Students entering their fourth year of a US accredited Dental School are welcome to apply before graduating or taking Part 2 of National Boards. If accepted in the program, Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry must receive proof of graduation and National Board Examination Part 2 no later than 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program.
Program Director: Dr. David G. Kerns
General Admissions Requirements for all candidates:
International applicants (applicants trained outside the US)
In addition to general admission requirements international applicants need to submit the following additional information:
A certificate in Periodontics is awarded upon successful completion of the 3 year curriculum in the Advanced Training Program in Periodontics.
Assigned faculty teach didactic and clinical courses on all aspects of periodontics, including etiology, pathogenesis, systemic interactions/considerations, diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical/non-surgical therapy, maintenance care, dental implantology, interdisciplinary considerations, and oral medicine/stomatology.
In order to receive the certificate, each candidate is required to complete and defend a M.S. (or PhD) thesis research project, which, in the case of the M.S., may be either a clinical research project or laboratory-based research project.
Download the graduate admissions form:
Complete Graduate Applications are due no later than June 15th for the following year.
Contact: Dr. David G. Kerns
U.S. Department of Education regulations (Federal Register [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], October 2010) require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).
This data must include the name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, graduation rate, tuition and fees, book and supply costs, job placement rate and median loan debt for each program. The data pertaining to the Periodontics program may be reviewed at: http://itasmailer.tamu.edu/customerupload/HSCTemplates/PERI/PERI.html