Full Time: Yes
Program Duration: 36 months
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As Wisconsin’s only dental school, we offer you the most advanced clinical resources and instructional technology available. Every step you take in our program will be guided by faculty and practicing professionals who uphold Marquette’s vision: to train highly-skilled oral health care practitioners to bring top-quality dental care to urban and rural communities across the country — and around the world. We’ll prepare you to enter practice immediately upon graduation.
Our program blends the knowledge and skills of basic, clinical and behavioral sciences to prepare our student as competent, contemporary dentists. You’ll be immersed in a model of education that mimics dental practice.You’ll be challenged in a different way — to prepare you for what life will be like post-graduation. Our faculty and staff will help you manage the demands of this rigorous academic program (and have some fun, too).
The Advanced Education in Periodontics program is a 36-month program that provides a Master’s and a Certificate in Periodontics. The program provides training in four areas: didactic, clinical, research and teaching and is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. It also fulfills requirements for eligibility to the American Board of Periodontology.
Months to Complete*
Certificate and M.S. Program Details
2 residents per year; 6 residents total
36 months; the periodontics program requires three full years of direct patient care.
$1,000/week of on-call service as tuition discount
Residents must complete a minimum of 50 credit hours of course work, including 12 credit hours of clinical practice and six credit hours of thesis work.
The remaining credits will be from courses assigned by the course director which are specific to Periodontology.
Eligibility to the American Board of Periodontology: Yes
Commission on Dental Accreditation status: Approval without reporting requirements
Master of science degree applicants may only be admitted to the program under Plan A, which has two options:
In partial fulfillment of the requirements to obtain the master of science degree, all candidates must complete the appropriate sections of the graduate core curriculum with a grade of B- or above, conduct a research project on an appropriate clinical or basic science topic, and successfully defend their research project. Format and content of the public defense is determined by the advisory committee.
Candidates are encouraged to pursue research that originates in their chosen dental specialty. Research projects are selected in consultation with the graduate program director. Where possible, graduate students in advanced dental specialty programs are encouraged to do clinically relevant research.
For a more detailed review of the program, including coursework details, please visit the Graduate School Bulletin
What You Can Expect From Marquette Dental School
Learn and practice in a patient-centered environment that resembles the real world of dentistry.
Attend fewer traditional lectures because more of your time will be spent working with patients — beginning your first year.
Gain an understanding of the link between oral and physical health to better serve your patients.
Participate in university outreach programs at urban, rural and specialty care clinics, getting firsthand experience in public health.
Receive training in advanced dental practices with access to faculty experts committed to advancing dental knowledge through their own innovative research.
Form professional relationships with practicing dentists throughout Wisconsin through our formal mentorship program offered to all students.
Make an Impact Beyond your Studies
Develop hands-on skills and give back to the community by providing emergency and comprehensive patient care at seven clinics throughout Wisconsin. You’ll apply what you’ve learned while participating in rounds at several of the following clinics:
Work with faculty-scholars advancing clinical dentistry through the synthesis and dissemination of information. You may want to partake in the development of new products that improve oral, dental and craniofacial health. You could help develop a denture base material that inhibits the growth of disease-causing microbes; optimize orthodontic treatment to move teeth faster and at minimal root resorption risk; study how new phosphate polymers can prevent microbial colonization; or find a better way to manage chronic headaches associated with myofascial pain.
Nurture your research interests by becoming a member of the Student Research Group — a local chapter of the American Association of Dental Research, a national student research group. Guided by faculty, this student-run organization will give you the opportunity to actively engage in cutting-edge research. Members also enjoy these exclusive opportunities:
Graduation is dependent on receiving a master’s degree through the graduate school which involves an original research project and specified thesis requirements appropriate for this Master’s degree.
Tayebi Research Group at Marquette University School of Dentistry provides an opportunity for residents with an interest in interdisciplinary research in bio and nano materials including bone and periodontal tissue engineering.
See Application Details tab for the 2-step process
phone: (414) 288-7139
August 1st for the program starting in June of the following year.
Applications are initially made through Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) of the American Dental Education Association. A complete application is required for consideration.
Once accepted into the program through ADEA PASS, you will need to complete the additional application requirements listed below.
Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.