Teaching and Research
Experiences in clinical and didactic teaching are provided through opportunities to participate in DDS didactic and clinical courses in periodontology at the College of Dentistry. Effective Summer semester 2015, residents will be appointed as Graduate Teaching Associates and provided with a stipend and payment of half of the tuition. These grants are annually renewable (to a maximum of three years) depending on availability of funds and on positive teaching outcomes as reviewed annually by the division chair and program director.
To receive the MS in periodontics, you are required do original research leading to the submission and defense of an approved thesis or dissertation. This is coupled with an award of the clinical certificate which denotes advanced clinical specialty training.