Department of Prosthodontics


Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that treats patients with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues to obtain optimal oral health and esthetics with the use of dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening. Through diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance, a prosthodontist can improve the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of a patient.

The Department of Prosthodontics educates graduate and predoctoral students and provides prosthodontic care in the areas of fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics, and occlusion. At the predoctoral level, faculty provide training in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics. Residents in the Graduate Program of Advanced Prosthodontics manage the care of all patients requiring moderate to complex oral rehabilitative treatments. In addition, the department furthers the scholarly activities through faculty and residents’ research.

Dr. Robert L. Engelmeier
University of Pittsburgh
School of Dental Medicine
2025 Salk Hall
3501 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261