Mission and Goals
The overriding mission of the postgraduate program is to train periodontists to the highest level of knowledge and clinical competency of the specialty. Emphasis is placed on the importance of achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty, including board certification by the American Board of Periodontology. Residents receive extensive clinical experience in periodontal regeneration, soft tissue (plastic) periodontal surgeries, sinus augmentation, alveolar ridge augmentation, dental implants. In addition, residents receive training in IV sedation and hospital-based care.
- Cultivate clinicians who exhibit proficiency with diagnosis, treatment planning, and comprehensive management of periodontal diseases and dental implantology.
- Develop practitioners who achieve proficiency with management and long-term supportive therapy of the periodontal and implant patient.
- Provide graduates with a foundation in the scientific basis of periodontics and implantology, with particular emphasis on the critical use of scholarship.
- Prepare clinicians to work in cooperation with specialists, general dentists, and other health care professionals in the delivery of optimal comprehensive oral health care.
- Promote the growth of leaders who discover and disseminate specialty knowledge and clinical skills, contributing to the community and profession.
- Prepare graduates to become Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology.