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

How to Apply

Fall Enrollment

Standard Application Time: May - August

Interviews will take place both in-person (preferred) and virtually between August - September

Admissions decisions will be released September - October

Program start date: August 1

The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Periodontics Program accepts application materials through the American Dental Education Association, Postgraduate Application Support Service (PASS). This service enables applicants to send an originals of most application materials to PASS for distribution to all the programs that the applicant selects.

1. PASS Application

2. CV/Resume

3. Evaluation Forms

  • Three Letters of Evaluation (Professional Evaluation Forms — PEFs); may be from academic faculty
  • Graduates of US or Canadian dental schools must submit an Institutional Evaluation Form (IEF) or Dean’s letter

4. Personal Statement

5. Unofficial Transcripts From all Institutions

  • Note international candidates: Academic documents from international institutions must be accompanied by an ECE or WES copy with the PASS application.  ECE course-by-course report is preferred.  A copy of certificate/diploma with proof of degree is suggested.

6. $50.00 Supplemental Application Fee

You will be required to pay the non-refundable supplemental application fee. Once  we receive your application from PASS, you will receive a payment link. 

International Applicants

In addition to the requirements listed above, please provide the following with your application:

7. English Language Proficiency

International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency via guidelines set by the University. A score report copy is sufficient.

SDM PASS programs accept the TOEFL with a score of 79 or higher and IETLS with a score of 6.5 or higher.

* All documents become property of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and are not returnable to the applicant.