Your Development Path
Development Phases of the PDS®-supported Clinician
The PDS University™ – Institute of Dentistry is here to help you build up the steam you desire to power your professional development.
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL EXCELLENCE (ICE)
0 – 4 months - This program is designed to introduce you to the core concepts and fundamentals modeled and executed by PDS-supported clinicians. Building competence in these areas yields confidence as you move forward. ICE includes your orientation week - an intensive Introduction to Clinical Excellence.
WARM-UP, TRANSITION, & RAMP (WTR)
4 months – 2 years - The courses in the WTR phase are designed to ramp up your confidence with interdisciplinary specialist collaboration, implants, and advanced restorative techniques.
SPECIALTY TRAINING & MASTERY (STM)
2+ years - STM is designed to dive deep into the disciplines you are passionate about. Like the element itself, the STM phase is boundless and continually expanding. The PDS University – Institute of Dentistry's faculty and PDS’ strategic vendor partners provide world-class education on dozens of disciplines.
Top Honors Program
All students of the PDSU™ – Institute of Dentistry qualify for participation in paths for Fellowship, Mastery, and Diplomat Honors. These elite programs recognize those clinicians who are leaders in their field through a commitment to their own professional development. Most hours granted through the PDS University – Institute of Dentistry also qualify for external Fellowship in the AGD.
Opportunity to Access 600+ Hours of Clinical Education in 20+ Disciplines
• Basic and Advanced Surgery
• Botox® and Fillers
• Caries Management
• CEREC CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry
• Clear Aligner Therapy for the GP
• Complex Implants
• Dental Photography
• Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
• Esthetic Dentistry
• Health, Wealth and Relationships
• Hygiene & Periodontics
• Immediate Implant Placement
• Implant Restorative
• Implant Placement
• Implant-Retained Overdentures
• Integrated Care Through Specialty
• Integration of Dental Technology
• Lasers in Dentistry
• The Mouth-Body Connection®
• Medical Emergencies
• New Supported Owner Dentist Development
• Opioids & Pharmacology
• Oral Pathology
• Patient Communication
• Pediatric Dentistry for General Practice
• Pediatric Sedation, Safety & Compliance
• Removable Prosthodontics
• Special Needs Dentistry