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Periodontics

This three-year Master of Periodontics is designed to train competent periodontists to practice the full scope of periodontics and surgical implant dentistry using an evidence-based approach to treatment.

The program provides students with a variety of clinical experiences, emphasizing thorough patient evaluation and accuracy in diagnosis and treatment planning. Students will be trained to manage patients in need of treatment for a variety of periodontal diseases and mucogingival defects, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD), dental implant therapy and conscious sedation. Students will also participate in a research project.

Graduates of this program are eligible to write fellowship exams for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Periodontics and the American Board of Periodontology Diplomate Exams.

Find out more about the program here

Admission requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of a four-year D.D.S. (or equivalent) from a university-based dental institution with a minimum overall average equivalent of B+ (76%) 

For international students:

  • A certified (by a lawyer or notary public) copy of your diploma must be provided plus an original letter from the Dean of the university certifying your graduation and the date of graduation.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and write in English. If the applicant has spent less than 3 years at an English language post-secondary institution, the applicant will be required to demonstrate ability to communicate and write in English (i.e. minimum paper based TOEFL of 600, or computer-based TOEFL minimum of 100; IELTS score minimum of 7.5). 

Please note: Given that the number of applicants exceeds the number of positions available, a record that satisfies the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

How to apply

A. Submit application form

To apply, fill out an application form.[PDF 98kb]

Note:
Paper application forms must be received by the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences (address below) by the application deadline.
*This is a non-thesis based program.

B. Submit supporting documents

Send to the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences (address below):

a) transcripts of university dentistry education

b) copy of National Dental Examining Board certificate

c) two letters of reference [PDF - 525kb]. These letters must be sent directly by the referees to the address below. At least one of the letters must be from a periodontics faculty member.

d) a one page essay outlining reasons for choosing the periodontics program and career aspirations

e) proof of English-language competency, if appropriate

The application deadline is June 1 of the year before the program begins. Applicants are responsible for ensuring all documentation has been received by the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences by the deadline. Applicants being considered for admission will be required to attend an assessment interview at Dalhousie.

The Faculty of Dentistry will contact applicants on the following important dates:

  • Early June: confirmation of receipt of completed application packages
  • Late June: arrange interviews for competitive applicants
  • July/August: interviews take place for competitive applicants

Acceptance into all programs within the Faculty of Dentistry is conditional upon receipt of a completed immunization/CPR record [PDF - 99kB].

The start date will be June 1.

Accepted applicants must submit a $200 tuition deposit by the date specified in the acceptance letter. Two students are normally accepted into this program each year.

For more information about this program, contact Angela Faulkner at angela.faulkner@dal.ca.

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Mailing address for supporting application documents:

Department of Dental Clinical Sciences

Dentistry Building, Dalhousie University

PO Box 15000

5981 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  
B3H 4R2

Tel: 902.494.1912

Fax: 902.494.1662