The Periodontics advanced education program prepare dentists for careers in clinical periodontics, research and teaching. Residents acquire a depth of understanding in oral biology and become acquainted with the problems in the biology and pathology of oral tissues, and to adequately treat these problems with the most current knowledge and techniques.

Students are encouraged to use interdisciplinary approaches in the solution of research and clinical problems. The program is designed to provide for the profession and the community, competent bio-clinicians who will become key professionals in clinical practice, research, and teaching. Didactic and clinical training will also be conducted in other related areas within the scope of practice of the field of periodontics as established by the Periodontic Standards of the Council on Dental Accreditation. A research project is required and comprehensive examinations must be successfully completed.

The full time 35-month program begins July 1.

Graduates of this advanced education program will be awarded a Certificate in Periodontics. Concurrent enrollment for an M.S. degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (OCS) is also possible. The OCS program requires a separate application after the student has been accepted into the Periodontics program.

If you are considering applying to the Periodontics Residency Program and would like to visit, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Patrick Lai, about scheduling. We encourage you to schedule your visit prior to submitting your ADEA PASS application between September to April.

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