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 Pathobiology I & II, weekly literature review seminars and case conferences. Interdepartmental courses include functional oral anatomy, advanced oral histology, principles of oral microbiology and infections, biostatistics, evidence-based dentistry, sedation, epidemiology of oral diseases, and advanced oral pathology. Interdisciplinary courses include seminars with orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics and general dentistry. These didactic elements are combined with five half days of supervised patient care per week. An Anesthesiology rotation is provided in the first and second year of training.
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