The degree program in Periodontology offered at the Faculty of Dentistry is an accredited Master of Dentistry program in Periodontics. Its goal is to provide advanced education and training in the field of periodontology and surgical implant dentistry to prepare graduates to pursue careers in clinical practice, academics and research.
From a research perspective, emphasis is placed on clinical research with expectations of original research and a manuscript suitable for submission for publication. Research in the oral systemic domain is of particular interest in the division, since the Faculty of Dentistry has a unique centre in oral systemic disease.
The program is enhanced by close collaboration with Oral Pathology, as well as with the Graduate Orthodontic Program through joint seminars and case presentations. In addition, faculty prosthodontics rotate through the graduate periodontics clinic to provide comprehensive treatment planning experience for the residents.
Strengths of the program include low instructor/resident ratio, well balanced clinical and didactic programs with a critical approach to literature, opportunities for clinical research and a comprehensive IV sedation course administered by the Faculty of Medicine - Anesthesia department.
Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC)