Resident Program

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


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. Additional information is available.

Our application deadline is June 30. 

Program Information, Stipend, and Costs



Visiting Scholar Program

The  Department of Periodontics offers an individualized professional development program for dentists and dental specialists. The main objective of the UI Visiting Scholar Professional Development Program in Periodontics is to provide an outstanding and customized professional experience for dentists or dental specialists who are interested in advancing their knowledge in Periodontics and Oral Implantology. Individuals participating in this program will have the opportunity to attend periodontal seminars and lectures, observe periodontal faculty members and/or residents in a clinical setting and participate in research-related activities.

For additional information, a complete program description and application is available.

Any questions can be directed to:

Mr. Rob Beland
Department Administrative Specialist 
Department of Periodontics
Dental Science Building S446
801 Newton Rd
Iowa City, Iowa 52242