Postdoctoral Periodontology Program

The advanced education program in periodontics is designed to provide dentists with the knowledge and skills to meet the Commission on Dental Accreditation standards for certification in this specialty. Its curriculum is based on the biomedical and clinical sciences required to achieve the goals and objectives of the program. Moreover, the department believes that board certification is a critical step in professional growth and emphasizes a mindset towards achievement of this goal.

Presently the three-year curriculum provides training in clinical periodontology, implant therapy, sedation, oral medicine, clinical research and teaching skills. The department requires three oral presentations at the close of the program. These include a comprehensive periodontal clinical case, a clinical case report of implant therapy, and clinical research project. Listed below are the courses currently offered to the postdoctoral students.

Department Courses

  • Comprehensive Clinical Periodontics & Implantology
  • Evidence Based Periodontology & Implantology (Didactic)
  • Classic Literature Review
  • Current Literature Review
  • Surgical Literature Review
  • Principles of Surgical Periodontics & Surgical Case Presentations
  • Periodontal Case Documentation
  • Adjunctive Tooth Movement
  • Interdisciplinary Perio/Prostho Treatment Planning Seminar

Advanced Education Courses

  • Occlusion & TMD disorders
  • Anesthesiology & Pain Control
  • Microbiology
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biostatistics I and II
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Head and Neck Anatomy (Didactic & Lab)
  • Fundamentals of Immunology
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Hypnosis
  • Research Methods and Modalities
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Principles of Medicine
  • Medical Practicum

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