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Department of Periodontics:  
Clinical Specialty Program and Graduate Program

  • Certificate in Periodontics
  • Master of Science in Oral Science

Students working toward the Certificate in Periodontics may pursue the Master of Science in Oral Science in conjunction with the certificate.

Certificate
The Certificate in Periodontics requires 36 months of full-time study, including satisfactory completion of required didactic and clinical courses, satisfactory completion of comprehensive written and oral examinations, and an acceptable literature review or research paper. The certificate program provides a sound foundation for the clinical practice of periodontics. It meets all requirements of the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation for advanced dental education programs in periodontics. It also meets the educational requirements for application to take board certification examinations of the American Board of Periodontology.

Master of Science
The Master of Science program in Oral Science requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit and 36 months of full-time study, including satisfactory completion of required and elective courses, preparation and defense of an acceptable thesis based on original research, and satisfactory completion of comprehensive written and oral examinations.

Application
Applicants to the Periodontics Certificate Program must have a D.D.S. degree or equivalent and must meet the admissions requirements of the Graduate College.  Applicants must take the National Dental Board Examination and interview with the department.  Additional information is available at http://grad.admissions.uiowa.edu/academics/periodontics-certificate and http://grad.admissions.uiowa.edu/academics/oral-science-ms-or-phd

Course Listing
Advanced Human Anatomy
Advanced Periodontology
Dental Sciences Research Methodology
Physical Diagnosis
Case Management Seminar
Advanced Surgical Techniques
Recent Advances in Periodontology
Advanced Clinical Periodontics
Perio Lit Review-Occlusion
Perio Lit Review-Implants
Perio Lit Review-Resective Surgery
Perio Lit Review-Mucogingival Therapy
Perio Lit Review-Regenerative Theray
Perio Lit Review-Longitudinal Studies
Statistical Methods for Dental Research
Research Design in Dentistry
Pathophysiology of Bone and Tooth Supporting Structures
Pathophysiology of Skin & Oral Mucosa
Advanced Dental Therapeutics
Physical Hist. Lab Features of Disease
Pain & Anxiety Control
Current Topics
Advanced Implant Techniques
Applied Oral Microbiology
Oral Micro and Immunology
Practice Management
Practice Teaching in Periodontics
Perio Certificate Program
Research in Oral Science