Prospective Students

MS/Certificate in Periodontics

Faculty and resident confer in the Periodontology Clinic

Welcome to the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics at Ohio State

The Advanced Education Program in Periodontics at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is a 36-month program that provides training in four areas: didactic, clinical, research and teaching.  The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and provides advanced clinical specialty training in periodontology at the graduate level, which fulfills requirements for eligibility to the American Board of Periodontology. The program accepts only highly qualified students. All students must participate in research leading to a Master's degree. The Certificate in Periodontics is awarded upon completion of all program requirements and only after all Master's degree requirements have been completed.

If you are a dental student interested in exploring the specialty of periodontology and would like to arrange a visit to the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, externships are available.

Additional details about The Ohio State University program are available from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) website.

If you are ready to apply to the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, please apply on-line.

*Students in a clinical residency program can pursue a PhD program as an alternative to the MS degree program. You must be accepted by both the specialty program and the Oral Biology PhD program.

At a Glance

Degree granted: MS  plus certificate*

Students accepted each year: 4

Length of program: 36 months

Deadline for application: Aug. 1

PASS system: no

Post Doctoral National Matching Program: yes

International students accepted: yes (TOEFL required)

Stipend: $12,853 during academic year 2020-21 (effective 8/16/20)

Fulfills requirements for eligibility to the American Board of Periodontology