WHAT IS A PROSTHODONTIST
A Prosthodontist is a dentist, who after a minimum of 2 years clinical experience, has undergone formal training in an accredited Post-Graduate University Program. Prosthodontist are trained in the field of crown & bridgework, veneers, implant reconstruction, denture work, occlusion, temporo-mandibular joint function and complex Full mouth oral rehabilitation.
These programs require a minimum of 3 years of full-time training. When the program is completed, the candidate may apply for Specialist Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). A Registered Specialist should restrict their practice to their specialised field.
Prosthodontist have a unique skill set to treatment plan, diagnose & manage complex dental problems. They frequently work-in a multi-disciplinary environment with other specialists to rehabilitate broken down mouths. The are skilled in biomaterials, biomechanics, function and aesthetics.
Prosthodontists are often involved in teaching and training of other dentists and dental students, either within the University or independently.