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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long is the fellowship program?

The fellowship begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of the following year.

How many fellows do you accept into the program each year?

Usually three fellows are accepted every year.

When do interviews take place?

Interviews will take place in late January and early February for the program that starts July 1 of the same year.

Are there any fees or tuition for the fellowship program?

There is no tuition charged for the fellowship, and the only required fee is $123.00 for a one year parking permit (price subject to change at the start of each academic year). Fellows are paid a salary as listed on the Salary/Benefits page.

Does the fellowship program participate in the MATCH or PASS programs?

No. The fellowship uses its own internal application system as listed on the Admissions page and does not use MATCH or PASS.

Do fellows get much experience in surgical and restorative aspects of implantology?

Yes. Fellows will typically place 50 or more implants during the program, and spend a considerable amount of time restoring existing implants placed by previous fellows.

Will I get experience in all aspects of implantology?

Fellows are responsible for comprehensive care of assigned patients. Issues differ from patient to patient, but as a general rule of thumb, if you have interest in a specific area, you will most likely have the opportunity to experience it, according to your clinical abilities and motivation.

Does the program have an adequate patient population?

Yes. We have an abundance of patients who present with interesting and complex medical and dental histories.

Do the school clinics employ digital radiography?

Yes. All SIU School of Dental Medicine clinics utilize digital radiography.

Can I visit the campus to see the facilities and speak to the faculty?

Informal visits are sometimes possible on a case by case basis, depending on faculty schedules. Please contact Ms. Rachel Garrett in the Office of Graduate Programs for more information.

I am not a U.S. citizen. Do I still qualify for consideration for the fellowship?

In addition to meeting the requirements listed on the Admissions page, you must: 1) be either a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (possess a green card), and 2) be eligible for Illinois Residency.

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