Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry: Programs


The Periodontics Residency Program exposes residents to the full breadth of periodontal diagnostics and therapies. Graduates of the certificate program can expect to be competent in all phases of clinical periodontal care, including treatment-planning and placing dental implants. The master's degree option is available to residents in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry, as it is to all residents in the graduate programs of the School of Dental Medicine.

All residents are encouraged to participate in the American Academy of Periodontology board certification process, and to graduate as board-certified periodontists.

Two residents are accepted annually for the three-year program. All residents must be graduates of an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.

More information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Pouran Famili, chair and program director, at 412-648-8595 or Ms. Rita Vitolo, department administrator, at 412-648-9997.