Program Director Fengyuan Zheng works with a prosthodontics resident


The Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry offers in-depth instruction in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics


The Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry offers in-depth instruction in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. 

This educational experience is structured to provide residents with diagnostic and treatment planning fundamentals as well as the associated clinical skills necessary for the practice of prosthodontics as a specialty, and to prepare them for a career in discipline-related teaching and research.

Instruction provided in the critical evaluation of available dental literature, didactic concepts and research methodology is focused on forming young professionals who have the ability to become effective lifelong learners. The Graduate Prosthodontics Clinic provides prosthodontic and implant treatment options, where licensed dentists in the residency program see patients for high-quality, affordable care.

Program at a Glance

Degree and certificate offered
Residents per year

Joining the Program

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Applications must be submitted through the ADEA PASS System by September 15 of the year before the intended program start. The program selects three students each year, with criteria including education, honors, experience, professional evaluation forms, a personal statement and an interview. Education, academic record and the interview are more heavily weighted in the selection process. 

After receipt of the processing fee, applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview in September or October. Candidates are reviewed, ranked and offered positions through the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program. 

Learn more about our application requirements on our ADEA PASS program page.

Program Requirements

Subject Description
Test scores ADA ADAT scores are not accepted or required. GRE, NBDE, and INBDE scores are not required.
Transcripts Must submit unofficial undergraduate and dental school transcripts via ADEA PASS.
CV/Resume Must submit a CV or resume to ADEA PASS.
Supplemental application A supplemental application processing fee of $70 is required. Please email a headshot photo and a copy of your dental school diploma to [email protected].
Dental licensing Must have a limited permit. US or state dental license not required.
Degree Must have earned a DMD/DDS degree or equivalent.
International applicants Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS and to the program and must have international transcripts. A minimum score of 100 for internet-based TOEFL or 600 for paper-based TOEFL is required.


The resident experience consists of a series of seminars, didactic courses, clinical experiences and research. Coursework covers basic anatomy, orofacial pain and other topics necessary to understanding fixed and removable prosthodontics. 

Residents are assigned complex patients whose treatment needs may require the use of fixed, removable and/or implant prosthodontics, and are required to complete a minimum number of dentures, crowns, and implants.

All residents enroll in the Graduate School and are strongly encouraged but not required to pursue an MS. The degree requires a thesis, defended in a written and oral form.

Prosthodontics in the clinic

Prosthodontics residents Zane Clark and Tyson Merrill work with the 3D printer in the Prosthodontics clinic
Prosthodontics residents and faculty discuss care with a patient
Prosthodontics faculty discuss a patient in the clinic
Prosthodontics faculty and residents discus care
Prosthodontics residents and faculty discuss dental implant options

Contact the Division of Prosthodontics

Fengyuan Zheng, BDS, PhD, FACP

Program Director
Fengyuan Zheng, BDS, PhD, FACP
9-176 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
[email protected]