Periodontics (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

The Advanced Education Program in Periodontics provides a broad educational and clinical experience consisting of a 36-month curriculum leading to a certificate of training in Periodontics. The primary goals of the program are to:

  1. Provide a foundation in the clinical, behavioral and biomedical sciences that will enable the graduate to diagnose, manage and/or prevent diseases, abnormalities, and structural conditions affecting the periodontal tissues.
  2. Engender the role of the specialist as an integral and integrated member of the health professions team.
  3. Encourage students to participate in dental education and to develop a philosophy of lifelong learning.
  4. Prepare students to successfully qualify for the written and clinical components of the American Board of Periodontology (ABP).

Program Strengths

  1. Diverse clinical faculty, consisting of full and part-time members, many of whom hold joint appointments in the biomedical sciences or the Department of Implant Dentistry
  2. Diverse and large patient population, which provides a wide range of clinical experiences
  3. Opportunities for basic and/or clinical research within the College or through collaboration with the adjacent NYU Medical Center
  4. Intensive didactic and clinical programs that focus on advanced and innovative approaches to therapy
  5. Close collaboration with the Advanced Education Programs in Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Orthodontics.


The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and fulfills all requirements for board eligibility as stated by the American Academy of Periodontology.

Eligibility for Licensure

Completion of the CODA-accredited Advanced Education Program in Periodontics satisfies the training requirements for eligibility for participation in the board certification process for the American Board of Periodontics. Eligibility for dental licensure is based on pre-professional, professional and post-graduate training and varies by state/jurisdiction. Candidates should check the state/jurisdiction regulations for dental licensure for the state(s)/jurisdictions(s) in which they are seeking licensure in order to ensure that they comply with all requirements.


See Admissions & Application Process for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.