Advanced Education in Periodontology

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The Advanced Education Program in Periodontology 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 postgraduate students.

Department Courses

  • A Case-Based Surgical Seminar
  • Basic Science
  • Classic Literature review
  • Current Literature review
  • Foundations of Periodontology
  • IV Sedation

Advanced Education Courses

  • Applied Nutrition
  • Biostatistics I & II
  • Biology of Saliva & Salivary Glands
  • Biomedical & Periodontal Science I
  • Bone Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Complex Case Management Seminar
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Immunology
  • Implant Dentistry A-Z
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral Microbiology
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral Pathology
  • Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
  • Research Methodology
  • Topics in Molecular & Cell Biology