Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that treats patients with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues. Optimal oral health and esthetics are obtained for patients through 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 DMD students, and provides care in the areas of fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics, and occlusion to patients in various clinics throughout Pitt Dental Medicine.
For DMD students, faculty provide training in fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. Residents who are part of the Advanced Education & Residency Program in Prosthodontics manage the care of patients requiring moderate to complex oral rehabilitative treatments. Additionally, the department furthers scholarly activities through faculty and resident clinical research.
Ensuring residents are well-educated in diagnostics and therapies