Periodontics - Certificate

Periodontics training includes the basic biological sciences and clinical procedures. The curriculum includes didactic and clinical courses on all aspects of periodontics – including etiology, pathogenesis, systemic interactions/considerations, diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical/non-surgical therapy, maintenance care, dental implantology, interdisciplinary considerations, and oral medicine/stomatology.

All courses within this program are taught face-to-face, on campus at the College of Dentistry in Dallas. This program may require off-campus assignments at local, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex hospitals or dental clinics.

In addition, the completion of an MS in Oral Biology is mandatory for this specialty program.

This is a post-doctoral program for the specialty of dentistry in Periodontics. Only Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS/MATCH) applications, received for year of anticipated enrollment, are reviewed. For additional information about the Certificate in Periodontics visit our website.

All US applicants must have completed at least three years of education at a United States (US) dental school that has been accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Any US applicant that holds a DDS or DMD must submit all of their application documents through the PASS/MATCH system.

All international applicants must have completed dental school and hold the equivalent of a US dental degree. Official transcripts must be submitted. These transcripts must also be evaluated by Education Credential Evaluators. The evaluation must document that the applicant has the equivalent of a US dental degree. Any foreign applicant that holds the equivalent of a DDS or DMD must submit all of their application documents through the PASS/MATCH system.

Only the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. A committee of Periodontal faculty at the College of Dentistry selects future students from the interviewed candidates. The program provides three years of advanced education in Periodontics, meeting all CODA standards.

This program prepares students for the opportunity to pursue an occupational license.  Please refer to the Notification for Students Pursuing an Occupational License in our catalog for additional information.

PERI 600Clinical Periodontics I0.0
PERI 601Clinical Periodontics II0.0
PERI 602Clinical Periodontics III0.0
PERI 603Advanced Clinical Periodontics I0.0
PERI 604Advanced Clinical Periodontics II0.0
PERI 605Advanced Clinical Periodontics III0.0
PERI 606Advanced Clinical Periodontics IV0.0
PERI 607Advanced Clinical Periodontics V0.0
PERI 608Advanced Clinical Periodontics VI0.0
PERI 609Clinical Stomatology I0.0
PERI 610Clinical Stomatology II0.0
PERI 611Clinical Stomatology III0.0
PERI 612Clinical Stomatology IV0.0
PERI 613Clinical Stomatology V0.0
PERI 614Clinical Stomatology VI0.0
PERI 619Journal Club I0.0
PERI 620Journal Club II0.0
PERI 621Journal Club III0.0
PERI 622Journal Club IV0.0
PERI 623Journal Club V0.0
PERI 624Journal Club VI0.0
PERI 625Orthodontics/Periodontics Seminar0.0
PERI 626Related Disciplines Seminar0.0
PERI 627Mock Board Examination I0.5
PERI 628Mock Board Examination II0.5
PERI 629Advanced Dental Implants1.5
PERI 630Periodontal Plastic Surgery0.5
PERI 631Case Presentation/Treatment Planning I0.5
PERI 632Case Presentation/Treatment Planning II1.0
PERI 633Case Presentation/Treatment Planning III1.0
PERI 634Case Presentation/Treatment Planning IV0.5
PERI 635Case Presentation/Treatment Planning V1.0
PERI 636Case Presentation/Treatment Planning VI1.0
PERI 637Occlusion: Principals/Therapy I0.0
PERI 638Occlusion: Principals/Therapy II1.5
PERI 639Periodontal Lecture Series I1.5
PERI 640Periodontal Lecture Series II2.0
PERI 641Periodontal Lecture Series III1.0
PERI 642Periodontal Lecture Series IV1.0
PERI 643Periodontal Lectures Series V2.0
PERI 644Practice Teaching I2.0
PERI 645Practice Teaching II2.0
PERI 646Practice Teaching III2.0
PERI 647Practice Teaching IV2.0
PERI 648Practice Teaching V2.0
PERI 649Practice Teaching VI2.0
PERI 650Dental Implants1.5
PERI 651Periodontal Literature Review I1.0
PERI 652Periodontal Literature Review II2.0
PERI 654Periodontal Literature Review IV1.0
PERI 655Periodontal Literature Review V2.0
PERI 656Periodontal Literature Review VI2.0
PERI 657Periodontal Literature Review VII2.0
PERI 658Periodontal Literature Review VIII2.0
PERI 659Periodontal Literature Review IX2.0
PERI 661Moderate Parenteral Conscious Sedation I0.5
PERI 662Moderate Parenteral Conscious Sedation II0.5
PERI 663Moderate Parenteral Conscious Sedation III0.5
PERI 664Moderate Parenteral Conscious Sedation IV0.5
PERI 665Moderate Parenteral Conscious Sedation V0.5
PERI 666Moderate Parenteral Conscious Sedation VI0.5
PERI 667Periodontal Histopathology2.0
PERI 691Research2.5
Total Semester Credit Hours52

Must complete 34.5 months of residency, total credit hours specified, any noncredit courses specified, and be approved by the Promotions Committee for this certificate to be awarded.

The MS in Oral Biology is also required, for which students must complete an additional 32 semester credit hours, conduct a research project, and successfully defend a written thesis.

If an applicant has previously been awarded a PhD, the Program Director may, at his/her discretion, allow the student to complete the required MS using the non-thesis option. The non-thesis MS in Oral Biology consists of 36 hours of courses.

In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.