Periodontics Resident Schedule

Semester One, Year One

July – August
Orientation to training program
Assignment of advisory mentor
Begin to interview potential research mentors
Course: Advances in Dental Research
Course: Dental Computing and Research Methods

September – January
Course: Oral Microbiology
Course: Oral Immunology
Course: Periodontology Case Presentation
Course: Multidiscipline Case Presentation
Course: Fundamentals of Implant Dentistry
Seminar: Principles of Periodontology

Course: Periodontal Therapy
Clinical training
Research training

Semester Two, Year One

February – June
Seminar: Case Review Seminar I
Course: Principles of Periodontology
Course: Periodontal Therapy
Course: Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Course: Clinical Pharmacology
Course: Mineralized and Connective Tissues
Course: Biostatistics
Course: Periodontology Case Presentation
Course: Multidiscipline Case Presentation
Course: Practice of Scientific Investigation – Basic Course
Clinical training
Research training

May
Research trainee promotion meeting

Semester One, Year Two

June – August
September – January
Course: Current Topics in Periodontology I
Course: Periodontology Case Presentation
Course: Multidiscipline Case Presentation (Advanced Course)
Clinical training
Research training

January
Designate and meet with thesis advisory committee

Semester Two, Year Two

February – June
Course: Current Topics in Periodontology I
Course: Periodontology Case Presentation
Course: Multidiscipline Case Presentation
Clinical training
Research training

May
Research trainee promotion meeting
Presentation of research proposal

June
Preliminary oral comprehensive exam

Semester One, Year Three

September – January
Course: Current Topics in Periodontology II
Course: Periodontology Case Presentation
Course: Multidiscipline Case Presentation
Clinical training
Predoctoral teaching
Research training

Semester Two, Year Three

February – June
Course: Current Topics in Periodontology II
Course: Principles of Clinical Trials
Course: Periodontology Case Presentation
Course: Multidiscipline Case Presentation
Clinical training
Research training

May
Research trainee promotion meeting

Semester One, Year Four

September – January
Clinical training
Research training

Semester Two, Year Four

February – June
Clinical training
Research training
Periodontal case reports submitted
Thesis defense

May
Research trainee promotion meeting

June
Awarding of the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology and Certificate in Periodontics