Orthodontics and Periodontics, Certificate
The Orthodontics and Periodontics program features a Clinical Track and an Academic Track. Applicants to this joint program must be accepted by both the Periodontics and Orthodontic admissions committees.
In this track, the first year provides a comprehensive background in periodontics through extensive literature reviews, seminars, and clinical practice. Selected periodontal cases are continued into the second year, which focuses on formal training in orthodontics, orthodontic preclinical laboratories, and the beginning of clinical training in several multi-band techniques. The third and fourth years consist primarily of orthodontic seminars, clinical practice of periodontics and orthodontics, and evaluation of post-treatment periodontal cases. Third- and fourth-year students also do limited teaching. Graduates in this program are fully certified and board eligible in both periodontics and orthodontics. The four-year track will develop skilled clinicians who will be able to practice and teach in a clinical setting.
Duration of program: 48 months
The five-year program is designed to prepare students for full-time academia as dental educators and highly trained clinicians in periodontics and orthodontics. This program is planned in cooperation with a research preceptor and leads to a Master of Science in Oral Biology. The five years are planned and balanced by the Departments of Periodontics and Orthodontics and the research preceptor, so students can undertake clinical research while also being trained as a clinician. The clinical portion of the program is similar to the four-year track. Students will also have courses in the Graduate School of Education and have teaching responsibilities the fourth and fifth years.
Duration of program: 60 months
This degree requires a minimum of 250 Credit Hours.
All Dental Medicine certificate students share a common core of required courses throughout the first year. In addition, students complete additional courses specific to their particular program.
Program Requirements (Certificate Only)
- Core Graduate Dental Education Courses (Year 1 only)
- Program Specific Courses (Years 1 - 4 Didactic & Clinical)
- Literature Review (Years 1 - 4)
- Case Presentations (Years 1 - 4)
- Program Seminars (Years 1 - 4)
- Clinical Rotations (Years 1 - 4)
Course List Code Title Course Units PGY1 Fall Introduction To Periodontology Introduction To Periodontal Prosthesis Clinical Periodontics I Classic Literature Review I Current Literature Review I Periodontics Case Presentation I Surgical Endodontic Rotation I Fundamentals Of Periodontics I Fundamentals Of Perio Surgery I Sedation Seminar I Minor Adult Orthodontics I Advanced Topics In Periodontics I P Care Clinic Rotation I Complications Seminar I Periodontal Practice Management Treatment Plan Rotation I Spring Clinical Periodontics II Classic Literature Review II Current Literature Review II Periodontics Case Presentation II Surgical Endodontic Rotation II Fundamentals Of Periodontics II Fundamentals Of Perio Surgery II Sedation Seminar II Advanced Topics In Periodontics II In-Service Examination I P Care Clinic Rotation II Complications Seminar II Treatment Plan Rotation II Oral Comprehensive Examination I PGY2 Fall Clinical Periodontics III Classic Literature Review III Current Literature Review III Periodontics Case Presentation III Surgical Endodontic Rotation III Advanced Topics In Periodontics III P Care Clinic Rotation III Complications Seminar III Treatment Plan Rotation III Research Seminars I Growth & Development I Biology of Tooth Movement Diagnosis and Treatment Planning I Biomechanics I Appliance & Lab Technique TMD Diagnosis & Therapy I Ortho/Perio & Adult Orthodontics I Orthodontic Literature Review I Orthognathic Surgery/TMJ Lecture Series I Case Presentation Seminars I Craniofacial Orthodontic Seminars I Early Treatment I Six Elements and Adult Orthodontics I Clinical Orthodontic Training I Spring Clinical Periodontics IV Classic Literature Review IV Current Literature Review IV Periodontics Case Presentation IV Surgical Endodontic Rotation IV Advanced Topics In Periodontics IV In-Service Examination II P Care Clinic Rotation IV Complications Seminar IV Treatment Plan Rotation IV Oral Comprehensive Examination II Research Seminars II Growth & Development II Diagnosis and Treatment Planning II Biomechanics II TMD Diagnosis & Therapy II Ortho/Perio & Adult Orthodontics II Orthodontic Literature Review II Orthognathic Surgery/TMJ Lecture Series II Case Presentation Seminars II Craniofacial Orthodontic Seminars II Early Treatment II Six Elements and Adult Orthodontics II Clinical Orthodontic Training II PGY3 Fall Clinical Periodontics V Periodontics Case Presentation V Surgical Endodontic Rotation V Advanced Topics In Periodontics V P Care Clinic Rotation V Complications Seminar V Treatment Plan Rotation V Board Review Seminar I Research Seminars III Diagnosis and Treatment Planning III Biomechanics III Ortho/Perio & Adult Orthodontics III Orthognathic Surgery/TMJ Lecture Series III Case Presentation Seminars III Clinical Orthodontic Training III Craniofacial Orthodontic Rotations I Ethics in Orthodontics I Literature Review/ABO I Orthognathic Surgery and Practice Mgmt Workshop I P & I Clinic Teaching I Practice Management I Spring Clinical Periodontics VI Periodontics Case Presentation VI Surgical Endodontic Rotation VI Advanced Topics In Periodontics VI In-Service Examination III P Care Clinic Rotation VI Complications Seminar VI Treatment Plan Rotation VI Oral Comprehensive Examination III Board Review Seminar II Research Seminars IV Diagnosis and Treatment Planning IV Biomechanics IV Ortho/Perio & Adult Orthodontics IV Orthognathic Surgery/TMJ Lecture Series IV Case Presentation Seminars IV Clinical Orthodontic Training IV Craniofacial Orthodontic Rotations II Ethics in Orthodontics II Literature Review/ABO II Orthognathic Surgery and Practice Mgmt Workshop II P & I Clinic Teaching II Practice Management II PGY4 Fall Clinical Periodontics VII Clinical Orthodontic Training V Spring Clinical Periodontics VIII Clinical Orthodontic Training VI PGY5 (Academic Tract Only) Fall Clinical Periodontics IX Clinical Orthodontic Training VII Spring Clinical Periodontics X Clinical Orthodontic Training VIII
Core Graduate Dental Education Courses
|Nitrous Oxide Analgesia|
|Head and Neck Anatomy|
|Head and Neck Anatomy|
|Nutrition & Oral Health|
Master of Science in Oral Biology
The School of Dental Medicine also offers a Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSOB). Enrollment in the MSOB program is limited to individuals concurrently registered in one of the postgraduate specialty training (certificate) programs. Candidates receive the MSOB degree after completion of both their specialty training and the Master’s curriculum, which consists of didactic, seminar, and research practicum courses. The MSOB program is comprised of two tracks designed for outstanding students who are interested in either integrating research or structured evidence-based learning into their post-graduate education.
Depending on the track selected, research activities or a systematic literature review form the core of the MSOB program. Students are expected to participate in a clinical or basic science research project of sufficient scope and intensity or a formally structured and critically evaluated literature review focused on an important oral health-related research or clinical question. A thesis composed of an in-depth review of the relevant literature along with a manuscript reporting the results of the research or a systematic review is required for graduation for the research and evidence-based learning tracks respectively.
|Additional MSOB Course Requirements|
|Intro To Statistics|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.