Advanced Graduate Education Program in Periodontology

This academic program trains individuals to become clinical scholars in the field of periodontology. All residents are required to complete an advanced degree (MMSc or DMSc) in conjunction with the periodontology certificate. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers in academics, research, and clinical practice. The clinical component of the training is closely coupled with training in a related discipline, such as biomedical research or health care delivery and research. In the clinical component of the program, the student is expected to become proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including the management of advanced cases, which require interaction with other clinical disciplines.

Mission Statment

HSDM Division of Periodontology develops clinical scholars for careers in clinical practice, education and research through excellence in education, patient care and scholarship emphasizing the art and science of periodontology, implantology and regenerative medicine.

Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc)

The duration of this program is 33 months. This three-year program involves a combined MMSc and certificate in periodontology. The training for both components is continuous.

Doctor of Medical Sciences (DMSc)

The length of the program ranges from 45 to 57 months, depending upon student research. This four-year program involves a combined DMSc and certificate in periodontology. Most students in this program seek careers in academics following graduation.

Sample of DMSc resident’s four-year schedule