Certification in Comprehensive Oral ImplantologyMasters of Science in Dentistry

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Why Choose Our Oral Implantology Residency?

Jacksonville University's Master of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Comprehensive Oral Implantology is 36-month paid residency program that combines cutting-edge clinical residency experience with advanced training through online courses instructed by world-renowned practitioners.  

"This is a wonderful opportunity for me to grow my skills and move into a specialty where I can give my knowledge and my experience to, and be able to offer more to my patients." - Dr. Kathryn Dixon, JU Comprehensive Oral Implantology resident


The Future of Oral Implantology

"I chose to attend the comprehensive oral implantology program to further my own skillset, provide for our community, and walk in the footsteps of some of the 'Greats' before us." - Dr. Nainesh Tailor, JU Comprehensive Oral Implantology resident

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One of a Kind Program

Jacksonville University's MS in Dentistry with Certification in Comprehensive Oral Implantology is the first and only degree of its kind. Residents of this highly-coveted program will go through extensive training focused on clinical proficiency in surgery, prosthetics, and maintenance as related to dental implants and comprehensive oral implantology.

Developed by Dr. Hilt Tatum, founder of the Dental Implant Residency Program, with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry's (AAID) post-graduate core curriculum for dental implantology, this multidisciplinary program encompasses surgical, periodontal, prosthetic, and long term maintenance.

Residents of the JU Comprehensive Oral Implantology Program will gain:

  • Hands-on in-person instruction during a paid residency at University-affiliated implant dentistry clinics located throughout the Nation
  • Knowledge of two- and three-dimensional radiographic imaging systems, biomechanics and biomaterials related to implantology, digital laboratory technology, basic and advanced alveolar reconstructive surgery, and more
  • Portfolio of oral implantology casework and advanced training through state-of-the-art online courses guided by oral implantology experts
  • Receipt of a Master of Science in Dentistry degree along with a Certificate of Comprehensive Oral Implantology

Scholarships and Opportunities

Jacksonville University is offering a scholarship for residents of the Comprehensive Oral Implantology Residency Program. When awarded, the scholarship will provide $10,000 for the first year of program. To apply for the scholarship, residents will need to submit a personal essay attached to their application. Learn more about tuition and scholarship information by visiting our tuition and financials website.

Residents are eligible to apply for the Student/Resident AAID Membership.

Completion of the program may satisfy the application requirements of multiple organizations and certifying boards in oral implantology.

ADMISSIONSApplication Criteria

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) / Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), or equivalent
  • U.S. Dental License
  • Updated resume or curriculum vitae (C.V.)
  • Letters of recommendation* (2) from:
    • Chair or Dean of your Dental School
    • Dental School Faculty, or Professional Colleague who can attest to the character and background of the applicant
  • Personal essay (max. 500 words)
  • A one-way recorded virtual interview. This can be done from anywhere! The questions will be presented to you at the time of recording. You will have 10 minutes to respond to five questions. This component is found within the online application; you will not receive a separate link.

In addition to the above criteria, international dental students must also provide:

  • International dental graduate students must possess a U.S. or Canadian Dental Degree or the educational equivalent as determined by the Program Director
  • TOEFL scores above the 90th percentile (270 computer, 610 paper)
  • Current US Visa (in case of an interview


*Please note that both letters of recommendation can be from Faculty or Colleagues in place of a letter from a Chair or Dean of your Dental School.

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Contact Information Graduate Admissions

Phone: (904) 256-7000
Email: graduateadmissions@ju.edu

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