Advanced Ed – Periodontics Admissions Criteria

Applicants must:

    • Applicants must submit evidence of graduation from a school of dentistry accredited by the American Dental Association or the Canadian Dental Association.
    • Be a citizen of the United States or a foreign national with a visa permitting permanent residence.
    • Have a minimum dental school 3.0 GPA  and rank in the top 75% of their graduating class.
    • The Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) is optional but not required. Scores should be self-reported on the PASS application.
    • Residents accepted directly after graduating from dental school must successfully pass a U.S. regional or equivalent Canadian clinical licensure exam prior to or no later than the end of the first year of residency (Spring semester). Applicants, who have been out of dental school for a year or more, must successfully pass a clinical licensure exam before they start in UMKC’s Periodontic residency. In addition, all Periodontics residents must be eligible for a Missouri Dental License by the end of their first year.
    • Application to the optional Oral & Craniofacial Sciences MS program requires successful completion of the GRE, but the separate application to the OCS program occurs after acceptance into the Periodontics residency program. (UMKC GRE code is 6872).
    • Student membership in the American Academy of Periodontology is required while enrolled in the program.