here, you must be
    either a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.

If you meet all the application requirements, please download the Implant Fellowship Application.

Application Items and Deadline

The Implant Fellowship Application and all additional items must be submitted by December 1 for the program that commences the following July 1.

Please submit all of the following items before December 1:

  • Program Application
  • Official National Board Scores Part I and II
  • Letter of application (1-2 page essay about why you're applying to the program)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript forwarded from college(s)
  • Official transcript forwarded from dental school
  • Three (3) official letters of reference (one must be from Director of Advanced Program attended)
  • Small photograph (2 in. x 2 in.)

All application materials should be addressed to:

Implant Fellowship Applications
c/o Dr. Robert Blackwell
SIU School of Dental Medicine
2800 College Ave., Bldg. 273
Alton, IL 62002

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SIU School of Dental Medicine is dedicated to serve a diverse community that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of each individual. Our goal is to foster tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members, while encouraging each individual to reach his or her potential.

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