The Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, is a 12-month postgraduate certificate program devoted to maxillofacial prosthetics and oral oncology. The fellowship offers intensive training in intraoral and extraoral maxillofacial prosthetics and treatment of patients afflicted by various conditions including, but not limited to: head and neck cancer, congenital malformations, trauma-related deformities.
Erie County Medical Center’s program is unique because it is a Level 1 Adult Trauma hospital with an ambulatory head and neck cancer service, allowing for ample experience in all facets of complex maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation. The program has dedicated staff and excellent rapport with other medical and surgical specialties. While the emphasis of the training is on clinical practice, the program also includes an extensive didactic program and research opportunities. Training is enhanced by a modern and well-equipped facility in the Center for Cancer Care. This is an outpatient clinic of Erie County Medical Center, which enables fellows to have close interactions with faculty, interns, and residents of other disciplines. This new facility features digital radiography, digital scanners, and a designated in-house dental laboratory outfitted to make various maxillofacial prostheses.
This Maxillofacial Fellowship has been planned in accordance with the guidelines for postdoctoral education of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. Upon completion of the program, the Fellow receives a certificate in maxillofacial prosthetics.
The program in maxillofacial prosthetics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: https://coda.ada.org/en.
One position is available on a competitive basis each year. The program begins on July 1st and runs through June 30th of the following year. You must submit a completed application form and all required documentation by August 1st of the previous year.
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Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are typically conducted in August or September each year.
If you are interested in the ECMC Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship, we encourage you to visit us prior to submission of your application. In place of a visit, if you would like to speak to Dr. Colebeck about the program, please contact Christine Lendway to arrange a time.
Fellow will be an ECMC Medical-Dental Staff employee and be paid a salary at PGY-4 standing along with robust benefit package.
To be eligible for the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship, you must be a graduate of a CODA-accredited U.S. dental school or Canadian dental school, or international dental school that provides equivalent educational background and standing as determined by the program, and be eligible for licensure in New York State.
Supplemental requirements mandate that you have also graduated from an American Dental Association-accredited advanced education program in prosthodontics.
Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) complies with applicable Federal and State civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, victim of domestic violence or sex. ECMCC does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or sex.