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

Photo of Dr. Lisa Yerke.

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

Cost and Funding

The Advanced Education Cost of Attendance page provides details on tuition and fees. A breakdown of the CMS and Post Grad fees can be viewed here.

The Periodontics program does not offer a stipend or tuition waiver.  The University's Office of Financial Aid can provide information regarding types of available aid including loans. They have dedicated advisors on all UB campuses to assist students with questions about financing their educational expenses. They are also available to meet with students one-on-one and cater financial aid requests to each individual’s needs. 


What is the annual cost of attendance (COA) for the Periodontics Program?
Residents in the Periodontics program are billed the standard graduate student tuition rates and fees.  They also pay additional SDM clinical fees and must budget for out-of-pocket program-specific expenses that are required for program completion. Please visit our cost of attendance page for current academic year tuition.

Where can I find information regarding types of aid available for graduate students?
Visit to view types of aid available and things to consider when applying for financial aid.

What is the first step in the financial aid process?
The financial aid process begins with the filing of the Federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). UB’s school code is 002837. More about completing your FASFA application and the full application process can be viewed at

Where can I find financial forms that need to be submitted?
Visit to access financial aid forms.

How can I find a financial aid advisor and set up a meeting?
Visit for a list of advisors, contact us form, and link to a secure upload center.