Postdoctoral Clinical Observational Externship
The UNC Adams School of Dentistry offers postdoctoral programs for domestic and international dental school graduates.
Applicants may apply to attend for up to six months in participation with the endodontics, operative dentistry and biomaterials, orofacial pain, periodontics or prosthodontics programs. The programs are structured to allow for personalized instruction.
The objectives of the programs are to provide additional experience to dentists who wish to enhance their knowledge and understanding of current educational and clinical approaches in dental specialty areas.
Completion of the program will prepare internationally trained dentists with foundational knowledge if the desire is to seek further clinical specialty education in the US.
However, completion in no way ensures acceptance into a US specialty program. An extern will not be authorized to provide any dental advice or perform any other duties that have been defined as within the scope of the practice of dentistry by the State of North Carolina.
The postdoctoral externs attend school on a full-time basis. The curriculum includes classes with postgraduate dental students and residents and involves observation and participation in the clinics.
Applicants who wish to may participate in a research project under the mentorship of a full-time faculty member.