International Fellowship Program in Advanced Periodontics
The Division of Periodontology offers an intensive full-time
one-year Periodontology program for international dentists who
want to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of
Periodontology. The fellowship program involves clinical,
didactic and research training.
The Program Includes:
- Lectures, seminars, and interdisciplinary patient care
- Clinical methodology based on evidence-based knowledge
- Implantology and related basic and clinical research methodology
Courses, seminars, case conferences and literature reviews are
identical to the ones offered in the Advanced Periodontology
Residency Program. During the last six months of the program, the
fellows may have the opportunity for hands on clinical training.
The Division of Periodontology works closely with other
divisions within the University of Connecticut School of Dental
Medicine to provide a broad exposure to interdisciplinary
The Goals of the Program Include, But Are Not Limited
- Expand the scope and depth of knowledge and clinical
skills in periodontology and implantology
so that fellows can provide comprehensive, advanced patient care.
- Provide fellows with the analytical skills
necessary for evaluation of current literature to ensure the
capacity for continued, self directed growth.
- Prepare fellows for oral clinical, or research
- Provide basic science (bench top) or clinical
- Develop critical reading and writing skills.
The Fellowship Has Two Tracks
Clinical Track: 100% of time spent in didactic and clinical
Research Track: Minimum of 50% time devoted to bench top or
clinical research, with the mentor of their choice. For a
complete listing of faculty and their respective research
programs, please visit our Division website. Remaining 50% time
would be devoted to didactic and clinical activities as above.
The fellowship program is a non degree program. After completion
of the program, fellows are eligible to apply for either a
degree-granting program or the ADA accredited Advanced Training
Program in Periodontics (residency program).
The tuition is $30,000 U.S dollars per year (12 months), due in
two payments (on or before July 1 and January 1 of the program
year). The fellow will be responsible for all incidental
fees and living expenses above and beyond the fellowship
No funds, scholarships, loans or grants are available for the
After successful completion of the program, fellows will receive
a certificate confirming completion of an Advanced One-year
Fellowship Program in Periodontology. This certificate does not
serve as a specialty degree.
The program has two
available positions per year, with a July 1 start date. (July 1 to June 30).
International applicants must be eligible for an appropriate
visa to enter the United States.
Application requirements for the fellows include:
- Clinical experience of 2 or more years after completion of a
formal Dental education program (D.D.S. or equivalent), accredited
in their country; or
- Graduation from a formal advanced periodontics program in their
Applicants must provide an updated curriculum vitae, dental
school transcripts of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education
(if applicable), as well as three letters of recommendation. An
on site or telephone interview with the Fellowship program
director is required. An additional requirement would be an
acceptable TOEFL score.
An application fee of $100 should accompany the completed
Deadline for applications is December 20. Applications may be
received during any time of the year.
Refund Policy: The School of Dental Medicine utilizes a
prorated refund policy calculated on a monthly basis.
Cancellation Policy: Should the fellowship program
be cancelled by the supporting Division, enrollees are entitled
to a full refund, except for application fees.
Evaluation Policy: Once accepted into the program, the
fellows will be continually monitored by means of:
- Written examinations
- Clinical assessment of hands on exercises
- Clinical competency assessment
- Case presentations
- Scientific writing exercises
Dismissal Policy: As an approved advanced educational
training program, standing policies and process for postdoctoral
student/resident appeals apply to the fellowship program.