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College of Dental Medicine

Periodontics | Introduction

The Post-Doctoral Periodontics Program is designed to develop dental specialists with a sound academic background on which to base clinical treatment, research, and teaching.  A structured curriculum in the biomedical or health-related professions is provided to allow the student to pursue a Master of Science in Dentistry degree. Additional emphasis is placed on training clinicians competent in all aspects of periodontology so they will be eligible for certification by the American Board of Periodontology.

The duration of the periodontics residency program is approximately 35 months. All students must complete a degree program. In addition to the individual degree requirements, the program provides a broad experience in clinical periodontics and allied medical and dental subjects. Intensive training is provided in advanced regenerative techniques, aesthetic periodontal surgery, ridge preservation and augmentation, and the surgical placement and maintenance of dental implants. Literature review and treatment planning seminars provide a rationale for therapy based on current literature. Students develop and complete a research project and participate in both didactic and clinical teaching.




Last Published with Edits:August 3, 2017 10:16 AM
Last Comprehensive Review: July 2017
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