The Division of Periodontology offers advanced training in basic sciences relevant to periodontology and clinical management of periodontal diseases. The philosophy of the Division encompasses varied approaches to the treatment of periodontal disease and the staff consists of individuals with a broad cross-section of necessary training and skills, including implantology and guided tissue regeneration techniques.
The Division offers:
- A 36-month clinically-oriented program leading to a Certificate of Proficiency in Periodontology.
- A 36-month clinical and research program leading to a Certificate and M.Dent.Sc. degree.
- A 60-plus month clinical and research program leading to a Certificate and Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences.
Division courses include weekly literature review seminars and case conferences. Interdepartmental courses include oral anatomy, dental microbiology, connective tissue biology, minor tooth movement, TMJ seminar, dental pharmacotherapeutics, and general and oral pathology. Interdisciplinary courses include seminars with orthodontics and endodontics. These didactic elements are combined with five half-days of supervised patient care per week. A one-month general anesthesia rotation is provided.
Admission requirements include the following:
- Completed application form.
- $75 application fee payable to UConn Health Center.
- Transcripts from all undergraduate and professional schools.
- Three letters of recommendation and certificate of class standing.
- Results of the National Dental Board Examinations and The Graduate Record Examination are encouraged.
- TOEFL score in excess of 550 for paper-based or 215 for computer-based for all applicants from non-English speaking countries.
The application deadline is August 1 of the year preceding July 1 matriculation.
- For more information, see the Resident Salaries, Stipends, Fees and Tuition page and the Financial Aid and Budget page.
Division of Periodontology
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1710