The School of Dentistry and the Department of Periodontics offer a program of advanced study and clinical training leading to a specialist certificate in periodontics and dental implant surgery and the degree of Master of Science.

The program requires a minimum of 34 months (three academic years and two summers) of full time residency in the School of Dentistry. It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in periodontic clinical practice, teaching and research.

The program is organized into five components: biomedical science didactics, periodontal didactics, clinical activity, research and teaching.

Students will earn:

-a certificate in periodontics and will be qualified to test with the American Board of Periodontology

-an academic Master of Science degree that requires the development of an in-depth research problem which must be reported in the form of a thesis. 

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.