Biodontics® Residency Program

Core Curriculum

The goal of the Biodontics® Residency Program is to uniquely integrate basic and clinical research findings with clinical training and incorporate contemporary developments in Biotechnology (molecular biology, genomics, information science, bioengineering and nanotechnology, among other fields) with clinical dentistry. The significance of the program is that it will address the unexplored gap existing between discovery in basic research and clinical research and subsequently, the delivery of new products and technologies.

Program Overview and Duration

The Biodontics® residency program educates future generations of dentist-entrepreneurs to promote discovery, innovation and the commercialization of new dental products.

Students enroll in two regular semesters. Semester 1 includes instruction in the following:

  • Health Management

  • Public Policy

  • Integrated Biological Sciences- Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Bioethics, Genetics

  • Methods of Health Research

  • Technology Transfer Processes, Technological Innovations and Technology Commercialization Strategies

  • Leadership

Semester 2 will include an individualized clinical experience, designed to introduce the student to principles of:

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Product testing

  • Product evaluation

The specifics of the second semester will be individualized, after consultation between the student and advisor. Students that successfully complete the program will receive a certificate from the University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine.

If needed, an optional second year may be included to expand areas of interest to the student.

For more information:

Biodontics® Residency Program – MC1725
University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030