The Dental Service in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a one-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. The Maxillofacial Prosthetic Fellowship is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
This certificate training program offers a well-balanced clinical and didactic experience in medically compromised patients undergoing radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or head and neck surgery for oncologic disease. The fellows are trained in all phases of maxillofacial prosthetics. Areas of comprehensive patient care and study include all phases of dental and maxillofacial prosthetic intervention (diagnosis, treatment, follow-up) for intraoral and extraoral rehabilitation of patients with acquired and/or developmental maxillofacial defects.
In addition, the fellow with be involved in the planning, placement, and restoration of endosseous implants placed in restored jaws for patients who have undergone segmental mandibulectomies for various oncologic diseases and osteoradionecrosis of the jaw.
Clinical and basic science research in the areas of oral manifestations of cancer therapies is another intergral part of the program. A second year in clinical research can be considered.
Alexander Drew, Drew Family Dental, Summit, NJ
Robert Gazdeck, University of North Carolina Health System
Elyse Wagner, Newton Dental Associates
David Diaz Rubayo, Quality Dental Group, Puerto Rico
Lydia Legg, Mass General Brigham, Massachusetts Ear & Eye, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Amr A. Habib, Alina Dellanzo Dental office
Kenneth Kronstadt (Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital)
Jennifer Nguyen (Residency, University of Maryland)
Length of Program
Candidates for Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics must have successfully completed a CODA-accredited advanced graduate education program in prosthodontics.
Candidates must have a license to practice dentistry in New York State by July 1 of their academic year. For information about dental licensure, please visit the license requirements page on the New York State Education Department website.
Only candidates with completed application packages will be considered for interviews.
Number of Positions
How to Apply
Eligible candidates should apply for our program through this MSK’s Application Portal: Apply Here
Applications should include:
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of DDS or DMD diploma (with translation, if necessary)
- Your dental school transcript
- Three letters of recommendation: One of these letters must be from the department chairman
- Color Photograph
If any of these requirements are not met or are incomplete upon submission, the application will not be processed.