Program Overview

  • Graduate Prosthodontics

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    Graduate Prosthodontic Team

  • Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    American College of Prosthodontists Annual Session: Las Vegas

  • American College of Prosthodontics Annual Session

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    American College of Prosthodontists Annual Session: Scottsdale

  • Graduate Prosthodontic Resident Laboratory

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    Graduate Prosthodontic Resident Laboratory

  • Goodkind | Holtan Conference Room

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    Goodkind | Holtan Conference Room

  • Goodkind | Holtan Resident Office

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    Goodkind | Holtan Resident Office

  • Graduate Prosthodontic Implant Surgical Suite

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    Graduate Prosthodontic Implant Surgical Suite

  • Annual Graduate Prosthodontic Golf Tournament

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    Annual Graduate Prosthodontic Golf Tournament

  • Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics

    Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics

    Annual Graduate Prosthodontic Curling Bonspiel

  • Annual University of Minnesota Prosthodontic Alumni Dinner

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    Annual University of Minnesota Prosthodontic Alumni Dinner

  • Goodkind | Holton Grand Opening

    Advanced Education in Prosthodontics

    Goodkind | Holtan Grand Opening

Program Overview

Program at a Glance, A Legacy of Prosthodontics, Goals, Objectives
Program at a Glance
A Legacy of Prosthodontics
  • For the past 43 years, the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Minnesota has had the unique history of operating under the leadership of only two program directors. Dr. Richard J. Goodkind established the graduate program in 1969 and received full accreditation status. He went on to lead one of the best prosthodontic programs in the nation, mentoring and graduating over 50 prosthodontists. Upon Dr. Goodkind’s retirement, the leadership transitioned to Dr. James R. Holtan who led the program into the new millennium and who also mentored and graduated 50 prosthodontists. As Dr. Holtan graduated his final class in 2012 and phases into retirement, these two outstanding clinicians, educators, and scientists, have been honored by renaming our spaces the ‘Goodkind | Holtan Conference Room and Resident Office’.
Goals
  • To develop the diagnostic and treatment planning skills necessary for successful provision of complex prosthodontic treatment.
  • To provide advanced didactic instruction in all phases of prosthodontics.
  • To provide advanced clinical instruction in all phases of prosthodontics so that a graduating resident will have the clinical skills necessary to successfully practice prosthodontics as a specialty.
  • To create an atmosphere that supports the development of a research protocol, completion of an associated project, interpretation of the results, preparation of a thesis and the ability to mount a successful defense, all leading to the awarding of an MS degree at the end of the program.
  • To provide encouragement and the professional skills necessary for successful completion of the American Board of Prosthodontics Examination.
  • To develop life-long learning skills.
  • To foster an interest on the part of our residents in community health care, community service and dental education.
  • To offer the best educational experience possible.
Objectives
  • To ensure successful completion and presentation of treatment plans/treatment for patients requiring complex restorative care as required in the prosthodontics treatment planning seminar course.
  • To ensure successful completion all didactic courses associated with the program.
  • To ensure successful completion of all clinical courses associated with the program.
  • To ensure development of a research protocol, completion of an associated project, interpretation of the results, preparation of a thesis and the ability to mount a successful defense, all leading to the awarding of an MS degree at the end of the program.
  • To ensure the development of a desire and the professional skills necessary for successful completion of American Board of Prosthodontics examination.
  • To ensure that residents can successfully prepare and present topical seminars in prosthodontics and engage in a review of current and classic literature as required in the current and classical prosthodontics literature review seminar courses.
  • To ensure the opportunity for development of an interest not only in teaching and related skills but also in the importance of service to the community.
  • To solicit input on a regular basis from residents, program graduates and faculty to identify program strengths and any weaknesses requiring correction and to make any necessary corrective changes.
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  • Last modified on September 29, 2014