Periodontics Certificate

One of the most balanced programs in the country, the periodontics certificate at UB’s School of Dental Medicine allows students some flexibility in distributing their time between research and clinical training. Students get four weeks per year for their summer enrichment program, providing the opportunity to either do more research or more clinical training, whether locally or in another place of their choice.


The application cycle is now closed.

Early application is highly recommended.  Program interviews will be offered to selected candidates following Admissions Committee review of complete applications. 

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About the Program

The advanced education program in Periodontics has trained specialists for careers as academicians, scientists, and clinicians for more than 40 years. The clinical phase of the Periodontics program is offered in conjunction with either of two research programs: Periodontics/M.S. in Oral Sciences or Periodontics/Ph.D. in Oral Biology. Admission to these programs is highly competitive. In both tracks, clinical certification and awarding of the degree are both priorities.

For Admitted Applicants Only

The regular Periodontics Clinical Advanced Education Program must be conducted concurrently with either the MS or PhD program in the Department of Oral Biology.  If admitted into the Periodontics program, the applicant will be required to submit a completed application to either the Oral Sciences masters or Oral Biology doctoral program by the specified application deadline; acceptance into either research program is a separate process.

Our residents train together and come from a variety of backgrounds and institutions.

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