Residency Program

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The primary mission of the OHSU School of Dentistry Advanced Education Program in Periodontics is to train dentists to become competent entry-level periodontists prepared to improve the periodontal and overall oral health of a diverse patient population. The Advanced Education Program in Periodontics also produces new scientific evidence aimed at improving health and the practice of Periodontics. OHSU strives to incorporate into its Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, the core professional values and codes of ethics of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Oregon Health &Science University. By fully participating in all activities within the mission of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, students achieve competency in clinical practice and patient advocacy, teaching, research, and community service.

The Advanced Education Program is a 36 month, continuous program (12 academic quarters). The program consists of course work in the basic sciences, laboratory, theory, clinic, and research in related fields.

Visit the OHSU School of Dentistry's advanced education programs application information.

OHSU School of Dentistry participates in the Match. Completed PASS applications and all required supporting documentation received in the Office of Admissions by the specified PASS/Program deadline will be forwarded to the Department of Periodontology for review. Interviews are by invitation only and are granted to those applicants that present competitive applications. Applicants are generally notified of their status in December. Please visit the ADEA PASS Search Engine for additional information including participating programs, deadlines, contact information, and program requirements.

Gainful Employment Regulations

Federal regulations require disclosure of certain information for graduate certificate programs that the U.S. Department of Education defines as "Gainful Employment" programs. Click on the link for information on the U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification, program length, estimated tuition and fees as well as other information for the Periodontic certificate program.