Faculty of Dentistry

Master of Periodontics/Diploma (MPerio/Diploma)



Dalhousie's Periodontics program is designed to train clinicians for the specialty practice of Periodontics, using an evidence-based approach. The program involves a variety of clinical experiences and participation in a research project. The school puts emphasis on thoroughness of patient evaluation, accuracy in diagnosis and treatment planning, evidenced-based approaches to treatment.

Areas of Training

Students will be trained to the level of proficiency in management of patients in need of treatment for a variety of periodontal diseases and mucogingival defects, treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMDs), as well as dental implant therapy and conscious sedation.

Admission Requirements

Candidate must have completed a minimum of an accredited four-year D.D.S. program and be eligible for student licensure in the Province of Nova Scotia. A minimum A- average required for the last two years of study. Students for whom English is not a first language must submit a TOEFL score above 600 (or the equivalent score on a comparable test). Applicants from a pre-doctoral dental program more than five years prior to application must demonstrate evidence of clinical practice within the last two years.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is June 1 of the preceding year.

Contact Information

Subject Code: PERI
Tel: 902-494-1912
Address: Faculty of Dentistry, 5891 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Director: Dr. Debora Matthews
Director Tel: 902-494-1419
Director Email:
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