Periodontics Certificate

The Advanced Education Program in Periodontics is research-oriented and has trained clinician-scientists for careers in academia, research, teaching, or industry for more than 40 years.

FALL 2025 ENROLLMENT  |  Applications accepted May 8 - August 1, 2024

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Program Director
Lisa Yerke, DDS MS
Department of Periodontics and Endodontics, 250 Squire Hall

About the Program Admission Requirements How to Apply Faculty and Curriculum Cost and Funding

Admission Requirements

All School of Dental Medicine Advanced Education programs use a holistic admissions approach. 

Eligibility Test Requirements Match Participant PASS Code
Domestic and Internationally Trained Dentists NBDE not required Not a match program PERIO848

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a DDS, DMD, BDS or equivalent

Preferred Selection Criteria

  • Previous academic performance
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement: The personal statement should reflect an applicant's overall career goals, demonstrate a depth of understanding and appreciation for periodontology, and express a passion for the field of dentistry and academics. Prior research experience and a desire for an academic career is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ethical decision making
  • Problem solving skills
  • Independence
  • Ability to work with colleagues from a diverse cultural background
General Admissions Requirements

The University sets general admissions requirements for graduate study.  These include a minimum undergraduate GPA and demonstration of English Language proficiency for international applicants.

Please refer to the General Admissions Requirements page for full details.

Interview and Admissions Process

A limited number of positions are available each year; early application is highly recommended.

The program is unable to accommodate interview or tour requests prior to Admissions Committee review.